Hotmail Sign in

Want to create an account on the Hotmail platform to manage your work, to get in touch with your friends, to share files and pictures, to schedule your day to day activities. Here is the easy steps guide following which you can make an account on the platform and start using it.

The sign in portal for Hotmail

  • Those who are accessing their Hotmail account after a long time, they can type in Hotmail or live.com and would be redirected to the outlook.com address on their web browser.
  • Here there is a unified and a single login panel.
  • One would be prompted to type in their username first which is the email address of Hotmail.
  • Once the email address is keyed in, one would be asked to key in password in the next page.
  • Here there are alternatives provided such as the access code feature which Microsoft has created to make the login process secure and override having to type in the password manually.
  • For those who login using their password, it is important that the case sensitive feature is considered.
  • Once the password is keyed in correctly, one can choose to save the password using the option provided in the check box below.

The above steps ensure that sign in to Hotmail account is both convenient and secure. For those who would be logging into their Hotmail account regularly through a dedicated computer or laptop can choose to stay logged in. Security measures are made to ensure that an account cannot be hacked in easily. The revised security settings such as the access code option and the two step verification feature are also present for users to safeguard their email account further.

There are certain changes that have come by in the sign in process of Hotmail as compared to what existed previously. The Hotmail domain does not have a separate existence and it merges with outlook.com. The common login panel provided by Microsoft is for all account services. Hence, for those logging into their Hotmail domain, they need to use the same login panel as is used by Outlook users. Another change that has come by in the sign in process of Hotmail is the need to type in the full email address in the username bar.

Create/set up the Hotmail account on iPhone

Hotmail is the old email application of Microsoft and it has discontinued this service. But, if someone wants to make email Id on the platform, then the users have to create the account on the desktop or laptop using the website of Outlook. The Outlook mobile application does not allow users to create the account on Hotmail. So, to create and set up a fresh Hotmail account in iPhone, create the account on the computer and then set up the same in your iPhone. Here is the quick guide to open account on Hotmail platform.

Step 1: Open the website of Outlook using the URL www.outlook.com. Once you will tap on the URL, a new page will open with two active buttons “Create account” and “Sign in”. Click on the option ‘Create account’ to make a fresh account in Hotmail. Once you will click on the option create an account, a new page will open.

Step 2: Here you will be asked to enter your email address. Type the Email address that you wish to create. In case you are unable to create a unique email address, what will give you some suggestions doing the same. You can pick the email address of your choice. Now, tap on the option to select the email ID that you want to create. Additionally, note down the created email Id at somewhere. This will help you to recall it when you will sign-in to your account.

Select the option Hotmail from the drop down button present in-front of the blank. You will find two options here, Hotmail and outlook. The option Hotmail is for Hotmail email account.

Step 3: After creating the user ID click on the next button to create the password of the account. Remember that the password of the account should remain unique and hard to be guessed. Password is a crucial information and you should never share it with anyone as it may cause serious damage to you. 

You can take some tips from the internet to create a good password for your account. Nevertheless, some of the tips are:

  • Do not keep your date of birth as your password.
  • Don’t keep your anniversary date as your password.
  • Your pet name, spouse name, the first letters of proverb that you like should not be your password.
  • Use numbers and special characters to create a difficult password.

Step 4: Once the password is created click on the next button to enter the further details. When you will click on the next button, Hotmail will ask you to enter your name, last name, your date of birth. For date of birth, there is a drop down button present, which you need to use to enter right details in the correct format. Click on the next button to enter details like your location and recovery details.

The account recovery details include your active phone number and the alternate email Id. Both the information is important and this will help you in the recovery of your account in the situation when you lose its access.

Step 5: You will be asked to enter to enter a verification code in the blank present on the screen to verify your contact details. The verification code you receive on your phone as a text message.

Step 6: Click on the next button once the step is done and then you will receive a notification from Hotmail that your account is ready to use.

To access the Hotmail account on the iPhone, you can setup this account on your phone. Here is the step guide for the same.

