Here you will find everything you need to know or the Hotmail sign in. You use this to log in to Hotmail and related accounts, such as those of Live, Outlook or MSN. Do you have problems logging in to your e-mail account and you don’t know what it is? Then you will find the way to solve this.
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How do you use the Hotmail login?
The way to log in to your Hotmail, Live, MSN or Outlook account with the Hotmail sign in is always the same steps. You first go to the registration page. There you select “Sign up” at the top right. Enter your email address here. In some cases you can also log in by entering your phone number, if you have set it up that way. Click on “Next”. Enter your chosen password on the new page. Then click on log in. If you have done everything correctly, you will now have access to your account.
It is important to realize that Hotmail accounts are often targeted by internet criminals. It is important that you protect your account properly. For example, you do not want to check the box “Keep me signed in”. This way, third parties cannot enter your account without your login details. Always pay close attention to this.
Problems with your password
Having trouble with your password because you forgot it? Then it is possible to create a new password. You do this by going to “Reset your password”. There you can indicate why you are unable to register. Then click on “Next”. You can now enter the email address of your Hotmail. You also enter the characters on the screen. Then click “Next”. If you entered security information when you created your account, you can now have a code sent to your phone number or alternative email address. You enter that code on the next page. You can then create a new password.
Let’s say you don’t have access to the phone number or alternate email address you provided. Then you can click on “I have not received a code”. You can then click on “I don’t have access to this”. You will receive new instructions and must go to “Recover your Microsoft account”. There you will find tips to ensure that you regain access.
Problems with the username
Having trouble with your username? Then you can recreate or restore it via the following steps. First you go to the page “Recover your username”. There you can enter your telephone number or alternative e-mail address that you entered when creating. Please note that you entered this when you created your account, otherwise it will not work. Click on “Next”. You will now receive a security code at the alternative email address or your phone. You can enter this on the page. Click on “Next”. You can now restore your username.
Tips and tricks for using Hotmail sign in
Do you want to make the most of the Hotmail sign in? In any case, pay attention to the following. For example, it is important to log in at least once a year to keep your account active. Also make sure that you always use an updated browser. Do you use your account regularly? Change your password every now and then.
Set up a Microsoft account
A Microsoft account is largely automatically set up during the process of creating an email account with, for example, Hotmail, Live or Outlook. That does not alter the fact that things can still go wrong. It is smart to use Microsoft’s webmail to test this. You can then simply log in online. If this works without problems, you can adjust the settings in your account.
It is important to know the difference between IMAP and POP3. If you use IMAP, your e-mail messages will remain on the server. If you use POP3, you download them from the provider’s server and remove them there. With IMAP you can therefore access your emails from multiple locations.
IMAP and POP3 settings for Hotmail
The settings for IMAP users are as follows.
Encryption: SSL / TLS
The settings for POP3 users are as follows.
Encryption: SSL / TLS
These settings apply to incoming email messages. It is important that you also set up the outgoing e-mail.
SMTP settings for Hotmail
You can configure the outgoing e-mail in the following way.
For this you use your password and username as you entered when creating your email address. You set the verification to yes. Security can be on STARTTLS, TLS or SSL. You use port 587 for this.
Problems logging in to Hotmail
You may encounter problems when using the hotmail sign in for one of your Microsoft accounts. There are many reasons why this occurs. You may have lost your password, or two-step verification applies. If you want to solve everything well, please read the FAQ elsewhere on this page. There solutions are given for all problems.
If you do not find an answer here, it could be the following. It is important to check the service status for your Microsoft account. You can reset your password. If you have recently changed your password, try your old password again. If this works, it is important to lock your account and then unlock it with the new password.
Check the service status
Having trouble with your Microsoft account? Then it is important to check the service status. If the status is not green, the barge is to wait for the service to work properly again. Then you can try again.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are regularly a number of frequently asked questions when it comes to the Hotmail sign. That is why you will find the answers to all these questions gathered here.