Office 365 - How do I turn off or deactivate my account?
There may come a time when you no longer want to use your UW-Madison Office 365 account. This document will explain the different options you have depending on your status with the university.
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Can my account be deactivated/turned off?
This will depend on your status with the university, or the type of account you have:
- All faculty/staff/students have an Office 365 account in the format of NetID@wisc.edu. Unless directly by the Office of Cybersecurity, these accounts will remain active.
If you are no longer affiliated with university (terminated faculty/staff or inactive student), you will still have an Office 365 until a deactivation process is implemented in the future. You do not need to continue to use your UW-Madison Office 365 account. If you still wish to receive emails that are sent to the account, you can set up a forward: Office 365 - Setting a Forward on a NetID or Service Account.
If you no longer want mail sent to a Faculty/Staff/Student or other alternate address, review the following document: Office 365 - Manage Alternate Email Addresses.
If the account you are using is a Service account, it can be deleted. Contact your local IT/Domain administrator to help you with this process.