  1. To create an account on Hotmail platform, you need to open Outlook. Either you want to create an account on Hotmail or Outlook, the process is the same. Nevertheless, here we are guiding you how to create an account on the Hotmail platform without help. So, to create the account, open your phone and go the setting page and then hover the option ‘Accounts and password’. After that select the option ‘Add account’.
  2. When you will tap on the option, ‘Add account’, a screen will open with options. These options are of the different mailing platform that your phone support and you can create the account on. You will get options like AO, ThuderBird, Google, Outlook, etc. The option other is also present to search the email platform, which is not in the option.
  3. Select the option Outlook and start the process of creating accounts on Hotmail. Either you want to create accounts on Hotmail, Outlook, MSN, Live or any other emailing platform of Microsoft the process will remain the same. The reason for the same is, Microsoft has merged all its emails and created the new platform Outlook. Yet, users who want to create accounts on different platforms have the option of doing so.
  4. Once you will click on the option Outlook, a login page will appear where you need to enter your details. First enter your email ID with Hotmail extension.  And then click on the next button.
  5. Now, enter the password of your account. It is good that you note down the password while you are creating the password. We usually tend to forget new passwords.  Once you have memorized it, you can remove it from the place, where you have noted it down. It is also recommended that you change your account password at a regular interval of time. This will keep your password safe and protect the account from hacking.
  6. After entering the password correctly in the blank, enter the other details as instructed by Hotmail.
  7. Once your account is verified, the iPhone will give you a list of information with buttons to activate and deactivate. If you wish to share certain part of information with Hotmail on your phone you can turn that option on. The green color shows that option is active.
  8. Once the account is set up on your phone, Hotmail will ask you to synch data. It will give you options of 1 week to 1 month. And the option means, you can sync data of one week to one month in your phone. There is an option no limit also presents in the phone; you can choose this option as choosing this option will make all your email visible in your iPhone.
  9. For other setting options you can select the manual setting option and this way you do not have to enter any data, unless there is some special requirement.

After a few minutes, your Hotmail account will get synced with your iPhone and will become ready to use.

There are some important points present that you need to know while syncing your data and using it.

  • If you will change the password of your Hotmail account on your phone, it will get changed on your phone as well as, and without updating the password you would not be able to access your account.
  • While synching the data in your phone, it is important that you have a good internet connection on your device or this will lead to failed attempts.

Similar to iPhone, you can sync your Hotmail email account with your Android device as well. The android phones also give the same options to add the account.

Create the Hotmail account on Android

  • Step 1: Open your Android device and go to the setting page.
  • Step 2: Navigate the option “account and password” click on that and after that click on option ‘Add account’.
  • Step 3: Once you will click on option ‘Add account’, the option will come on the screen. Click on Outlook option to setup Hotmail in Outlook.
  • Step 4: In the next step, enter our email address, the complete email address and then password and click on the next button.
  • Step 5: The device will give you the option to sync details in your phone. Follow the steps mentioned in how to set up the Hotmail account in iPhone doing the same.

So, this is the easy and simple way to sync the Hotmail account in iPhone and Android phone. Though, by following these steps you will not have any issues, yet if any trouble comes, then check the detail you are entering whether it is correct or not.

Also check if you have a proper internet connection working while you are doing this task. The Hotmail is the mailing application of Microsoft and it requires internet connection to work. Interruption in connection, could lead to various types of login issues.

Hotmail.com Login

Are you facing trouble in log in to your Hotmail account and looking for assistance? Here is a step-by-step guide how you can log in to your Hotmail account when you have created it fresh as well as when you have a login trouble.

Create a fresh Hotmail account and login

Hotmail is the email application of Microsoft and in use widely worldwide. Though Microsoft has replaced Hotmail with Outlook, yet if any user wish to have an account on the Hotmail platform, they can create and use it. However, the link for creating the account of Hotmail platform would go via Outlook only.

  • Step 1: So, to open an account on Hotmail, type outlook.com in your browser and press enter button.
  • Step 2: You will get here a page that will show you two options ‘Create free account‘ and ‘Sign in’.
  • Step 3: As you want to create a new account, you have to Tab on the option ‘Create free account’. This option will take you to the page where you can start the process of creating the account on the Hotmail platform.
  • Step 4: When you will click on create free account option you will land on a new page and hear you need to enter the user ID you want to create on Hotmail platform. Be careful while creating the user ID as millions of Hotmail user already has accounts on the platform.
  • Step 5: If you will not pick a unique user ID, Hotmail will not allow you to create the account. You can choose user ID or you can also pick the recommended user ID from Hotmail. The drawback of picking the recommended user ID is because it is not related to you; you tend to forget it easily.

