Hotmail Login

Step by step process

To set up your free Hotmail account, you should check the instructions given below.

  • The first thing to do is to open a web browser that you normally use and visit the official website of Hotmail or type hotmail.com.
  • You might be directed to the Microsoft outlook.com sign in page when you type in Hotmail.com. There is no need to worry as both are one and the same and you can use the sign up option on this page to create a Hotmail account.

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  • Once you are on the Outlook.com home page, you will find two options, “Microsoft Account What’s this?” option and the login box.
  • Just below the sign in option given in the blue box, you will find an option “No account? Create one!” Click on the ‘create one’ option given in blue.
  • You will be taken to the Microsoft ‘create an account’ registration page.

If you are having an OneDrive or Windows phone or Xbox Live or Outllook.com email address, then you can use that to sign in to any of the Microsoft web based services.

  • On the registration page, you will be asked to enter your personal basic information, a username and a password as well as a few security questions to get a Hotmail.com registered.
  • The first field will be your first and the last name. Enter them in the appropriate boxes.
  • Next, you will be asked to enter your username or the new email address. You will find in the right corner of the box, a drop down menu and there you should opt for the @hotmail.com option.
  • Enter a username that you like to be known with and then move on to the next password option.
  • Here, you should enter at least 8 characters and to make it a strong one you should include both small and big alphabets, numbers and special characters.
  • The next field will ask you to enter the password once again.
  • The following fields are basic information like your country/region, birth date, and gender and country code. Enter them correctly in their respective type boxes.
  • After this, you will be asked to key in your phone number and your alternate email address on which Microsoft can contact you to send information if you  forget your password or to inform you that your account is used by someone else.

After all, the basic information and the username and password options are completed, you will move on to the security aspect of signing up for a Hotmail account. Check out below the things you need to provide to finally open a Hotmail account.

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  • In order to prove that you are a real person signing up for a Hotmail account and not a robot, you will see a CAPTCHA code on the screen. You will have to enter these characters exactly in the box provided to create the account.
  • Finally, click on ‘create account’ option at the bottom of the registration page to get a hotmail.com email account.

All of you using the internet might know about Hotmail. It is a web based email service offered by Microsoft that allows you to send and receive emails, do tasks, add calendars and also contacts. Hotmail was taken over by Microsoft and after that it has gone through a lot of changes from becoming MSN Hotmail to be known as Windows Hotmail Live. Hotmail.com is the first ever free web based service and was founded by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia. Microsoft acquired it from them in 1997 and now is being used as Windows Live Hotmail.

Hotmail sign up guide 

If you are looking to sign in to Hotmail inbox using a @hotmail.com email account, then you will have to first set up a Hotmail login account. Setting up an account on Hotmail is easy and is completely free. Before you proceed to the sign up process, you must be sure as to why you need a Hotmail account when there are other popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo mail available. Hotmail offers you plenty of benefits and offers and is a professional email service from the masters in the business Microsoft. With its integration with outlook.com, Hotmail account offers you tons of inbox features, services and quality security like no other. Hotmail’s last version was released in 2011 and was offered in 36 different languages. Later, it was changed to Outlook.com in 2013, but still you can use the www.hotmail.com to sign in. There are over 400 million hotmail.com email subscribers.

Hotmail sign in guide

Hotmail.com sign in process is very simple. The following are the steps that you need to follow to sign in to the Hotmail account you have created.

  • Visit the hotmail.com page or go to www.outlook.com page from your web browser.
  • You need to enter your email address in the first type box you see on the screen. The email address will be xxxx@hotmail.com.
  • Once you have entered the username or email address, the next step is to move to the other type box where you find password written in it.
  • Click inside the box and then type your case-sensitive password. Make sure that you do not make any mistakes when entering your username and password or else you will not be able to access your Hotmail inbox.
  • After entering both the fields correctly, just click on the ‘sign in’ option below to instantly access your Hotmail inbox.

To enjoy a secured login to Hotmail account, you can opt for the sign in with single code option that you see on the Hotmail sign in page. By opting for this, you will be sent a one time password (OTP) on your mobile phone every time you log in to your Hotmail account.

Two step verification process

By using the two step verification process, you will be able to protect your Hotmail.com email account from being hacked. By turning on this feature, you will make it very difficult for anyone else to access your email account as it not only seeks your password, but also an authentication code that is sent to your email address or mobile phone or the authenticator app. Without this code, no one will be able to access your Hotmail account. This authentication or security code will be asked by Hotmail every time you sign in to your account using a different device. The following are the things to do to set up the two step verification.

  • Go to the Settings option in your Hotmail account and look for email and phone number in the section “Security info helps keep your account secure”.
  • If you find that both the information missing, then click on “Add security info” option and then follow the prompts.
  • Find out the ‘Set up two-step verification’ option and then follow the simple steps to enable the process.
  • You will be sent a security code on your mobile that will be of six characters. Enter it in the space provide for the same to complete the set up of two-step verification.

This way you can make your Hotmail.com email account safe and completely protected.

Solutions to Hotmail login problems6

Check out below the various problems that you could face when logging into Hotmail account and the solutions for it.

  • Incorrect password or email address

The first reason for not getting access to your Hotmail inbox is a wrong entry of the username or the password. It is very important to enter the email address and the password in the exact manner that you had entered when you signed up for the Hotmail account to access your inbox. Also, check if CAPS LOCK is not in ON mode.

  • Right password, but cannot log in

The main reason behind this could be that your Hotmail account was hacked. It can also be inaccessible due to Microsoft blocking it. There is no need to panic. The simplest solution is to reset your password and for this you can click on ‘forgot password’ on the sign in page. You will be taken to the Microsoft “Why can’t you sign in” page where you will need to follow the instructions given to reset your password and create a new one.

  • Checking internet connection

If you are not having a decent internet connection that does not offer the necessary speed to easily log on to Hotmail, then logging into Hotmail account will not be easy and also would be time consuming.

  • Entering right domain

It is also important that you enter the right domain like @hotmail.com that you had used when creating your account. There is no point in using @gmail.com domain in the Hotmail sign in page.


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