Tips To Sign In Hotmail Account

When it comes to signing into your Hotmail account, if you have not been using this account for some time, you might wonder what kind of problems you might face. Indeed, many accounts become inactive when users do not log into them regularly.

If your Hotmail account has become defunct it might be difficult to simply log into it again. Again, a defunct account also becomes easy prey to spamming and hacking attempts.For these reasons you need to keep your Hotmail account active by regularly signing in. At the same time, signing in the right way will help you keep your account secure from unwanted privacy invasions.

Today’s signing into Hotmail account will need you to go through the following steps:

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  • Hotmail has become part of the Microsoft Outlook service. Even if you type in Hotmail.com you will be redirected to this domain.
  • Here you will find a login panel for all Microsoft email service users.
  • You need to type in your entire Hotmail address in order to gain access to your Hotmail account.
  • The password would remain the same as you used for your Hotmail account.

How Open My Hotmail Account?

If you own a Hotmail account for several years, you might be someone who uses the account regularly or has not been accessing it for a while. If you have a valid Hotmail account it is advisable that you keep it active by logging into it from time to time. You will find the following benefits:

  • You can arrange the mails that are in your inbox and other folders. Clearing up the excess mails in your folders will help to streamline your Hotmail account.
  • There have been several changes introduced in the new web mail layout. Millions of Hotmail users can continue to find their old and new mails in their inbox as well as avail of the new features of Microsoft Outlook.

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  • Logging into your account regularly will help to keep the account active. When a Hotmail account becomes inactive, you need to provide extensive information to reactivate the account once again.

Procedure To Access Hotmail Email

If you owned a Hotmail account before and use it from time to time, you would probably have known by now that users of this domain have to access their account through outlook.com. Hotmail has been a pioneer in web based email and today it has millions of users who have been faithful users of this service from the late nineties when it was first introduced.

If you have the Hotmail account still, you need to now access it through the new web mail client interface of Microsoft.

4The changes are as follows:

  • Hotmail domain has been merged with outlook.com. This is the new domain where you need to go in order to access your Hotmail account.
  • Hotmail users will find the login panel on the main page of outlook.com.
  • Here one needs to type in the username as the whole email address.
  • The password remains the same as the one used to sign into the existing Hotmail account before.

Hotmail.com Sign Up

With so many features on offer, there is no doubt that the new Hotmail offers the best emailing features that any web-based email service offers. If you are looking to create a new Hotmail account, then read on to know the steps involved in creating the Hotmail account.

How to create a Hotmail account?

The following is the step by step procedure to create a Hotmail account successfully. It will just take a few minutes to complete the Hotmail account creation process.

  • Open any web browser that you use and type hotmail.com in the address bar.
  • You find that you are directed to the outlook.com sign in page. This is the page through which you can create a Hotmail account now.
  • Locate the sign up or create account option at the bottom of the outlook.com sign in page. Click on this option.

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  • You are taken to the Microsoft one account creation page. Here, you will find a detailed form on your screen that you need to fill. The form asks for your personal information, the new username and the password. Filling all the particulars needed correctly will help you to sign up for a new Hotmail account.
  • The first type field that you see on the top of the sign up page is the first and the last name. Enter your first and the last name correctly in the space provided and then move on to the next field.
  • The next information that you need to type is the username for your new Hotmail account. It is important that you choose a unique username that is not so far used in Hotmail. If the username that you type is already used by someone else, you will get a notification from Microsoft to try another username, or to choose any one of the suggested usernames that you would see on the screen.

Hotmail Sign In

How to sign into Hotmail?

If you are worried about how to sign into Hotmail, then it is a simple and easy job. The only difference here is that you will now be making use of the outlook.com login page to sign into Hotmail than the Hotmail sign in page. Everything else is the same as before. The following is the procedure to sign into Hotmail inbox.

  • Visit the outlook.com sign in page using your favorite web browser.
  • You can also type hotmail.com in the address bar of the web browser and you will be directed to the outlooook.com sign in page.