Nevertheless, Hotmail suggests user ID according to your entered details. For example, if you want user ID that goes like nick.peter@hotmail.com, and if the ID already exists, new Hotmail will recommend IDs like nick.peter001@hotmail.com, nick001.peter@hotmail.com and so on.

Note: When you are picking the Hotmail suggested email ID, then note it down in your diary. This will help you to recall it when you will log in to your account.

  • Now when you have got your user ID, it is the time to choose the extension. Because you want to create an ID on Hotmail platform, you have to select Hotmail from the drop-down button with the present at the right-hand side of the blank, with the symbol download arrowhead. When you will tap on the arrow button you will get the option Hotmail and Outlook. Click on Hotmail to have the Hotmail extension with your user ID.
  • When you have frozen your user ID, it is the time to create the password. The password of email account is very crucial information as it is related to the security of your account. Therefore, create a unique and easy to remember the password. You can take help from the internet to know how to create a good password with a good level of strength. Lots of tips are present there.
  • The password should be of eight characters and this will include number and letters both. You can also add special characters in your password to make it stronger. After creating the password, we recommend you that you note it down in your secret diary. This will keep your password safe and even if you forget you can check it from the diary. Nevertheless, it is important that to keep the password as secure as possible, if the Hotmail will be your primary account and you are going to be used it for all your personal and official work. After creating the password, click on the next button.
  • When you will click on the next button again, you will be taken to a new page wherein you need to add some information about you, like your name, last name, location, contact number, and alternate email ID.
  • The contact number and alternate email ID are important information as this will help you in recovering your account in case it met with an accident.

  • After filling all the detail successfully, click on the next button and you will get a welcome notification from Hotmail that your account is ready to use. Meanwhile, you will also be asked to verify your contact detail and your identification. For this Hotmail will ask you to enter the verification code on the screen and this verification code you will receive as a text message on your phone on your email ID. So, if Hotmail asks you to verify you don’t be panic and do the same.
  • Now, is the time to log in to your account? Login to your fresh Hotmail account, you need to open the URL www.outlook.com once again. After entering the URL in your browser press the enter button and the same page will open that open at the time when you create the account.
  • This time instead of clicking on create an account you have to click on the sign in button. Once you click on the button a new page will open and hear you need to enter your user ID. This is the same user ID which you created just before following the above-mentioned steps. Enter the complete user ID that is with the initial and the extension. And then click on the next button.
  • Again a blank will come which will ask you to enter your password. You need to enter the same password you created a few minutes back. If you are unable to recall the password, check your secret diary and enter the password correctly. If you will not enter the correct password, Hotmail with not allow you to access your account.
  • Now when you have entered the password, tap on the next button and you will be inside your Hotmail inbox. Start exploring Hotmail world and using it for your personal and official work.

Login Hotmail account when you have trouble

In case you have a trouble in accessing your Hotmail account, there are certain details you can check.

  1. Check if you are entering the correct user ID with the right extension. For example, if you have created the account on Hotmail platform, the extension of the email should be Hotmail and not Outlook. Check this properly.
  2. Enter the correct password. It is important to enter correct password when you are login to your account as with the wrong password will not be allowed to access my account.
  3. Check you have the proper internet connection working with the device you are using to login to your account. Interrupted or bad internet connectivity sometimes leads to such issues.
  4. Check if your account has not been hacked by a hacker and its password is not changed.
  5. Check if Hotmail has canceled your account because of breaching some security and privacy policy.
  6. You have not used your account for a long time. Hotmail and any other email service provider block ID automatically if it is not in use for more than 6 to 8 months. If the user ID is canceled and allotted to someone else, then you will never be able to access your account.

These are the possible reasons why you cannot access your Hotmail account. For all the above-mentioned reason, the solution is to change the password of your account. In case you are entering the details correctly and you are unable to login your account, change the password. Here is a step-by-step guide to change the password of your account.

