I've had a Hotmail account for over 15 years that I use as my primary account. Today I was doing some house cleaning on all my email accts and I thought the alias account was something I'd use for security/recovery (stupid I know). So, what I ended up doing was removing all the alias', incl the original email@example.com, made one of my gmail accts my primary alias. Next thing I know I can't log into my Hotmail acct anymore with the original name, and it appears that I can't get email from that name either.
Everything I've read says go back to Alias and add it back, but when I try to add it back it won't let me do it and says, "This email is part of a reserved domain. Please enter a different email address"?
It lets me doing it under firstname.lastname@example.org, but that also doesn't seem to get mail that is sent to my old Hotmail acct. I have over 1000 people who have that email address, and when I test from another acct it gives me a delivery status notification (failure).
I'm freaking out, did I just lose email@example.com for good, or is there a way I can get my account back to that name again?