Hotmail IMAP Settings With POP3 For Outlook.com

Find about the Hotmail IMAP settings which you must need when you setup your email on any desktop application. You can configure your Hotmail account in outlook, Thunderbird or Mozilla application and can select outgoing server as either IMAP or SMTP both offer secure and encrypted connection.

Hotmail is now known as Outlook.com and is providing perfect email service to public for free, the user experience is perfect for personal account holders. On the other side the Hotmail account is not an ideal one for the business class, which has to send bulk of emails daily exceeding the threshold of 300 per day with a recipient limit of 100 per email.

Configure Outgoing Server with These Hotmail IMAP Settings

Server Name: Imap-mail.outlook.com

Username: Your Hotmail Email ID

SSL Encryption: SSL (Use TLS if not available)

Email Port: 993

Password: Same as your Hotmail account have.

Configure Incoming Server with These Hotmail POP3 Settings

Server Name: Pop3.live.com

Username: Your Hotmail Email ID

SSL Encryption: SSL (Use TLS if not available)

Email Port: 995

Password: Same as your Hotmail account have.

Hotmail Account Hacked – What To Do?

If you confront with a situation in which you are searching for Hotmail account hacked, it may be a bad experience for you. Fortunately Hotmail serves way to recover your hacked account, out there are many reasons which can lead to a hacked Hotmail account you can further investigate the underlying reason for your account.

Hotmail Account Hacked – What To Do?

Hackers use different methods to get your password for your Hotmail account, these methods includes MALWARE, PHISHING & OTHER INTERNET SOURCE.

  1. Malware Method work in your computer and it collects your searches and keystroke behavior from your computer and sends it to hacker.
  2. In Phishing Method, different tricks are used to trap in a user and manage the computer to send saved password to hacker.
  3. In Other Internet Sources, hacker can get your password from a site on which you are member with same email account & password. Or you have emailed your password to anyone which is not sync and hacker broke in to it. There are many other options available depending on your usage of internet.

Before Attempting To Recover Your Hotmail Account

  1. Scan your Computer For Malware Or Viruses

Before recovering your Hotmail account, you should scan your PC for malware and viruses which may help hacker to receive your password, these can come with software, tool bars or any other program you have downloaded from internet. Use an updated Anti-virus to scan your computer from the viruses and malwares.

If you don’t have any antivirus installed, then use other options offered by Microsoft including Microsoft Security Essentials for windows 7 and Windows Defender for Windows 8.1

Steps to Recover Your Hotmail Account Hacked

If you don’t have password for your account, and hacker changed the password, simply go to the login page of your Hotmail account and enter the email address in the email address bar.

Now click on the link Cant access your account? and then click on the forgot my password option

Enter the email address again, and then click on the option to verify the account ownership, here you go.

You will receive the verification code on the medium you selected in the option, enter the code and you will be able to access the Microsoft Password Resetting tool.

Reset your password and enjoy the account re-take from hacker

Tips For A More Secure Hotmail Account

  • Change your password regularly
  • Make a strong password each time, use a mix of upper & lower case with some numeric and special characters.
  • Make your passwords long, don’t use short & common dictionary words which are easy to guess like (1234, admin, password etc.)

Important Note: Microsoft system automatically detects a hacked account, and when the account is hacked it automatically changes the email account settings including email addresses, forwarding, reply to address, auto-reply option,

How to Block Emails on Hotmail – Outlook

Hotmail a free webmail platform by Microsoft which is now outlook.com offers you to block an email or domain, read about how to block emails on Hotmail or live account explained in easy steps. It is estimated that a huge percentage of total emails sent in the world is covered by spam or junk emails, so this is oblivious that you should also receive some emails in your Hotmail inbox which are spam and you want to block that user which sends such bad emails to you on regular basis.

Outlook allows its users to block any email or a complete domain to send emails to your inbox, you can implement this in the few steps which are written below explaining about how to block emails on Hotmail, the steps are same for blocking a complete domain.

