If you are planning to have Hotmail as your secondary email account. Dont! If you already have, well try to log in more frequently.
According to Hotmails, ToU, Microsoft shuts down Hotmail accounts that haven’t been logged into270 days. If your Hotmail account gets shut down due to inactivity. So bad my friend. Even worst, if you have any password recovery account assinged to that Hotmail address, start saying goodbye.