Recycled email addresses and Outlook nicknames

The revelations (last October) that Microsoft is quietly recycling email addresses from its Hotmail, Live, and domains might have come as a surprise to some. According to an email statement from Microsoft to cited in the article, when an account becomes inactive, “the email account is automatically queued for deletion from our servers.

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