Steps To Block an Email or Domain on Hotmail

  • Connect your computer/PC to the internet and open your browser
  • Enter this URL in the address bar of your browser mail.live.com/default.aspx & sign in to your Hotmail account
  • Skip all the messages came on your screen and take your mouse cursor on the Settings button in the upper right corner of the screen. Now select the OPTIONS from the dropped menu.
  • From the new windows find the menu heading with “PREVENTING JUNK EMAILS” under this heading click on the option named as ‘Safe and Blocked Senders’
  • Now from this page you can see your list of previously blocked emails or domains when you go on the option in BLUE with heading ‘BLOCKED SENDERS’
  • If you want to block an email to block spam emails, or just want to block that sender due to any other reason. Enter the email address in the most left field and click on the ‘Grey’ button under it with name saying “Add to List”

Hotmail Email Settings – Outlook Settings

If you’ve email account holder of Hotmail, learn how to configure Hotmail email settings, primarily name it technically POP3 live Hotmail settings. You can manage the incoming messages by connecting Microsoft Outlook by using POP email account to Hotmail email program.

Don’t worry it is very simple process and involves some technical terms which are given below. Your official email address Windows live Hotmail POP server is located at pop3.live.com.

Now you are required the user name carefully enter the Hotmail email address for example (xyz@hotmail.com, abc@live.com) in the given field of Windows Live Hotmail user name option.

Enter your password of Hotmail account in the given field of Windows Live Hotmail POP password and active the Windows Live Hotmail POP port 995. After doing all stuff you are required to select the option ‘Yes’ in front of clearly written Windows Live Hotmail POP TSL/SSL.

Hotmail Email Settings – Outlook Settings

As we all know Hotmail is principally web base email service provider to send and receive the email messages by using Hotmail email inbox. Hotmail is using the web protocol HTTP to link the mail inbox.

If you are required to manage the Hotmail emails by using the email client software then you have to go for Hotmail email settings by connecting Outlook express.

Hotmail Mail Server Settings to Connect Outlook

If you are the user of Outlook express or Outlook connector by using Windows operating system then state the Hotmail account ID as you are using other email ID settings by using POP3 email account management.

Hotmail Incoming Mail Server POP3 official path is at pop3.live.com (you are required to login by enter the valid and Secure Password Authentication (SPA), and your mail server port is 995.

Your settings of Hotmail outgoing mail server (SMTP) is at smtp.live.com enable the TLS at port 587

OneDrive Login : sign in Microsoft OneDrive

This article explains in easy-to-follow steps how to use your OneDrive login details to access your account. You can use your OneDrive sign in information to access other Microsoft products, including email, Office Online, and Bing. Once you log in to OneDrive you can upload files, share folders and even back-up your photos.

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Whаt Is OneDrive?

OneDrive offers a user-friendly way of storing, sharing and syncing files and folders between devices and people on the net.

When a file is uploaded to OneDrive it is hosted in the cloud, from where it is available to the registered user of a Microsoft account. Such an account is free to the end user. However, a registration is necessary.

If you own a PC with a Windows operating system chances are you already have a Microsoft account.

Heads up!: OneDrive has gone through a number of incarnations. It has previously been called SkyDrive and Windows Live SkyDrive.

OneDrive Login Preliminaries: Opening a Microsoft Account

Microsoft have consolidated their services under one account and login to increase ease of access for users.

Your OneDrive login (username and password) is actually useful for accessing a wide range of Microsoft services.

OneDrive Sign in details are also known as a ‘Microsoft ID’.  You may already have such login details from another Microsoft service (such as Outlook.com Mail).

Creating a OneDrive Sign In Username and Password

Step 1: Enter login.live.com in your browser to be forwarded to the sign up page.

Step 2: Click ‘Sign up now’ at the end of the registration form.

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This will take you to the registration form, where you can create your OneDrive login username and password.

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Step 3: In the first 2 fields enter your first and last names.

Step 4: In the next field create a user name. In creating a Microsoft account, you automatically create an email address. Your username is the part of that email address before the @ symbol.

For the second half of the email address, you may choose between @outlook.com or @ hotmail.com. Simply click the dropdown arrow on the far right of the field and select whichever you prefer.

Step 5: Next set your OneDrive login password. Remember that it must be:

  • at least 8 characters long
  • have at least 2 of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols and numbers
  • OneDrive login passwords are case-sensitive

Step 6: Enter your chosen password in the field provided and repeat in the next field. Make a note of your password and keep it in a secure location (such as a secure database).

