Login help and account sign up for the world’s top email providers.
Choose an email service:
Hotmail Sign In.
How do I sign in to my MSN Hotmail account?
Once you have created your account, or if you already have an existing Hotmail account, you can sign in by going to the main Outlook homepage, using either the Outlook.com or Hotmail.com URLs. From that page, click on the ‘Sign In’ button and you should be taken to the main Hotmail sign in page.
On this page, enter your full email address, complete with either the @hotmail.com or @outlook.com suffix, and then click the ‘Next’ button. Then, enter your password, and click ‘Sign In’. If you are using a personal computer, rather than a shared one, you might also opt to check the ‘Keep Me Signed In’ box.
Hotmail Login Step-By-Step.
- Launch your internet browser.
- Go to the Microsoft login page found at: https://login.live.com/
- Enter your Hotmail email address or associated Skype ID or phone number. Click on “Next”
- An “Enter Password” field will appear. Enter your Hotmail account password. Click on “Sign In”.
- Congratulations, you have signed in to your Hotmail email account.
MSN Outlook Login.
Microsoft has re-launched all their brandnames (MSN Messenger, Outlook, Hotmail and Microsoft Office 365) together under one new brand “Windows Live”.
That means that the old www.Outlook.com and www.outlook.live.com pages now point towards the same login page.
To look into Outlook services, visit www.login.live.com and follow the instructions listed above under “Hotmail Sign In”.
What happened to the Hotmail website at www.hotmail.com?
The old Hotmail branded website now points to www.login.live.com, due to the phasing out of the Hotmail brandname by the owner Microsoft.
Don’t worry, you can still use your old Hotmail account. You simply have to log in at www.login.live.com instead, and you still use old Hotmail email address and password to log in.
Your Hotmail email address will not be affected. If your email address was: example.hotmail.com, it will remain so.
MSN Hotmail Login Help.
If you are having problems logging in to Hotmail, or any other email service listed on these pages, then state your problem in the comment section.
Occasionally, users run into issues when attempting to log in to their Hotmail accounts. With that being said, there are usually simple solutions, so the biggest challenge is identifying the underlying cause of the problem. Perhaps the best way to do this is to run through a basic check list of common issues.
The first step is to check that you have definitely entered the right login credentials. The most likely problems here include typing errors and not entering your full email address, complete with the suffix, so double check for both of these. Your password is also case sensitive, so make sure your CAPS LOCK function is turned off.
If you are sure your login credentials are right, you might want to try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies before trying again. Failing that, try signing in using a different web browser. If you continue to experience problems, try turning off any ad-blocking software. You might even want to try signing in on a different device.
Common Login Problems – Checklist:
- Check that your internet connection is functioning.
- Check that your CAPS LOCK key is OFF on your keyword. Hotmail usernames and passwords are case-sensitive.
- Your browser could be outdated. Up-date your internet browser, or try another browser like Chrome or Mozilla.
- Clear your internet browser cookies and cache. This often fixes the problem.
- Sign in from another device. Try logging in from another device, e.g your mobile phone or another laptop to see if that solves the problem.
Hotmail was an email service, originally founded in 1996 and owned by Microsoft. It was one of the first webmail services available to the public and was one of the most popular email services of any kind throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. However, Hotmail was replaced in 2013, with Microsoft transitioning to their Outlook.com service.
As part of the transition, all Hotmail accounts were transferred to the Outlook system, and although considered ‘legacy accounts’, they are still fully functional. Moreover, it is actually still possible to create new Hotmail email accounts through the Outlook.com service, complete with the @hotmail.com suffix.