- 1 Hotmail
- 2 Features of Hotmail
- 3 Creating a www.Hotmail.com account
- 4 Hotmail Account Accessible Services
- 5 Common Hotmail Login Problem (Outlook Login Problem) at outlook.live.com
- 6 Hotmail/ Outlook Customer Care Phone Number
- 7 Sign in Hotmail From Different Devices
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Later Microsoft acquired Hotmail in 1997 for an estimated $400 million, calling it MSN Hotmail, later rebranded to Windows Live Hotmail.
Microsoft released the final version of Hotmail in October 2011, available in 36 languages. It was later replaced by Outlook.com.
Apart from the history and birth of Hotmail, now let’s see what we can actually do on Hotmail.
Features of Hotmail
With hotmail login, you can do many things.
Here are some attractive features.
This feature allows you to directly interact with emails. Hotmail is a free online email service provided by Microsoft.
It allows you to add and view calendar events stored in your account. You can do changes to the calendar without reloading the page.
Contacts connected to your device can be easily managed and are automatically updated and saved.
Office Online Integration
This feature allows us to view and edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint document attached to the email, online without downloading them.
Free storage space:
It allows unlimited free storage space through one drive.
The data and information collected from you are confidential. Your privacy is not shared with any third party person except you. Hotmail uses content only for notification services.
Hotmail is free
There is no price for signing up your account.
You may only have to pay for using other connected features like Skype.
Skype allows you to video call and voice call with the people around the world from your contact list. You can use your Hotmail account to open login into Skype and use its facilities
Creating a www.Hotmail.com account
It will show you three options which are Get Premium in which you have to pay for the additional services provided by the Mircosoft to its premium customers.
Create Account if you already have an account on Hotmail and Sign Up if you want to register yourself for the services of Microsoft.
Type in the Hotmail com search bar of your browser, a sign in window tilted (Outlook) will appear.
Step by Step Guide to Register on hotmail.com account:
- Click “sign in” button and start the process.
- Click on the Create Account button, a text box with New email will appear with a drop-down menu asking for the extension of the email structure as outlook.com or hotmail.com. Type the username and the extension you want. If the username already exists then it will inform you on getting and new username. Click on the Next button after doing so.
now enter the email id you want to create.
Press the “next” button.
Now it will ask you to create a password, type a strong password of your choice and press “next” button.( strong is safe and safety is an important issue ).
In order to set up a password, it must have at least 8 characters and contain at least two of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Type your password in the field. Further, it has a checkbox asking for whether you want to receive promotional emails from Microsoft.
Click on the Next button.
Now enter your First and Last name. Enter the required field on the following text field and click on the Next button.
- After clicking on the Next button it will be asking for the County/region showing a drop-down menu with options of the country and the birthdate by using mm/dd/yy format. Enter the country and your birthdate. Select your country, and give your date of birth for the account details. Click on the Next button.
Now it checks whether you are a person or a bot.
There will be two option whether you want to do it by picture or audio.
When you click on the audio it will present you an audio and ask for entering the words you hear. Further, it will ask to press 1 to play or repeat the audio.
Enter the words you hear in any order.
New will provide you with a different audio.
If you choose a picture, an image with characters will appear to recognize the characters and enter the character in the field. Click on the new button if you are unable to recognize the characters in the image it will provide you a different picture with different characters. Now, click on the Next button.
For security info, it will ask you to provide your phone number, it will send a confirmation OTP and confirm your account.
It is very necessary to verify the account as it will put an extra layer of security to your account.
After clicking on the Send Code button a code will be sent to the given number and if you didn’t receive the code you can click on the I” didn’t get a code” button. Enter the received code and click on the Next button.
Now select your time zone for accurate date and time data.
Doing this your Hotmail (Outlook) account will be created. Now you are all set up for using Microsoft features.
- Use it. To send emails and connecting with others.You finally have access to the features of the Microsoft by using this account. You can use them by just going to the official website of Microsoft and clicking on the Sign In button which will ask you for the username you used in the signup process and the password you used.
These are the easy steps which will help you create your Hotmail account, now your account is ready and free to use. You can also check out how easily you can setup your professional email signature in hotmail.
Tips to follow during using Hotmail:
- If you do not sign in for more than 5 years your account will be deactivated and all your data deleted. So do sign in timely.
- Hotmail account is your one drive and Skype account also, so you can use both the functions with a single account.
- If you want to delete your account, when you ask for deletion it gets suspended ”deactivated” for 60 days, it is the time period when you can reactivate your account.
- If you do not sign in after deactivating your account it will be deleted permanently.
Hotmail Account Accessible Services
You can use your single account of Hotmail for many services which come under Microsoft.
Here are the details of few most popular things where your Hotmail account will come in handy.
If you are in the tech world then you must be knowing about the popular free video calling software Skype. It has evolved quite since the time it first came. You can even share the files through Skype. Skype is also available for both Android & ios devices.
You can also call a non-skype number by paying some penny.
OneDrive is a cloud storage platform, You can store data up to 5GB in the cloud for free through Microsoft Onedrive account. There is no limitation on the kind of file you can save. You can access your cloud storage from anywhere in the world. Again you can use your Hotmail account to sign in.
Microsoft word is the most popular editing software.