Continue by entering your country/region, date of birth and gender. All this information is required.

The ‘Help us protect your info’ section is next. This is where you specify how you can be contacted should you forget your password or username and need to reset one of them. You can choose to enter a phone number, email address, or both.

It is important that this information is accurate, since it is the only means of recovering your account, should you be unable to access it for some reason.

Step 7: In the ‘Alternate email address’ field, enter an email address that you already own (this can be from any provider).

Step 8: Finally, enter the captcha and click the blue ‘create account’ button at the bottom of the page if you agree to the terms and conditions.

OneDrive Login: Step-by-step Guide

The OneDrive login process is similar to the Hotmail sign in procedure, since both services require accessing your Microsoft account. To access your OneDrive account, simply follow the steps outlined below:

First, navigate to the OneDrive login page by entering login.live.com in your web browser. This will take you to the OneDrive sign in page.

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Step 1: On the OneDrive sign in page, enter the email address that you created when you signed up for your Microsoft account. This will be either @outlook.com or @hotmail.com, depending on what you decided on at the time.

You can also enter a phone number instead of an email address. However, this will only work if you provided the phone number when you signed up, by entering it in the registration form.

Step 2: Next, enter the password you created when you signed up for your account.

(Don’t forget that your password is case-sensitive and will be at least 8 characters in length. It will also contain no less than 2 of these criteria: lowercase letters, symbols, uppercase letters and numbers).

If you have forgotten your password, please see the section below on OnDrive Login Problems to learn about recovery options.

At this point, you may check the ‘Keep me signed in‘ box, if you wish. This prevents you from having to log in again (for example, if you know you will be using OneDrive again later in the day).

However, if you are using a public computer, do not select this option, since others may have full access to your Microsoft account.

Step 3: Finally, click the blue Sign in button to be directed to the Welcome page.

You can navigate to OneDrive by clicking the ‘Services and Subscriptions‘ menu item and scrolling down until you see the OneDrive service icon.

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Select ‘Use OneDrive for free’ to be taken to the OneDrive interface, where you can upload photos, manage your documents and back-up your files.

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OneDrive Login Using a Single-Use Code

Another option for signing in to your OneDrive account is to request a ‘single-use code’.

This option is designed for situations in which you are not comfortable using your password (for example, when using a public or not-so-secure computer.

To use this option, you must have a mobile phone number associated with your account. In a nutshell, you simply request a ‘single-use code’ on the login page and receive an SMS with the code.

You then enter this code instead of your password. Here is how to do so:

Step 1: On the OneDrive login page click the ‘Sign in with a single-use code‘ link below the blue Sign in button. This will take you to an alternative sign-in page for use with a single-use code.

Step 2: Enter your email address in the first field, as usual.

Step 3: In the second field, enter the mobile phone number that is associated with your account. Click the blue ‘Text me the code’ button.

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Step 4: When you receive the code by text-message, enter it on the ensuing page and click the blue ‘Sign in’ button.

You can now navigate to the OneDrive interface from where you can easily manage your files and folders.

Should you experience problems logging in with your code, you can simply request a new one.

However, be aware that the is a limit to the number of codes that can be requested per day. Also, only the most recently requested code will be valid at any given time.

OneDrive Login Problems

If you have difficulty accessing your OneDrive account, follow the steps below to regain access to your account.

Firstly, check and double-check that your user name and password are correct. In the majority of cases, this is the issue. Don’t forget that passwords are case sensitive, so make sure that the Caps Lock on your keyboard is not engaged.

If you have forgotten your details, or it is somehow still not working, it’s time to recover your username or password.

When you try to access your account unsuccessfully, you will receive an error message. These vary, depending on the issue.

Step 1: Start by clicking the ‘Can’t access your account?’ link on the error-message page.

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Step 2: On the next screen, select the reason why you think you cannot sign in and click ‘Next’.

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Step 3: On the ‘Recover your account’ screen, enter your email address and then enter the captcha below.  Then click ‘Next’.

