Saturday, January 08, 2005
How to increase size of your Hotmail account
Before you go ahead, let me tell you something: Dont whine if this doesnt work. You are doing it at your own risk. Also remember, curosity killed the cat.
To protect all your current emails don't forget to follow the instructions of Step #3
Before updating your Personal Profile in Options just take the snap shot of current settings using print screen, pasting the snapshot it in an MS-Word file and saving it for future reference. If you forget your password in future, hotmail may want your to enter the original profile details.
Also after changing the Personal Profile, again take the print screen of new personal settings and paste it in a new page of same MS-Word file, so in future if hotmail ask you to provide the personal details then you can provide it.
This method makes your Inbox 25MB in size first and then in a month or so, it is supposed to become 250MB. So here's the step-by-step procedure for ya folks:
Sign in to your hotmail account and change your Personal Profile in the Options (its in top right corner) as following:
country : USA
state : Maryland
postal code : 21135
(choose another zip code if you want. - http://www.downloadzipcode.com/) needless to say, you need to enter the zip code that belongs to the state you've chosen.
Then get to the Language options and make it English.
If you don't want to lose your Inbox emails, save your mails from Inbox to some temporary folder by following procedure. From your Mails view, click Put in folder. From the menu, choose New Folder. Create your new folder and go back to your Inbox. Select the emails that you do not lose and click Put in folder once more. Choose the folder you have just created and the emails you have chosen will be moved to that folder. You can move them to your Inbox again later by the same method.
Before signing out, paste the link below into the address bar and click "Close my account". Thus your account will be deactivated. Remember its deactivated and gone for ever. All you have to do is deactivate it and activate it again immediately. Even the mails in your mailboxes other than Inbox will be as it is. Inbox mails are deleted when inactivated and hence I asked you all to save them in your new folder.
Now visit the address http://www.hotmail.com again. Enter your username and password. The activation page will load. Activate your mail account.
You're done ! Now your mail account capacity has grown to 25MB and in a month or so it will be 250MB. Enjoy your "enlarged" hotmail account! If you're in USA then the hotmail account size might grow to 250 MB directly.
A big shout to Bhavesh Patel for sending this tip!
thanks a lot
was wondering when they would update my account.
this really made my day :)
Login to your account
Go to Option
Click My Profile
Change Country to United States
Wait for browser to Load US Settings
Change state to Florida and Zip Code to 33332
Go to Language and Make sure it is English. Paste this link in Same Browser :
Wait until the screen says "Your Hotmail account is closed and ready to be deleted."
Click Close Account.
Go Back to Login and relogin to ur Account
Just reactivate ur account.
No email will be deleted from ur account and now ur account size limit increase to 25MB.
keep it up dude
n keeep on rollin
people told me about it earlier but...everyone did not do the CLOSE A/c process...
well if you guys can somehow sacrifice your e-mails in your hotmail account, simple follow all the steps above and close the account. Once you do that, just goto the create new account menu and re-register with your previous login but in the country, state & zip code write
respectively and that should do it... the new account you create will have 250MB of storage..
ahsan :: BlackHats Corp. Pakistan
P.S.my previous account also had a 250 MB storage capacity..[with nationality:Indian]
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