I got myself a hotmail account on the 18th September 2001.
Yesterday I deleted it for 2 reasons.
Firstly, I haven't used it to send mail for over 2 years, because M$ append ad links, and they look like I am recommended said links.
Secondly, the thunderbird plugins which enable webmail/hotmail have (for me) become erratic of late.
So.. good riddance hotmail.