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Hotmail is a web-based service. As long as you don't login to Hotmail, there's nothing that's going to get downloaded to your computer.
I've got a Hotmail account that I don't use anymore because I got lots of junk mails. If I don't sign into the account and if I do not open any of the junk mail files, can the junk mails take up any memory or space on my computer?
In this excerpt from Answercast #53, I look at how Hotmail as an internet-based program does not download email files to your computer.
No. Hotmail is a web-based service. It only interacts with your computer - and even then, only within the browser if you login to Hotmail. If you visit the website.
As long as you don't login to Hotmail then:
There is nothing that's going to come to your computer.
There's nothing that's going to get downloaded to your computer.
There's nothing that's going to take up any space or any memory on your computer.
What you're doing is probably the right thing. If you actually don't want to use a Hotmail account anymore, simply stop logging in. Eventually, the account will get closed for you automatically and it will just stop working.
So, don't go login to it and you should be just fine.
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