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Introduction To Hotmail

Hotmail is a free and vast email service that was created in 1996. It was the first email service available for internet users. However, later on, many new email services were introduced, like Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc. Hotmail was officially released for public use on 4th July 1996. Anyone can create an account of Hotmail login and use it freely.

However, after becoming famous, Microsoft finally decided to buy www.hotmail.com. Thus, in 1997, hotmail.com became a part of Microsoft; on 23rd April 2013, Microsoft decided to change its name to "Outlook".

The Outlook that was formally known as Hotmail still belongs to the top 5 email services that are being used the most nowadays. Ever since Microsoft bought www.hotmail.com, it went through several name changes, Hotmail, Windows Live, and now it's officially known as Outlook.

Hotmail was named the best email service provider for the year 2020, because of the features and the user interface it offered.

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How To Sign Into Hotmail

You can use devices like Personal computers (PC), laptops, tablets, Smart Watches, Androids, Macbooks, iPads, and iPhones to login into your hotmail account.

Hotmail Sign In through Web Browsers

  • Open your desired web browser and type www.hotmail.com, it will take you to the login page.

  • Click on the "Sign In" button on the top right corner of the screen.

  • Enter your email address and click on the Next button.

  • Now, enter your password and click on the Sign in button.

Hotmail Sign In through Android

  • First of all download and install the Hotmail app from the Google Play Store or click here.

  • Once the installation is completed, open the app and click on "Add Account".

  • Enter your email address and tap on continue.

  • Now enter the password and tap on sign in.

Hotmail Sign In though iPhone or iPad

  • Similarly, download and install the Hotmail app on your iPhone or iPad using the Apple Store or click here.

  • Open the app and tap on the add account button.

  • Enter your email address and click tap on the next button and then enter your password.

  • Now, tap on the sign-in button.

Hotmail Login using Email Clients for Windows:

  • Download your desired Email Clients such as Thunderbird, Mailbird, eM Client, The Bat, Windows Mail, or even Microsoft Outlook.

  • Install the application and open it.

  • Enter your email credentials and click on the Login button.

Hotmail - Outlook Premium Features

After Microsoft took over Hotmail, they integrated Hotmail/Outlook in almost every Microsoft app like Office 354, One Drive, Skype, etc. You will need a Hotmail account to access every Microsoft product. Microsoft also offers the premium package of Hotmail/Outlook. Their premium package contains many features such as:

  • Storage: 1TB / (1000 GB) of storage per user (to store important data).

  • Security: Enhanced malware scanning system to protect the user and the account from Phishing Emails, malware, etc.

  • Ease of Use: Advertisements will be removed for Premium Users.

  • User-friendliness: Offline Email composition and auto-sync features.

  • Custom Email: Custom Domain can be used for an Email.

  • Spam Filter: New Spam-filter to keep the account safe from malicious Emails.

  • Inactivity: Your Email account will get expired if not used consecutively for 60-90 days.

  • Languages: New languages are added to overcome the language barrier for the users.

  • Spelling Check: Spelling check and auto-suggestion feature added to write a professional email without any issues.

Access Hotmail Login through Protocols

Like any other Email service, Hotmail / Outlook has its protocol settings. We can even access our Hotmail Login account with the protocols like SMTP, IMAP, and POP3. You can see the settings below:

Hotmail Login using SMTP settings:

  • Hotmail SMTP Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com

  • Hotmail SMTP Port: 587

  • Hotmail SMTP Security Type: STARTTLS

  • Hotmail SMTP Email: Your registered Hotmail email address.

  • Hotmail SMTP Password: Password of the Hotmail Email address.

Hotmail Login using IMAP settings:

  • Hotmail IMAP Server: imap-mail.outlook.com

  • Hotmail IMAP Port: 993

  • Hotmail IMAP Security Type: SSL

  • Hotmail IMAP Email: Your registered Hotmail email address.

  • Hotmail IMAP Password: Password of the Hotmail Email address.

