Very old Hotmail account

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  1. Posts : 56,050
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #11

    Another clue. I don't believe I've ever seen that message before. Almost like it's saying that email account has been blocked and/or suspended.
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  2. Posts : 119
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       #12

    I receive email from that address/account and can send from the account too
    [EDIT] to clarify, I do have to sign in to outlook.com first however using my outlook account.
    and I'm not using a forwarding service such as 33mail, anonaddy, etc

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    Clicking on "Manage This Email" from the last post's previous screen shot brings me to this page :

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  3. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #13

    I believe you have answered your own question: those two hotmail addresses are both associated with your MS account, and I would have thought you should just switch off the one you believe was compromised. In fact, unless you want to use the other one, turn it off also. You could do some tests from another (non MS account) to confirm which are still functioning, but it seems from what you have written that they both are.

    If you click on the 'manage' link, you will see that MS refers to them as aliases.
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  4. Posts : 119
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       #14

    Thanks @mngerhold,
    From everything I've followed in this thread, I thought when a user opened a @HOTmail "account", it remained open until it was closed by the account owner.

    those two hotmail addresses are both associated with your MS account
    I'm not sure if that means these are aliases of my Outlook account. Do you mean the email service - Hotmail remained when the new Outlook migration occurred, but neither of them were ever MS accounts ?

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    well. I don't believe there's much a chance of this making sense.
    My hotmail account was never closed
    My two active Hotmail addresses confirmed by at least one member these are aliases of my Outlook account
    Outlook.com and Hotmail.com accounts are separate Microsoft managed accounts
    Nothing new learned about these hotmail addresses
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  5. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #15

    I don't at this stage know what you are wanting to do: if those hotmail addresses work and you want to use them, carry on. If you want them gone, then simply switch them off from the 'manage' page.
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  6. Posts : 119
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       #16

    I don't at this stage know what you are wanting to do
    Please accept my apologies, sir. I didn't intend to direct my frustration on anyone here at Tenforums.

    Microsoft 's decision to move HoTMaiL user's to Outlook.com years ago impacted my HoTMail account.

    The best that I can tell, after the HoTMaiL account became connected to the Outlook.com account and the move was successful, I lost the HoTMaiL account.

    Unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done about that now.

    Perhaps MS provided had an open window at one time for users to opt in to in order to prevent the action of the account from being closed.
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  7. Posts : 56,050
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       #17

    Jaguwaar20 said:
    Please accept my apologies, sir. I didn't intend to direct my frustration on anyone here at Tenforums.

    Microsoft 's decision to move HoTMaiL user's to Outlook.com years ago impacted my HoTMail account.

    The best that I can tell, after the HoTMaiL account became connected to the Outlook.com account and the move was successful, I lost the HoTMaiL account.

    Unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done about that now.

    Perhaps MS provided had an open window at one time for users to opt in to in order to prevent the action of the account from being closed.
    Good morning, again. You're not dumping frustration here on anyone. It's understandable what's happening. I don't know if you've tried this yet, apologies if you have, but I just ran across this article, recent dated Jan. 2021. Worth a try if you haven't already.

    Hotmail account BLOCKED: How to fix and access your Hotmail email and sign in once blocked | Express.co.uk
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  8. Posts : 12,414
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #18

    At some point after I established my Hotmail account it was known that if it wasn't accessed over a period of time it could be blocked or deleted, haven't seen that happen yet with either Hotmail or Outlook.com accounts, still quite usable but both have merged to the Outlook – free personal email and calendar from Microsoft address.
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  9. Posts : 958
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       #19

    Going back to old websites, you can either rename your account to outlook or create an alias.

    https://www.askvg.com/how-to-upgrade...email-account/
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  10. Posts : 119
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       #20

    Sign-In Preferences


    Thank you all for your valued input.
    One setting completely missed my eye.

    The Sign-In Preferences change allowed me to select either of my Hotmail addresses to be used to sign-in. Its found by going to: Your Info > Contact Info > Manage This Email Address > Sign-In Preferences and then selecting (dot) the email address.

    I found that both Hotmail addresses were not selected.

    I made the sign-in preference selection for one of the Hotmail addresses. After logging out and signing back in with a Hotmail address I selected, I could successfully sign-in to Outlook.com

    This is making more sense now but this is also embarrassing
    I probably should consider an eye doctor appointment or something
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