Step 1: Open the URL www.outlook.com in your browser, and then tap on the option sign in.

Step 2: Enter your user ID in the correct format and then click on the next button.

Step 3: Here you will be asked to enter your password. In case you are unable to login to your account even after entering the correct password, you have forgotten your password, you are not entering the correct password, in all the situation you need to tap on forget password option.

Step 4: Now Hotmail will give you the step by step instructions to create a new password for your account. You may receive password regeneration link either on your email or on your registered phone number. In both the cases, you will get complete instructions from Hotmail and follow that step by step you be able to create a password within a few minutes.

Step 5: While creating a password, be sure that you are creating a password of good strength and easy to remember. Moreover, note down the password at the secret place for that you don’t forget it next time.

Step 6: Once you have created the password, use the same to login to your account. The login process is saying that is you need to enter www.outlook.com in your browser and then click on the sign in button and then follow the instructions.

How to create a Hotmail

Outlook would still allow you to create an ID with the domain name as hotmail.com. Here is a step by step illustration of how to create a Hotmail or Outlook Account.

  • Open the web browser in your computer and type hotmail.com or outlook.com in the address bar. If you haven’t worked on any Outlook accounts using the browser, then it would automatically open the page addressed as outlook.live.com
  • The outlook page you have just opened will let you create a new Hotmail/Outlook account. On the top of the page to the left corner, you can see an option “Create a free account” At the center of the page also you will be able to see the same option. Click on either of these options to begin the process of creating a free Hotmail/Outlook ID.
  • Next, you will be getting a window that says “Create account”. Below that, you have a field named “New email”. You have to key in a name for your account ID. On the right side of the same field, you can see the domain address as @oulook.com. To its right side, you can see a small drop-down arrow. Click on the arrow and you will get a drop-down menu with an option “@hotmail.com”. If you want to create an ID with the domain name as hotmail.com you have to select this option while creating the account ID. Note that the difference in the domain name will not affect the features and services of your account.

  • After choosing the domain name, you have to type in a suitable name for your account. You can use a combination of alphabets, digits and special characters like underscore (_) and ‘dot’ to create your ID name. Click on the option “Next” to proceed to the next step. If the name you have entered is unique and has never been used by anyone else for creating a Microsoft account, then you will be able to proceed to the next step of your account creation.
  • If the name you have entered is already taken by someone else for creating their Microsoft account, then you will get a message that the account ID you have typed “is already a Microsoft account”. The window would request you to try entering another name. It would also provide an option in a blue-colored text to claim one of the few options that are available. Click on the text to check the suggestions offered. This will open a window that says “Choose an address” You will see some ID names that are similar to the name you had entered but they may contain a combination of numbers which makes them unique. If you do not want any of the suggested ID names you can click on the option “Back” to return to the name field.
  • You can again try entering a name by adding a combination of letters and digits so that the ID name gets accepted. After you are done, click on the option “Next”.
  • Once your ID name gets accepted, you will be getting a window that says “Create a password”. Below this, there will be a field to enter the password. You have to key in a password for your account. Note that you can change the password anytime after creating the account.
  • Below the password field, you can see a checkbox and an option that says “Send me promotional emails”. If you want to receive emails and notifications about special offers and new features you can keep the checkbox selected. But if you do not wish to receive any emails from Microsoft you can disable the checkbox before proceeding to the next step.
  • Once you are done, you have to click on the option “Next”. However, if your password is not strong enough, you will get an alert saying that the password must include at least 2 of the symbols, numbers, or uppercase letters and there should be a minimum of 8 characters. If you get such an alert, you should make the alterations by adding numbers or symbols. Once you are done, you will be able to proceed to the next step.

  • Next, you will get a window with fields for entering your First name and Last name. You have to enter genuine names because these names shall be visible to your email recipients. Choose the option “Next” after entering the names.
  • Next, you will be asked to enter your Country or region. From the drop-down list, you have to select the country. Below that you will be having a field to enter your Birth date. Choose the month, day, and year from the dropdown list and click on the option “Next”.