Hotmail Login using POP3 settings:

  • Hotmail POP3 Server: pop-mail.outlook.com

  • Hotmail POP3 Port: 995

  • Hotmail POP3 Security Type: SSL

  • Hotmail POP3 Email: Your registered Hotmail email address.

  • Hotmail POP3 Password: Password of the Hotmail Email address.

Adding Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Hotmail Login Account

Adding 2FA to your Hotmail or Outlook account will make it more secure. No one will be able to login into your account even if they have your credentials. The steps to enable Two-Factor Authentication are:

  • Open your browser and visit "https://account.microsoft.com/security".

  • Enter your credentials to login into your account.

  • Click on the Advance Security options tab (You'll receive a security code on your recovery email address).

  • Enter the code to verify to make further changes.

  • Now, scroll down to "Additional Security" and you'll see a Two-Factor Authentication tab, click on "Turn on".

  • On the next window read the instructions carefully and click on the Next button.

  • Now select the method from which you want to enable your 2FA, like the APP, alternate Email address, or phone number.

  • Select your desired method and follow the instructions to successfully enable the 2FA on your Hotmail account.

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Qs):

How can I log into my Hotmail account?

You can simply login into your Hotmail account by visiting www.hotmail.com on the web browser using a PC or a Laptop. You can also use the Hotmail app on Android or iOS, just download the app and open it.

What is Hotmail?

hotmail.com is a free webmail or Email service owned by Microsoft. It was first known as MSN (Microsoft Network). Anyone can create an account on Hotmail for free.

How to change Hotmail password?

  • Visit www.hotmail.com and sign in using your email and current password.

  • Click on your profile on the upper-right side of the screen.

  • Select "view account" and then click on "change password".

  • Type your current password and then click on sign in again.

  • Now, click on "send code" and then enter the code that is received via text message or email.

  • After that, enter your current password then your new password (that you wished to set), and click on Confirm.

  • Now, click Next and you'll receive an email confirming that your password was changed successfully.Â

How to delete Hotmail account?

If you wished to delete your hotmail.com account, follow the steps below:

  • Open your web browser and visit "account.microsoft.com".

  • Log in with the email that you wanted to delete.

  • At the top of the page, click on the Your Info tab.

  • Now search for the "Help with Microsoft account" section.

  • Now, select "How to close your account".

  • Now choose whether you want Microsoft to retain your information for 30-60 days.

  • After that, you've to walk through a few security confirmations.

Once the process is finished you have 30 to 60 days to log back into your account just in case you've changed your mind.

Who owns Hotmail?

Microsoft Corporation is the owner of Hotmail.

How to block emails on Hotmail?

  • Login into your www.hotmail.com and select the email that you want to block.

  • On the right side after Snooze, click on the three dots "..." and select "Block, then select Block Sender".

How to recover Hotmail account?

You can visit "account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx" if you forget your hotmail.com password or if someone hacked your account then you can easily recover your account with these 3 things:

  • Security question.

  • Secondary Email.

  • Mobile Number.

If you don't know these, then it will become more troublesome for you to recover your account since Microsoft will ask you some more questions that you probably shouldn't remember, so make sure to add these while creating a new account.Â

How to reset Hotmail password?

To reset your Hotmail password follow the steps below:

  • Open your web browser and visit "account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx".

  • Enter your email or phone number and click on next.

  • If you've entered the phone number, Microsoft will send you a text on your number and if you've entered the email, Microsoft will ask you to enter the recovery email to get the code to reset your password.

  • Once you've gotten the code, enter the code and then reset your password without any issue.

How to create a Hotmail account?

Creating a Hotmail Login account is very easy, visit "https://outlook.live.com/owa/" and click on Sign In on the upper right corner of the screen and then click on "Create One". Follow the steps from there and you'll successfully create a Hotmail account.

What happened to Hotmail?

Microsoft just rebranded the name of Hotmail to Outlook, so formally known Hotmail is now known as Outlook.


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