email from is it a scam or is it genuine from Microsoft/Hotmail? threatening to deactivate my account

Gio Gio 0 Reputation points

I received the below email today, They want me to click on the link "Confirm Your Email Here" or we will deactivate your account - is this a scam? N.B. i use this Hotmail account nearly every day:



Mon 10/06/2024 4:02 AM

Hello georgexxxx100


Microsoft is closing all old versions and non-active users from 7/31/2024 4:01:39 a.m.. Please confirm your email address to keep your account from being deactivated.


Confirm Your Email Here


Account will be  automatically deleted after 7/31/2024 4:01:39 a.m. You can change the frequency of these notifications within your mailbox portal.



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  1. SokiGuo-MSFT 25,741 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Gio Gio

    Welcome to our forum!

    Based on the sender's email address, it's likely to be a phishing scam. One of the ways to identify whether an email is from Microsoft support is to check the sender's email address. Microsoft support uses the following domains to send emails:


    Please do not reply, click on any links, or open any attachments. For guidance on spotting phishing emails and reporting them, see Protect yourself from phishing.

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