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Hotmail - Introduction:

Hotmail which is now known as Outlook was the first ever free web-based email service that was launched back in 1995 by two computer engineers namely Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia. Microsoft officially bought Hotmail in 1997 and rebranded it as MSN (Microsoft Network) Hotmail. Ever since Microsoft bought Hotmail it went through several name changes like MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail now it is officially known as Outlook.



Hotmail gained massive popularity after it was launched because it was the first ever web-based email service that can be accessed with any web browser and it was free. The name, HoTMail was derived from HTML, (the language used to create basic web pages) and mail.

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How to log in to Hotmail?

Logging in to your hotmail account is a straightforward process, to do so, follow the steps explained below:

  • Power up your desired web browser.
  • Type "www.hotmail.com" into the URL tab and hit enter.
  • Once the web is loaded, click on the "Sign-in" button at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Enter your registered Email/Phone Number and click Next.
  • Enter your password and then click on the "Sign-in" button.

Hotmail Login from Android Phone:

Since hotmail is a popular email service, Microsoft decided to develop Apps for mobile phones. To log into your hotmail sign in account from Android Phone, follow these steps:

  • Open Google Play Store and search for Hotmail (Microsoft Outlook).
  • Download and install the hotmail.com (Microsoft Outlook) app.
  • Open the app, and tap on "Add Account".
  • Enter your registered Email and tap on Continue.
  • Next, enter the Password and then tap on Sign in.

Hotmail Login from iPhone:

Hotmail that is now known as Outlook also has an iPhone app, to login to your hotmail sign in account using the iPhone app, follow these steps:

  • Open the Apple App Store and search for Hotmail (Microsoft Outlook).
  • Download and install the hotmail.com (Microsoft Outlook) app.
  • Open the app, and tap on Get Started.
  • Enter your registered Email address and tap on continue.
  • Next, enter your password and click on Sign in.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Hotmail:

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) lets you add another level of security to your account beyond just a username and a password, that prevents unauthorized access to your account. To enable 2FA on your Hotmail/Outlook account, follow these steps:

  • Open your desired web browser and visit "login.live.com".
  • Sign into your account using your credentials.
  • On the top right-hand of the screen, click on your profile and select "My Profile".
  • On the next page, click on "Security", then click on "Advance Security".
  • You'll be asked to verify your details.
  • Once the verification is done, scroll down and under "Additional Security" click on "Turn on" Two-step verification.
  • You'll be redirected to a new page, read the guidelines carefully, and then click on the Next button.
  • Underneath "Verify My Identity", select the type of 2FA you want to enable and select "A phone number".
  • After that another field will appear, enter your details and click on Next, and you'll get a code on your account.
  • Enter the code and click on Enable.

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