We can create, edit, save, print a document in MS word. Many other third-party application also supports login through Hotmail. So if you have a Hotmail account then you don’t need to worry about entering your email everywhere. One click Hotmail access will do all the good for you.
Gaming users must be knowing about Xbox. For anyone who is not yet aware by Xbox then let me tell you, Xbox is a video game brand by Microsoft. You can use your Hotmail account to sign into Xbox. Microsoft has released its three consoles as of now.
If you love to make frequent notes then Microsoft OneNote is there for you. You can create notes, clipping and be drawing in OneNote. Not only this you can share it on the internet easily.
This software makes visual tables, automatic calculations through predefined functions. Excel can also deal with applications created through visual basic. You can use your Hotmail account to use Microsoft Excel.
You can create a Stunning presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can include text, multimedia of any type. PowerPoint offers a lot of presentation management tool. It’s easy to learn & anyone can make the great presentation with ease.
You are a too busy guy who has a lot of tasks to do every day then Outlook Task can make life easier for you. You can use Outlook Task using your Hotmail account. You can list down your task when you finish that task you can mark it completed in Outlook Task. This provides you with an easy to see a list of task which is pending. You can also assign priority to tasks & complete them in that order. You can also assign a deadline to each task.
Common Hotmail Login Problem (Outlook Login Problem) at outlook.live.com
If you are facing sign in problem, first thing is to check your internet connection. Many times we just try to solve the issue from the software side. It is very necessary that you should check if there is any hardware issue first.
So before trying to login into hotmail.com or live.com or outlook.com , check if your internet service is working or not. If you see that “page Cannot be found” message, you should immediately contact your ISP. They will help you out to rectify the issue.
I forgot my Hotmail/outlook/live email or password
If you don’t frequently manually login into your Hotmail using email & password, there are many chances that you get to forget the password after some time. If you are not sure to remember your Hotmail password, you can easily reset it.
Here are some steps you need to follow to reset your hotmail password.
- Go to Hotmail login page.
- Click on ‘Can’t access your account?
- Hotmail resets password page will open. You will be shown three options.
- You can select the most appropriate option which applies to you.
- You can select the first reason if you are fully sure that you don’t remember your password.
- You can select the second option if you think that your password is right but still you are not able to sign in. This is highly unlike case. A computer doesn’t make mistakes. If everything is right from your side then you should be able to login into your account. Check all the spelling correctly.
- In case of hacked account situations, select the third option.
- After carefully selecting the option which is applicable to you, click on the next button.
- Enter your Hotmail email or Microsoft email which is applicable. Fill out the captcha for human verification.
- Enter your mobile number for receiving a unique code to reset your password.
- Now you can enter that code to change your password.
You must double check the spelling of your email & password before getting to reset password option. It has been seen that mostly it is the spelling mistakes issue that gets the user in trouble while login. You must know that passsword are always case sensitive, always check the caps lock before entering your password.
If you are still facing problem in Hotmail login that we would suggest you to contact the Hotmail support.
Hotmail/ Outlook Customer Care Phone Number
The United Kingdom
If you are from United Kingdom then you can use the below given number
The phone number of Hotmail customer care number:
Call +44 (0)344 800 2400
Call 1 800 197 503
The United States
The phone number of Outlook customer care
You can use skype, It provides free calling service inside United States.
The phone number of the technical support team
Call (866) 833-7088
The phone number of Microsoft direct for Business Enquiry
The phone number of technical support.
Call (800) 876-8533
Sign in Hotmail From Different Devices
Hotmail Sign in From Android
- If you want to use hotmail in your android device then that can be easily done too. Here is the playstore link for downloading.
- Open the Microsoft Outlook app.
- Provide your email & password in the add email account option.
- On successful login you are good to go.
Hotmail Sign in From PC
- Provide your hotmail or microsoft email address.
- Enter the password for the email account.
- If you entered both details correctly then you are good to go.
- After 2-3 seconds hotmail inbox will open up.
Hotmail Sign in From iOS (iPhone)
- Download the official Microsoft outlook app from the playstore link.
- Go to the alternative for setting. Click on the Mail option. Then Mail Alternative.
- Click “Add account”.
- Select Outlook.com or hotmail.com
- Fill out the email & password for your hotmail account.
- If you have not created or have an hotmail account, you can easily make one with a guide earlier provide in the same article, you are reading currently.
- If details provided by you are correct then you will successfully get hotmail inbox on your iOS devices.
If you are still confused about how to make an account on Outlook then check out the video below.
We have explained every step for making the account.
Still if you have any queries regarding it, you can always let us know in the comments below.
Q – How to sign out of Hotmail email account?
A – If you want to sign out from hotmail account then you can simply click on your profile picture which is located on the right corner. A menu will come up, select sign out option there. You will get log out from Hotmail.
A – Lookout at the top of your hotmail inbox section. Options menu is located on the right side. There you can find many options to change the way your inbox looks.
A – In your compose email section there is a picture icon located on top side of your email, click on it. Now you will have to select the location of photo which you want to attach in your email. If you have a photo, which is located in your cloud then you can select that too. Its easy as the pie.
A – These are the default features of the inbox, if you are not getting them, then check by resizing your browser screen. Currently this feature is in the beta version. You shouldn’t expect this function to work perfectly. However if you are a person who love to try out the new feature, then you can have a look on this feature. Hotmail team is working hard to provide new features everyday.