Hotmail email address query

  NChick 00:49 22 Apr 2009

Hi - I'd like to change the primary address I use on my hotmail account.
I understand I could close the account and create another one but losing all my contacts would be a pain. Is there any way to change the address my current account uses?
Thanks in advance :)

  Charence 02:18 22 Apr 2009

I think you need to setup a new account if you want a new address. I don't think it allows you to simply change the address.

You can export your contacts in Hotmail to a file and then import it into your new account. Look at your contacts page, there are some options there.

Also consider your contacts, probably setup your old account to forward mail to your new address, in case people don't know your old one yet, or setup an automated reply to inform them of the change.

  NChick 21:11 13 Dec 2009

Sorry for the massive delay; life got in the way.
Thanks - transferred most contacts and added those that wouldn't go in the exported file. My crazy ex hasn't been able to reach me for months, but it's a shame that I had to change an email address I had for five years because of one spineless pillock.

Thanks for your help, Charence

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