In this step, you will be asked to enter a text or picture Captcha. This is a security measure. If you do not like the Captcha option you can choose an Audio Captcha by clicking on the option “Audio”. This option would replace the Captcha with an audio icon. You have to play the audio by pressing 1 on the keyboard. The audio would play a series of words and you have to type the words in the field given below. You can type the words in any order. This is to ensure that the account is created manually. Click on the option “Next” after entering the words.

  • The next window would request you to add security information. In the first field, you need to choose the country code from the drop-down list. Below that you will be having a field for entering a phone number. You need to enter your 10-digit mobile number. After entering the phone number, click on the option “Send Code”. Within a few seconds, you will receive a message from Microsoft team that includes a code. At the same time, you will be able to see a new field for entering the access code you have received. Enter the code and click on the option “Next”. If you didn’t get the code, you can click on the option “I didn’t get a code” as a second attempt to receive the code.
  • Next, you will see a window that says “Welcome to Outlook”. There will be an arrow pointing to the right side. Click on the arrow to proceed.
  • In the next window, you need to enter some details to complete the setup. Here, you will be having fields for choosing a language and time zone. Use the drop-down menu to choose your preferred language for the account. In the time zone field, you will be having a default selection which is based on the country you have specified previously. You can verify and choose the time zone and click on the arrow on the right-hand side to proceed further.

In this step, you need to select a theme for your Hotmail account interface. There are many colorful themes displayed. You can click on any one of the themes and you will get a sample of the theme along the top border of the screen. After making a suitable selection you can click on the arrow to proceed to the final stage of the setup. Note that you can change the theme anytime in future.

  • Next, you have the option of adding your signature. You can create a custom signature that would automatically appear in all the emails you sent. It is a very useful feature if you wish to use the account for business purposes. You have to enter your name and credentials to prepare a perfect ‘Sign Off’ text. You can add words like “Regards” or “Thank you”. You can click on the option “Business” to set your official signature for business emails. Here, you can enter details like company name and address. On the top menu, you have the option of attaching an image. There is an insert image icon. Click on it to upload an image of your choice. You can add your photo or logo of your company to create a perfect ‘Sign Off’ message. You can use the font options to make the necessary changes to the text. You can also set the alignment of your Signature text.
  • Note that you can set your signature anytime in the future or make necessary changes to the one you create right now. You also have an option to use signature templates provided by Outlook. You can also upload new templates.

Once you have finished the entire layout, click on the arrow to the right side. Wait for the setup to load fully. Now you have finished with your account creation and setup. You can access your inbox and start using the features of your account.

Sign up Hotmail

Hotmail is a web-based email service that has been moved to a unified domain under Outlook by Microsoft. The steps to create an email account in Hotmail are listed below.

How to create a Hotmail account?

  • You need to log on to Outlook domain as the signing up process can be initiated here for Hotmail. You can type in outlook.com or Hotmail.com on the domain address bar. This will lead to the login page for signing into an account that you hold with Microsoft.
  • The link to create a new account can be found below, login panel on the front page; clicking on this will take you to a page where a new account can be created
  • The account opening form will open up on this page; you will be asked to enter certain basic details.
  • Start by entering a username of your choice. When you make a choice of a username you would be guided as per the existing database of usernames that Hotmail already has. Once you have chosen a unique username you can then proceed.

  • You would next have to select an account password. When you are choosing an account password it needs to conform to certain rules; there needs to be eight characters and should comprise of at least a single special character, character in the capital and lower case as well as numerals.
  • Once you have chosen a password that conforms to such conditions one can proceed to fill in the next fields.
  • Next fields require filling in of first and last name and gender details. The other fields require information which is considered additional but pertain to the security of your account. These include filling in of an alternate email address and phone number. These require validation.
  • When you enter an alternate email address, you would be sent a link for verification to the email address you specify. Once this link is clicked, it would lead to a confirmation page whereby you would have successfully completed the validation process for the email address.
  • The validation of the phone number you enter would be done by entering the security code that is sent as a text message to the phone number you specify. You could even ask for the code to be sent via a phone call. Once this code is keyed in the right, the verification process for the phone number would be deemed complete.
  • There is no other information to be filled that is mandatory or required. It is simply necessary to read through the terms and conditions that are mentioned below the account formation page.
  • Once the terms and conditions are read you would be required to enter the captcha code correctly. Once this is done the sign-up process is completed.

