How to Delete Microsoft Office 365 Account?

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2024 by

If you no longer need your Microsoft Office 365 account, you may be wondering how to delete it. Whether you are switching to a different email provider or simply no longer need the services, deleting your account is a simple process. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to delete your Microsoft Office 365 account.

Before You Begin

Before you delete your account, it is important to note that this action is permanent and cannot be undone. Once your account is deleted, you will lose access to all of your emails, files, and other data associated with the account. Therefore, it is important to make sure you have backed up any important information before proceeding with the deletion process.

Step 1: Sign in to Your Account

The first step to deleting your Microsoft Office 365 account is to sign in to your account. Go to the Microsoft Office 365 login page and enter your email address and password. Once you are signed in, click on the “My Account” option in the top right corner of the page.

Step 2: Navigate to the Security Settings

In the “My Account” section, click on the “Security” tab. This will take you to the security settings for your account.

Step 3: Select “More Security Options”

Under the “Security” tab, scroll down until you see the “More Security Options” link. Click on this link to access additional security settings for your account.

Step 4: Verify Your Identity

Before you can delete your account, you will need to verify your identity. This is to ensure that only the account owner can delete the account. You will be prompted to enter a security code that will be sent to your email or phone number associated with the account.

Step 5: Click on “Close My Account”

Once you have verified your identity, you will see the option to “Close My Account” at the bottom of the page. Click on this option to proceed with the deletion process.

Step 6: Confirm the Deletion

A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the deletion of your account. Read through the information provided and click on “Next” to proceed.

Step 7: Select a Reason for Deletion

You will be asked to select a reason for deleting your account. Choose the most appropriate option from the drop-down menu and click on “Mark account for closure.”

Step 8: Wait for Confirmation

Once you have completed all the steps, your account will be marked for closure. You will receive an email from Microsoft confirming the deletion of your account. This process may take up to 60 days, during which time you will still have access to your account. After 60 days, your account and all associated data will be permanently deleted.

Conclusion

Deleting your Microsoft Office 365 account is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Just remember to back up any important information before proceeding with the deletion process. If you have any issues or need further assistance, you can contact Microsoft support for help.

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