Recover deleted outlook.com aliases
Users should have a period of time - a week would be enough for many people - to undelete aliases that were deleted from accounts (often by kids on xbox.) When an account is closed, users have 60 days to change their mind - they should have a similar option when aliases are deleted.
For an example of the problem this will solve, see this thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/all/my-hotmail-account-was-deleted-while-my-son-was/2250b864-3712-4813-b736-e896e8146c25
PLEASE MICROSOFT! You have to add the same waiting period for aliases that you do for whole accounts!!! It's so ridiculous - think about it, you have a waiting period for account deletions but not for an alias that is just as important?? This makes NO SENSE!!! Someone hacking an account could delete a lot of important information without even deleting the entire account!
microsoft might help
come back all is forgiven, i liked my account but it changed from a hotmail to an outlook one is that because microsoft no longer supports that domain please?
mine was an accident yesterday and cannot get it back. had to set up another alias but really need the original account which by the way is still mine on my computers.
J EAIII commented
Same thing just happened to me. All I wanted to do was change my xbox live email address. At no point did it notify me that un-linking my hotmail account after adding a different email address to xboxlive would result in my hotmail account being deleted Microsoft is officially the worse cloud solution in my eyes. I had been using that account for nearly 25 years. Long before xbox live existed.
I don't know of another email service that uses this heartless, inconsiderate practice of auto-deleting email accounts. Microsoft is a bad joke, and I can't wait till someone knocks them off the throne in terms of OS for PC's.
Richard Lira commented
This is ********! I will not ever use Hotmail again!
My son just deleted my wife's email on his Xbox one. Now she can't recover it! Just says email does not exist! She has had it for 15 years and all our banking, credit cards, apps, contacts, ECT ECT is gone. We are well with in the 60 day grace period infact less then a week. This is a complete disaster! Most times kids need an adults email to get accounts so this must happen appt. Need fix now!
Génesis Nieves commented
The system should offer the option of redirecting emails to a main account. Also, let, users retrieve accounts linked to the deleted email.