Anybody know any specifics, have experience?

There's an unregistered hotmail account - purged/deleted or whatever you want to call it - it doesn't exist. Unfortunately it's one of those that says "already exists" when you try to create it.

I've read online that the account is purged after 270 days of inactivity, and remains unable to be recreated for a further 90 days - is this correct? Has anyone ever managed to create on of these after a time period?

Any help appreciated and will + REP