xbox live discontinued gamer tag account

I would like to know when a account holder permanently stops using a gamer tag and that account and email address that has been canceled with that email service provider to never be used again, they still keep that gamer tag in a friends list and do not remove it from their system?


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 10 Applies to:

GamerTags can go into hiatus or dormant status for years for account recovery and/or be recirculated at Microsoft discretion.

Yeah...years ago MS said they were freeing up gts from the old Xbox era. But none since.

They did make unused tags from the original xbox available but some people snapped a lot of them up to sell on so Microsoft haven't done it since.