A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Log into Your Hotmail Account

Are you having trouble logging into your Hotmail account? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of logging into your Hotmail account effortlessly. So, let’s get started and regain access to your emails in no time.

Accessing the Hotmail Login Page

To begin with, open your preferred web browser and type “www.hotmail.com” in the address bar. Press Enter or click on the search button to proceed. You will be redirected to the Outlook login page since Hotmail has been rebranded as Outlook.

Entering Your Hotmail Account Credentials

On the Outlook login page, you will see two blank fields labeled “Email or phone” and “Password.” In the first field, enter your full Hotmail email address. Make sure to include “@hotmail.com” at the end of it. Then, move on to the next field and type in your password accurately.

If you are using a personal device and wish to save your login information for future use, you can check the “Keep me signed in” option below the password field. However, it is highly recommended not to enable this option if you are using a shared or public computer.

Verifying Your Identity

After entering your email address and password correctly, click on the “Sign in” button below. If all goes well, you will be directed straight into your Hotmail inbox without any further steps. However, if Microsoft detects any suspicious activity or requires additional verification for security reasons, you may need to complete an extra step.

In such cases, Microsoft may ask you to verify your identity by sending a security code either to an alternate email address or via SMS to a linked phone number associated with your account. Simply follow the prompts and enter the code received to proceed with logging in.

Troubleshooting Login Issues

If you encounter any issues while trying to log into your Hotmail account, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can try. Firstly, double-check that you have entered your email address and password correctly, paying close attention to any uppercase or lowercase letters.

If you have forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot my password” link on the login page. Follow the instructions provided to reset your password and regain access to your account.

In case you are still unable to log in, it is advisable to clear your browser cache and cookies. Sometimes, outdated or corrupted data can prevent successful login attempts. Simply go to your browser settings, find the option for clearing cache and cookies, and proceed with clearing them.


Logging into your Hotmail account is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following this step-by-step guide, you will be able to access your emails without any hassle. Remember to keep your login credentials secure and updated regularly for enhanced account security. Happy emailing.

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