You may also recover your account using a mobile phone number, although this option is only available if you entered your phone number when you originally registered and opened the account.

To use a phone number, click the ‘Or use a phone number’ link.

Step 4: On the following screen select where you would like Microsoft to send the verification code. This is often the email address you used to open the account originally.

Type in the ‘hidden’ part of your email address and then click ‘Send code’.

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Step 5: Next, open a new tab in you browser be going to File > New Tab.

Sign in to the email account in question. You should have received an email from Microsoft. Open the email and copy the verification code that has been sent to you.

Step 6: Go back to the original Tab in your browser. Click the ‘I have a code’ link.

Step 7: On the ‘Enter Your Security Code’ page, paste your code into the field provided and click ‘Next’.

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You should now have regained access to your account. If you suspect that you lost access to your account because it was hacked, the next logical step is to change your password. This will help to keep your account secure and protect your personal information.

How to change your OneDrive Login Password

To update your OneDrive password, log in to your OneDrive account and locate the ‘Settings’ icon (this looks like a gear). This is to be found next to your name (upper-right of your screen).

On the ensuing ‘Options’ page, select the first link under the ‘Managing your account’ subheading, entitled ‘Account details (password, addresses, time zone). This brings you to the ‘View basic information about your account’ page.

On this page, click the ‘Security and privacy’ menu item on the far right. Under the ‘Account security’ heading, click ‘Change password’.

Because you would like to edit important information, you will need to verify your identity by entering a code that is sent to your ‘recovery’ email address. This is the email address you used to open the account in the first place. Fill in the missing part of your recovery email address and click the blue ‘Send code’ button.

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Open a new tab in your browser and sign in to your recovery email account. Then open the email from Microsoft and copy the security code.

Back in the other tab, click the ‘I have a code’ link. Paste the security code into the field provided and click ‘Next’.

You will now be able to change your password. Enter your old password in the field provided before typing and confirming your new password.

To make the changes, click the blue ‘Change password’ button.

How to Secure Your OneDrive Login Details

Changing your OneDrive password is only one of a number of steps you can take to secure your OneDrive account.

Creating a strong password

In general, it is prudent to avoid passwords that contain words or phrases that can be found in a dictionary. You can get more detailed information on creating strong passwords in our Ultimate Guide to Creating Strong Passwords. Alternatively, check out our password generator page.

How to enable two-step authentification for OneDrive

Two-step authentication adds the extra level of security that you need for complete peace of mind in the fact that OneDrive and your Microsoft account is fully protected.

Upon the creation of a new Microsoft account, one is guided through two-step authentication by default, although one does have the option to set it up later.

Enabling two-step authentication is a process that is easy to accomplish, adding extra security to any important files you store on OneDrive.

Follow these easy steps to receive an authentication code to be used each time you use your OneDrive login to access your account.

Step 1: Navigate to your account settings and locate the section entitled “Security info helps keep your account secure.” If this is not present, then click “Add Security Info”

Follow the prompts and connect your Microsoft account to your cell phone number, this is a mandatory step for two-step authentication. You are given the option of a phone call or an SMS, through which you will receive a seven digit number to be entered on the page before you in your browser.

Step 2: Click on “Set-up Two-Step Verification” then Click on “Next”.

Step 3:  Select the device on which to install the app, and enter pairing code, or opt to set this up later.

Step 4: Select Verification by email / phone (depending on which you would like to set up).

Step 5: Check your email or SMS log to locate the code that has been sent, then enter the five digit code given into the verification prompt and click “Next”.

Take note of the security code that is given, it will be needed to recover your account should your mobile device be compromised. Simply print it out or write it down and keep it somewhere safe and secure, such as a secure database.

You now have the option to setup synchronization and two-step authentication for Android, iPhone or Blackberry devices, simply select which is applicable and follow the prompts.

Two-step authentication is essential for anyone that wants stronger security for any online account.

OneDrive Login Mobile

Although you can login to Onedrive on a mobile device simply by opening your device’s browser, perhaps the simplest way is to install the OneDrive app.

This is an advantage if you intend to use OneDrive regularly on your mobile device.

To sign in to OneDrive on an Android device, follow the steps below:

Tap the Play Store icon on your Android device. This comes pre-installed on all Android phones.

