How to Remove a Hotmail Account From Outlook

by Leigh Thompson

Hotmail is the free email service provided by Microsoft. You can sign up for a Hotmail account via their website. Once you create a Hotmail account, your Microsoft Outlook email client can access the Hotmail account to retrieve your email messages. When you no longer need your Hotmail account, you can remove the account from your Outlook software.

Microsoft Outlook 2010

Open Microsoft Outlook 2010. Click "File" from the top menu. Choose "Info" from the menu list. Select "Account Settings" from the list. Click "Account Settings" again.

Select the Hotmail account that you want to delete. Click the "Remove" button.

Click "Yes" to confirm the account deletion.

Microsoft Outlook 2007

Open Microsoft Outlook 2007. Click "Tools" on the top menu bar. Select "Account Settings" from the list of options.

Select the Hotmail account that you want to delete. Click the "Remove" button.

Click "Yes" to confirm the account deletion.

Control Panel

Open the "Start" menu. Click the "Control Panel." Type "Mail" into the search box. XP users can find "Mail" under the "User Accounts" link in "Category" view.

Click the "Email Accounts" button.

Select the Hotmail account that you want to delete. Click the "Remove" button.

Click "Yes" to confirm the account deletion.

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About the Author

Leigh Thompson began writing in 2007 and specializes in creating content for websites. She has been published online in various capacities. Thompson has an associate degree in information technology from the University of Kansas and is working on a bachelor's degree in business and personal finance.

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