Logging into your Hotmail account

The login process is an easy one and it is recommended that someone log in regularly to keep their account active as well as use the handy features of the inbox.

  • Step 1

Save Hotmail.com as a domain address or outlook.com that would take you to your Hotmail account directly.

  • Step 2

You will find the login panel to Microsoft accounts opening up on this page. Key in username in full, which is the email address.

  • Step 3

Once the email address is keyed in you would be redirected to next page for entering the password. Ensure that the password is keyed in right to complete the login process which usually involves keying in the case-sensitive password in the correct order.

  • Step 4

In order to save time by logging into your Hotmail account, you can check the box below the login panel where you are given the option to save your password details. This will ensure that the password field does not have to be filled every time you log into your account. This step is recommended only when you are using a computer or laptop solely by yourself or in a secure environment.

  • Step 5

The access code feature is another aspect that is an advantage with Microsoft accounts. This can be done by setting an access code to your account by syncing your phone with your computer. Once this setup is done a security code is sent to the registered phone number and this helps one to log onto their account.

Activating a 2-step verification for Hotmail accounts

This is an additional feature for security that Hotmail provides to users. This feature, when activated, helps to make sure that login to Hotmail account will remain secure.

  1. The two-step verification process can be activated from the security settings on your Hotmail account.
  2. When one has activated the two-step verification process they are asked to key an additional security code every time they log onto their account.
  3. One can still save their password and need not key in security code every time they access their account; however, alerts are sent when you try to sign into your account from a new device.

How to stay logged into your account?

The steps to follow in order to stay logged into your Hotmail account are mentioned below:

  • Log-on to your computer’s web browser. You can type in domain addresses such as Hotmail.com or outlook.com to arrive at the same page for logging into your email account.
  • The integrated login page of Microsoft comprises of a login panel that can be used to enter into Hotmail account as well as any other Microsoft account you might hold.
  • The first field is the username field. This requires an email or account address of any Microsoft service to be entered in full.
  • Once you have entered your Hotmail email address in the username field you would be redirected to the next page.
  • Here you need to enter the password of your account. Ensure that the case-sensitive letters of the password are entered right.
  • Below the password login section, you will find a checkbox that can be clicked if you wish to save your account password. Upon clicking this option, you would not be required to enter the password every time.

Logging out of Hotmail account

This is recommended especially when you are using a public or shared computer to access your email account.

  1. When you have finished using your Hotmail account, you can find the sign-out option on the top right-hand corner of your email interface.
  2. Once you find the Logout option among the drop-down list of choices, you can click on the same. This will lead to logging out of your account.
  3. Remember to log out or sign out of your profile from a common or shared computer; in case you are signed in on your personal computer, you can simply close the tab of your web browser to finish an email browsing section.

Different features of Hotmail to use

Signing up and logging into Hotmail will help one to use the different features of the email.

  • Step 1: Once you log into Hotmail you would be led to the inbox of your email account. You could also configure to be led directly to inbox page or the MSN Today page. This usually opens up automatically with a link to your inbox page. On the MSN Today page, you will find the latest happenings, news section, updates on weather and other kinds of information that you could customize to check out on this page.
  • Step 2: Once you visit your email inbox page you will find the link to compose new email which is located on Hotmail toolbar.
  • Step 3: When you click on “New” link, this is located on Hotmail toolbar. After you have composed your email message, you can add in the recipient’s address from the contact list. When you click on “To” button a small pop up window opens up to allow one to choose a recipient name.
  • Step 4: Message content can be formatted in different ways. There is rich text formatting allowed that can help you send across emails with different font styles and fancy formatting. You can use the rich text toolbar on top of the message box.
  • Step 5: Once an email message has been composed, you can use Send link which is located on top of the message composition section. In case you wish to save the message in draft mode, use the Save option. In other cases, you can use the Send option to send across the message instantly.

The above points showcase how you can sign up for a new account on Hotmail. There are several ways to make your account secret and make your login process safe, no matter from which device you log on. There are different features offered on the new Hotmail account that one can use to organize their different emails as well as get all their social media and other communication integrated into this single inbox.