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Where can I check my Hotmail account for emails?

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As of April 2013, Hotmail users must log into their email accounts through Microsoft’s upgraded email service, Outlook.com. Typing Hotmail.com into a Web browser now automatically forwards a user to the new Outlook.com login interface.

All Hotmail.com email addresses and associated passwords remain valid unless the user chooses to log in and delete the account manually. Although the new service has a redesigned user interface, all former Hotmail.com users continue to have full access to their stored data, including saved email, archived photos and contact lists. Users have the option to switch over to a new Outlook.com email address, or they can opt to stick with the Hotmail.com address.

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    How do you recover deleted emails from Hotmail?

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    Recover deleted emails using the Recover Deleted Messages option in Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft discontinued Hotmail services in 2013 and migrated its users to Outlook. You do not need to create a new Outlook email address to attempt the recovery, but the deleted messages may not have transferred during the migration.

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    How do I set up my own Hotmail account?

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    As of May 2013, you can only create an Outlook account. Microsoft discontinued Hotmail and migrated all Hotmail and Windows Live email accounts over to the new service. Outlook offers the same features as Hotmail and Windows Live and provides a way to access your email in your Web browser or through a mobile application.

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    How do you sign into a different Hotmail account?

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    Starting from your Hotmail inbox screen, click the personal photo avatar to the right of the name at the top right hand corner of the screen. Click "sign out" at the bottom of the box that appears. You will be redirected to the MSN login page. Click "sign in" located at the top right corner of the page. You can log into another Hotmail account from the page that appears.

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    How does someone sign up for a free Hotmail account?

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    It is no longer possible to sign up for a free Hotmail account as Hotmail.com has become Live.com; however, a person can sign up for a Live.com e-mail account by visiting signup.live.com and inputting their first name, last name, username (example@live.com), country/region, ZIP code, birth date, gender, phone number and creating a password. There is also a CAPTCHA that must be filled out to ensure that the data reflects a real person and not a bot.

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