How to Deactivate your Outlook Account
How to Delete Outlook Account. Microsoft Outlook is one of the world’s most popular email services. It is used by businesses and individuals alike, and has been around for more than fifteen years. Previously known as Hotmail, Outlook provides individuals with a cohesive network to connect to all Microsoft devices in one go, using their account directly. Microsoft Outlook is one of the most reliable and frequently used services. Apart from being an email service, Outlook also has a task manager, a calendar, a contact manager and a note taking application, among various other helpful services. There is a dedicated application available too, available on all mobile platforms. However, there is a very simple process in case a user no longer wishes to use Microsoft’s services. Here’s how to deactivate your Outlook account.
1. Log in to your Outlook Account
The first step is to log in to your Outlook Account. Visit www.outlook.com and you will be greeted with a minimalistic sign in screen (as shown in the picture). Enter your user name and password and sign in to your account. You will be taken directly to your email inbox.
2. Visit the Account Settings Page
Go to the Account Settings page from the drop down menu located on the top right hand side of the screen. You will see your name besides the picture, click on it and click on Account Settings. From the Account Settings Page, click on Security and Privacy.
3. Manage Advanced Security
A number of options will be made available to you as you open the Security and Privacy Page. Click on Advanced Security, which is located right under Account Security (as shown in the picture).
4. Close your Account
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, and you will see an option that says ‘close your account’. If you feel that you need to close your account, this is what you must press. A disclaimer will be shown (see picture), asking you to cancel any subscriptions that you might have, along with using up any account balances and setting up automated email replies before finally shutting off your account.