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Hotmail Login | Hotmail Sign In

Last Updated: 31st May 2021

Hotmail was introduced years ago by Microsoft and is still very popular especially amongst the elderly. With a Hotmail account, you can access a plethora of Microsoft services like Skype, OneDrive, Windows Essentials, and SkyDrive to name a few.

Hotmail Login

Login into Hotmail

Follow the tutorial below to quickly log into your hotmail account.

    Step 1: Hotmail Sign In

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    Hotmail is now called "Live" which you can log in by typing in the address bar. But even if you type you can proceed to a similar login page. You can also login into your Hotmail account at

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  2. Step 2: Input Hotmail ID or Phone or Skype Handle

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    On the login screen that appeared, type your Hotmail email address. Alternatively, you can enter your associated phone number or Skype handle. Press "Next".

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    If you don't have a Hotmail account yet then hit the "Create one" button to sign up for one.

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  5. Step 3: Enter Hotmail Account Password

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    A screen will pop up as you proceed through the last step asking for a password. Check the "Keep me signed in" box if you want to stay logged in for a long time.

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  7. 3b

    If you forgot your password then don't worry just click the "Forgot my password" link at bottom of the Hotmail login window depicted below. If you are new to password recovery and want help then follow our Hotmail password recovery tutorial.

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    The login transition may take few seconds to proceed, till then you see this screen.

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  9. Step 4: Login Successful - Hurray!

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    You just successfully logged into your Hotmail account.

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Common Hotmail Login Problems

  1. Sign Up for Hotmail

    Since Hotmail has been retired and Live & Outlook is the replacement many elderly people (who comprise majority of Hotmail account holders) get messed up on how to make another email account. Read our Live account sign up tutorial to find step-by-step approach to create Microsoft based email account.

  2. Recovering Lost Hotmail Password

    It is very disturbing to be in such a situation. Don't feel guilty as it happens to almost everyone at some point in time. Flush out frustration, take a deep breath & follow our swift step-by-step Hotmail/Live password recovery guide.

  3. Logging out of Hotmail Account

    New users of Hotmail often have difficulty finding log out button in Hotmail account. This is even more stressful if you realize you are on a public computer and in hurry. Leaving your account without logging out is fatal and may lead to compromised account security, hacking or even criminal charges as someone may commit a crime using your Hotmail account.

Just know how to properly log out of your Hotmail account every time you are at public computer.

Benefits of Having a Hotmail Account

Although Hotmail is losing its position on Hotmail to Gmail as hordes of people are rushing to it but as Hotmail is owned by Microsoft - a big player owning several widely used products, having a Hotmail account is mandatory, since you are forced to login into your Hotmail account to access those services. For example here are few services that you can use:

  1. Skype

    Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls.

  2. Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office is a suite of desktop productivity applications that is designed specifically to be used for office or business use. It is available in 35 different languages and is supported by Windows, Mac and most Linux variants. It mainly consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook and Publisher applications.

    1. Microsoft Word

      World's most popular application, Microsoft Word or MS-WORD (often called Word) is a graphical word processing program that users can type with. It is made by the computer company Microsoft. Its purpose is to allow users to type and save documents. Similar to other word processors, it has helpful tools to make documents.

    2. Microsoft Excel

      Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

    3. Microsoft PowerPoint

      PowerPoint is a complete presentation graphics package. It gives you everything you need to produce a professional looking presentation. PowerPoint offers word processing, outlining, drawing, graphing, and presentation management tools - all designed to be easy to use and learn.

  3. Outlook Task

    Organize your life with Outlook Task. A task is an item that you create in Outlook to track until its completion. A to-do item is any Outlook item - such as a task, an e-mail message, or a contact - that has been flagged for follow-up. By default, all tasks are flagged for follow-up when they are created, even if they have no start date or due date.

  4. OneDrive

    OneDrive (previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive, and Windows Live Folders) is a file-hosting service operated by Microsoft as part of its suite of online services. Files can be synced to a PC and accessed from a web browser or a mobile device, as well as shared publicly or with specific people.

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