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Select ‘Apps’ to begin your search.

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Type ‘Onedrive’ in the search field at the top of the screen. The auto-complete should identify what you are looking for after a few characters and display the Onedrive link below.

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Tap ‘Install’ to begin the download process.

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The Play Store will notify you as to what information the application will need to access on your device. Tap ‘Accept’ if you are okay with this.

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Once the application has finished downloading, you will have the option to open it directly. To do so, tap the green ‘Open’ button.

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On the following (blue) screen, tap ‘Sign in now’.

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Enter your email address and tap the blue arrow button in the far right of the text field.

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On the next screen, enter your password (your email address will be populated in advance).

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Finally, tap the blue ‘Sign in’ button.

From here you can access and manage your OneDrive files and folders.

Conclusion

I hope this resource helps you with any OneDrive login queries you have. You can continue to the OneDrive login page by clicking the button below.

Reset Hotmail Password – Recover Your Forgotten Password

You can reset your Hotmail password by using Microsoft outlook password recovery tool online or change Hotmail password tool, usually people forgot Hotmail account password due to weak memory or due to using words hard to remember on a long journey of life. Read about prerequisites to reset your Hotmail password, to get through the process of Hotmail password recovery you will need a phone number linked to that account or a back-up email. If you don’t have both of these, then you will have to fill up a form asking some general questions about your account to verify your ownership to that account and rest Hotmail password successfully.

Reset Hotmail Password

 

Reset Hotmail Password In 5 Easy Steps

  1. Open your Hotmail sign in screen, enter the email address and leave the password field empty.
  2. Now press the link saying ”Can’t Access Your Account” this will take you to a new screen here select the very first option saying ‘I Forgot My Password’ and click on Next button, now enter your emails address again for which you want to reset Hotmail password and then click on Next after entering the CAPTCHA code.
  3. Verify your ownership to that account by using the ‘Radio Button’ which suites you best, enter the code received on your phone or email. If you don’t received the verification code on your email or phone number then to troubleshoot the problem read Verification code is not received
  4. Now on the new screen enter the new password for your Hotmail account. Just remember that people can steal it if it is quite easy, too short, or a common dictionary word. Always use mix of upper & lower case letters with numeric words and some special characters (!, @, $, *, #, %, ^, &, -).
  5. If you have enabled 2-step verification on your Hotmail account Read the process in detail

Hotmail Sign In Problems : 2~ Access to your Outlook / Hotmail account

You may face sign in problems on Hotmail or Outlook.com occasionally when you are trying to get in to your Hotmail inbox but get no response from either your email client or your computer. Once my friend gets in to the same problem and I was just sitting close to him, I helped him to get through this process. Before making the conclusion about the root of Hotmail sign in problems from where it is arising you have to answer some basic questions.

  1. Do you tried to sign in Hotmail account from another browser?
  2. Are other websites are opening in your browser?
  3. Did your Hotmail account accessible in another device?

If the entire above question answers in YES then you have a problem in your PC

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Open your Firefox (internet browser) click on Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Settings (Button) > Enable No Proxy

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If you are unable to sign in to your Hotmail account, then try to check the spell of your email, and cross check the relevant password.

If it says wrong password, then check that caps lock off, and re-enter the password. Problem persist click on the forgot password button & RESET Your Hotmail PASSWORD

Hotmail Sign In Hacking Problem

If your Hotmail account has been hacked or compromised and now you are unable to sign in to your Hotmail account, then you have to follow the steps written below to take your account back and secure your account for future.

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How hackers can get your password?

  • By Using Malware: you may have installed a program, which includes any malware which can search for saved password on your PC or can find your keystrokes and online search terms
  • Phishing: Some tricks are used by hackers which encourage people to send their account data to hackers
  • By Breaking In to Sites on Which you are Member: Account data can also be breached from other sites on internet which you have used in past by using the membership account with same Hotmail account.

Recover Your Hotmail Hacked Account

Before recovering your Hotmail account, you have to do some steps to clean up your PC from MALWAREs, Viruses and other nixed programs. Use Microsoft Security Essentials on your PC if you are using Windows 7 or Use WINDOWS DEFENDER if you are using Windows 8.

