Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday October 06, 2013

Microsoft Recycling Inactive Email Addresses

Use it or lose it has been Microsoft’s approach to unused Hotmail accounts for quite a while and now has been extended to cover all unused Microsoft email accounts that haven’t been accessed for at least 270 days. Microsoft has recently added a new twist by also beginning a recycling program for those unused email accounts.

When the account becomes inactive "the email account is automatically queued for deletion from our servers. Then, after a total of 360 days, the email account name is made available again," according to an email statement from Microsoft.