Hotmail is no longer available and has been converted to Outlook. Although, users who have their Hotmail id can make login without any hurdle, as the support of Hotmail ids has not vanished. So, users who have access to Hotmail email id can still make a login via the Outlook login page from here.
Outlook works under the name of Microsoft, so, along with email functionality, it also provides several other add ons like calendars, contacts, etc. So, If any of the errors occur while using Outlook then they can be easily resolved by taking the help of Microsoft customer support, also the support is available throughout the year without any huge delay in the response.
Here, In this article, everything from creating an account to login into the account has been covered, and making log in to an email client is also taken into consideration as a bonus tip. To create a Hotmail account, all you need is some personal data, a unique password, and a secondary email id (for the account recovery process).
So, let us start the quest of creating a Hotmail account.
How to Create A Hotmail Account?
Hotmail account creation is much easier and requires no steep learning curve, anyone with a little bit of knowledge of entering data into form can easily accomplish this task. So, follow the below-mentioned steps to create an account without any delay.
Step 1: Go to Outlook Official website from here
Step 2: Click on Create Free Account
Step 3: Enter a New Email address (Email name must be unique and should not have been taken before)
Step 4: Choose from @outlook.com or @hotmail.com
Step 5: Click on the Next Button
Step 6: Now a new window will come up, asking for a password, So, enter the strong password
Step 7: Click on the Next Button
Step 8: Enter First Name and Last Name and then press Next
Step 9: Enter your Date of Birth
Step 10: A captcha will come up, verify it, and press on the Next Button
Step 11: Now your Hotmail account has been created and a new window of outlook Inbox will open up
So these were the sure-shot steps of creating a Hotmail Account. After creating the account let’s proceed with Login into Hotmail.
Log in to Hotmail using Web Browser
Log in to Hotmail can be done using a mobile app or Web browser. So, firstly let’s start with the web browser.
Web browsers can be accessed from computers and mobile phones. Find below the steps to log into your hotmail account via a web browser.
Step 1: Go to Outlook homepage from here
Step 2: Click on Sign In Button
Step 3: A new window will open asking for entering Email, phone, or Skype
Step 4: Enter the details and click on the Next Button
Step 5: Now, Enter Password to continue and click on Sign in
If every detail is entered correctly then you will be taken to the new window of your email Inbox. If you could not enter the right password then click on Forgot Password to recover the password. Also, it is to be noted that while accessing Outlook on any of the public computers, do not allow the remembering of passwords and also disable Keep me signed in functionality. This way you will be securing your account from being vulnerable to threat.
Now, After logging in to Hotmail through a web browser let’s start with logging into the account through a mobile Application.
Log in to Hotmail using Mobile App
Outlook has its own mobile app, which can be downloaded from google play store (in the case of Android) and App Store (in the case of iOS). After installing the outlook app let’s start with the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1: Open Outlook App on Mobile
Step 2: Go to Add Account
Step 3: A new window will come up, enter the valid email address into the field
Step 4: Click on the Continue button (Here you can also put emails from Gmail, Yahoo, etc, as they are also supported in Outlook)
Step 5: Enter the correct password
Step 6: Click On Sign in
Step 7: A new window will open up with inbox as preselected
So, these were the steps of logging into Hotmail using a mobile app. Now I will start with third-party client software to get logged into Hotmail.
Third-Party Email Client Setup
If you are willing to access the inbox of Outlook from a third-party tool like Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc, then it can be achieved by submitting the following configuration setting into it.
Server Name: Outlook.office365.com
IMAP Port: 993
IMAP Encryption Method: TLS
Server Name: SMTP.office365.com
Encryption Method: STARTTLS
So, above are the configuration settings using which you can easily save emails in a third-party tool and further can make the most of all functionalities available with the tool.
While logging into Hotmail, several login issues can come up which can create a hindrance in the seamless operation of Hotmail. To cope up with such login problems, I am sharing some of the issues, by going through them you can easily resolve them.
Forgetting passwords is one of the most common issues an individual faces. If while logging into Hotmail you are facing a problem with the password, then you can recover it by clicking on the Forgot Password link available at the bottom. After which a new window stating the password recovery options will come up and then choose the option you want to go with. If after choosing the recovery option you are not able to get a security code then click on the “I don’t have any of these” option available at the bottom. Now, a new window will open and will ask you to submit the details. By doing this your account-related info will be sent to the Contact email address within a few days.
Conclusion: Here, I have discussed how you can log in to Hotmail, using a web browser, mobile app, and third-party tool. Alongside have also added some briefs related to password recovery. Using this guide from Emails Crunch you can create and login to the Hotmail account easily.