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How to access an old MSN email account?

Asked by DrasticDreamer (23988points) November 7th, 2014

I have a very old email account that I have no idea how to access anymore – even though it’s still listed as an alternate email for security purposes for another really old email account that I have.

It’s an email that ends with ”@msn.com”, but I don’t even know where the log-in page for it would be? It can’t be the same place you log in to access hotmail email accounts, because it doesn’t find my msn email account when I do the “forgot your info” stuff there.

It almost seems to me like the ”@msn.com” email accounts were discontinued, but then I can’t see how my msn account is still listed as the security email for my old hotmail account…

Am I missing something obvious? This is really important to me because I’m trying to gain access to old, personal correspondence.

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seekingwolf's avatar

https://login.live.com/

Have you tried logging in here?

elbanditoroso's avatar

a couple years ago, they switched all msn.com (or many of them) to outlook.com. You might try that.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Yeah, I tried both. It doesn’t find my account information when I try to do the “forgot info” stuff. It says that my email address isn’t a valid msn account, but I list it exactly how it’s listed in my alternate email/security area for my hotmail account.

I have no idea what the problem is…

downtide's avatar

If the account was a free one and hasn’t been used for an extended time, it may have been purged from their systems. I don’t think they keep inactive accounts indefinitely.

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