  • Reset Your Hotmail Password
  • Make your password strong to the extent as it is possible.
  • Don’t use small words, make a mix of numerics, alphabets (upper lower case) and special characters
  • Don’t use common words or easy to guess words.
  • See more details about hacked Hotmail accounts

Hotmail sign in problems Says “Account Temporarily Blocked”

You can see this message while attempting to login to your Hotmail account. The message comes on your screen because Microsoft Systems identify some unusual activity from your account and it block your access to it. Microsoft knows that it can cause frustration to you, but it is in your interest to avoid any prohibited use of your Hotmail account.

Unblocking Your Blocked Hotmail Account

Go to your account sign in screen, and enter the login details. A new screen will appear on which you have to verify your ownership to the account, enter the phone number which is linked to the account and click Next to receive the code on your phone.

Now you will be taken to Password Resetting Screen after setting your new password you will be able to access your Hotmail account.

Still receiving message saying “Hotmail Account Temporarily Blocked” contact Hotmail Customer Support to get this, you have to sign in to your another Hotmail account and fill up the form to verify your identity. You should have an active account so that customer support representative can contact you on that. The communication with customer service representative may take about 24 hours to start on.

Hotmail sign in problems Due To Hotmail Account Closed Message

You will only receive this message while signing in to your Hotmail account, when you have deleted your account either manually or automatically. The account will still be available within 60-days of initiating your deleting process, you can read this article if you Want to Close your Microsoft Hotmail Account by submitting a manual request. Microsoft also automatically deletes your account after a period of 365-days of inactivity on the account. To RECOVER YOUR DELETED HOTMAIL ACCOUNT you can contact to Microsoft Customer Support you have to fill up the details on the form, your Email Address which is blocked, your working email address on which Microsoft will contact you.

Hotmail.com Inbox

If you are looking to access Hotmail.com inbox to send messages, check new emails and customize mailbox then of course you need to complete the sign in of Hotmail account page. It is very simple process, enter Windows live Hotmail ID and password to access the Hotmail inbox.

Why You Need Hotmail Inbox

Answer is very simple because Hotmail inbox is easy to use email interface, for new user of Hotmail not required any guidance to use this email and as time possess you can easily learn to use advance options of inbox mail.

  • How to Open Microsoft Hotmail Inbox
  • Open your PC and connect it with high speed internet
  • Open any browser and type the URL www.hotmail.com
  • Press enter
  • It is Hotmail login page for Sing in the email account
  • Officially at your top left corner, you will notice the Outlook logo and promotions
  • Don’t worry there is no difference between Hotmail.com and Brand name of Outlook.com

 Hotmail.com Inbox Login

  • You are now right place to start Hotmail inbox login
  • Enter the Microsoft Hotmail ID
  • Enter the correct password
  • Wait see if there is Caps lock on, then you will not be able to login Hotmail inbox
  • Once you are sure that all information has been correctly entered then press the Sing in button
  • You have been successfully landed to Hotmail inbox interface
  • During your sing in process there is an option to ‘Keep me Sign in’, if you check this option
  • There is no need to do sign in process again and again

You are now at Hotmail inbox and use the amazing features of flag the important emails at top, create new email to send officially and friend & families.

You can create folders and give them name in Hotmail inbox, now you can use the options of move from top navigation of Hotmail.com inbox and manage the emails to relevant folders.

You can reply or reply all and forward options for emails, delete the email any time from top menu ‘Delete’ and you can undo the delete option for example wrongly delete any email by mistake.

Create the archive options to set up message archiving by doing create archive my message in selected folder or create the new folder for archive.

Manage your junk, pushing scam and my friend’s been hacked options to clean the unnecessary emails data and any time mark any email to junk. This will clean your inbox from specific emails you don’t want to see at Hotmail inbox.

You can create lot of categories at Hotmail inbox by some default categories such as bills, documents, family, photos, shopping and social updates.

Amazing Hotmail.com inbox features is connection of Hotmail inbox and Skype then simultaneously read the messages of Skype from Hotmail inbox.

Edit your profile by adding new information, account setting for your Hotmail inbox and sign out the Hotmail.