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  • At the sign in page, you will see a type field with email, phone or Skype name written inside.
  • Click inside this box and type in your Hotmail email address. It is important that you type the whole email address that ends in @hotmail.com as you want to login to Hotmail inbox.
  • Once done, click on the ‘next’ option just below the type box.

Hotmail Login

Hotmail account creation

The steps involved in creating a new Hotmail account are as follows.

  • At first, you need to open a new web browser window and type hotmail.com in the address bar.
  • You will be directed to the outlook.com sign in page.

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  • You should choose the option “No account? Create one!” under the ‘next’ option in blue.
  • You will immediately be taken to the Crete an Account page for Microsoft.
  • The first entry that you need to make in the account creation form is the first and the last name. This is the name that will be seen by your friends, co-workers and other contacts looking to send you emails through Hotmail.

Hotmail Create A Account

Create an Account

Once you reach the create an account page of the Microsoft, you will see a form which requests for various identifying and contact information as well as the desired email account name and the password, preferred by you. You need to follow the on-screen instructions to fill the account create form.  There is no need for the user to fill all the fields in the form. However, if you want to keep your personal information to remain confidential, it is better to fill all the information fields. This information will be useful to Microsoft in recovering your account in case you forget your account password or lose access to your Hotmail or outlook account.

Filling the form

  • In the first two fields on the top of the page, enter your first name and last name in that order.
  • In the field under the username option, enter your email address if you already have any with Gmail, or Yahoo. If you do not have an email address, you can create a new username ending with @outlook.com.

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  • The next field is very important for your mail account. Your password for the account is the key to access your emails. The password you create should have a minimum of 8 characters. Your password is case sensitive. You can combine uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters to create a difficult password for hackers to guess.
  • You can proceed to fill the remaining field once Microsoft accepts the username and password provided by you.
  • Now reenter the password in the field provided, to confirm your mail account password.
  • In the filed under country/ region, select your country from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the birth date field, enter the month, day and year of your birth using the drop-down option.

Hotmail.com Login Page

Today when an existing Hotmail user wishes to access their Hotmail account they are redirected to outlook domain:

  • When one wishes to access their Hotmail account they would be redirected to outlook.com.
  • Here they will find an integrated login panel.
  • This login panel is for all members of Microsoft services that might pertain to users of Hotmail, Outlook, Skype, Xbox and others.
  • Here you need to start by typing in your username or email address in full.

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  • The next field to enter is your password.
  • You can also choose to save your login details with the check box option given.

Hotmail Activate 2-Steps

The main change comes in the way Hotmail account is accessed. If you are looking to log into your existing Hotmail account the steps below need to be followed:

  • Log onto outlook.com. The domain Hotmail.com has been merged with the same and you will be redirected to this domain address for logging into your Hotmail account.
  • The login panel is common for Outlook and Hotmail users.
  • You need to key in your entire email address in the username panel and your password in the password field.
  • You can opt to remain signed in by clicking the option provided. This will ensure that you need not sign in every time you wish to access your Hotmail account.

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The above steps will help you come onto your Hotmail account page. In case you are concerned about the safety and security of your inbox, you can make the following changes in the security settings:

  • Update your personal information such as providing a valid and current phone number. This will help to receive a security code as a text message in case you wish to activate the two step verification process during signing up.
  • Update your alternate email address in case the one provided has become defunct.

Hotmail Login Tips To Access

Hotmail login

You cannot use your Hotmail email address by visiting www.hotmail.com you will be directed to https://login.live.com/ for the login process. You can use your Microsoft account to sign in to your Hotmail account. You need to enter your username for your Microsoft or Hotmail account and the password for your account in the fields provided on the login page. After entering the username and password you need to click on the sign-in field to gain access to the account.

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Tips for secure login

  1. To make the sign in process secure you need to follow certain tips while accessing the Hotmail account. You should not use any links from emails and newsletters to do the login. Always type the URL in the search area of your browser. You can use the URLs hotmail.com or www.outlook.com to access your Hotmail inbox.
  2. Changing your password for the email account once in a while help to keep the email account safe. You can also set the password to automatically expire after every 72 days. You can use the manage password option to set the expiry period of your password.