Avitor I had a similar problem last year when my hotmail account let me down. I felt lost without it. I’m not very tech minded but my brother advised me set up a second email account ie a hotmail and a gmail. Then you’ve got one to fall back on when the other lets you down temporarily. I did and have been glad of it to fall back on a few times. Worth doing if you only have one account
It's useful to set another email address. I tend to have a main email address and a second one for single use type mails (where I may have bought a one-off item online). I usually just delete most of the mails or 'unsubscribe' them. But it does keep it in use for its main purpose which is to provide a recovery email address should you be locked out of your main email. Gmail encourage you to provide another email address for this reason.