Can't close hotmail account in Outlook2007

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sheana

When I try to close my hotmail account in Outlook, it gives me a message that
any emails going into that account will be delivered to my default email
account. I don't want that to happen, so I didn't close it. Actually, my
hotmail is a junk mail account, and I would like to delete it, and not have
it coincidental in the same profile with email from my ISP(Which is a POP3
account).

Can I delete it? If so, how? Is there any danger to doing this to my ISP
account?

Also, when I click send/receive, I don't see the send/receive progress bar,
even though I did previously. How can I get it back?
Thanks in advance.
 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"sheana" <sheana> wrote in message
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> When I try to close my hotmail account in Outlook, it gives me a message
> that
> any emails going into that account will be delivered to my default email
> account. I don't want that to happen, so I didn't close it. Actually, my
> hotmail is a junk mail account, and I would like to delete it, and not have
> it coincidental in the same profile with email from my ISP(Which is a POP3
> account).
>
> Can I delete it? If so, how? Is there any danger to doing this to my ISP
> account?


Sure you can close it. There's no danger involved.

> Also, when I click send/receive, I don't see the send/receive progress bar,
> even though I did previously. How can I get it back?


Click Tools>Send/Receive>Send/Receive Settings>Show Progress. Does that give
you what you want?

 

Brian Tillman

Senior Member
"sheana" <sheana> wrote in message
news:BBAD1366-5DEF-4070-985D-889C73CFECE4@microsoft.com...

> Can I delete it? If so, how? Is there any danger to doing this to my ISP
> account?


I didn't answer the "how" part of this. Do you want to cancel your Live Mail
account on the server or just remove it from Outlook? If the latter, click
Tools>Account Serttings>E-mail Accounts., select the Hotmail account, and
click Remove.

You will not be able to send anything through that account once you delete it.
You can still have an account that displays the junk "@hotmail.com" domain if
you want, thought, but you'll need to have an account set up for that. It
doesn't have to receive messages, but you need it to send messages with that
address.

If you use the Outlook Connector to access the Live Mail account, its folders
will be separate from the default folders into which your POP messages get
delivered. I find that quite handle. I, too, use my hotmail address for
those times when third parties require a mail address. I don't supply my main
address. My ISP also allows throw-away addresses. They're as temporary as I
wish them to be. I keep them around just long enough to register for
something and receive the acknowledgement. Sometimes I keep them around for a
while and if I start getting messages sent to them, I know who sold my
address.

 
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