Hotmail is one of the most popular email services in the world, with millions of users worldwide. However, some people may have trouble accessing their Hotmail account, especially if they haven’t logged in for a long time or if they are travelling to a different country. In this article, we will show you how to sign in to Hotmail using Outlook.com, the new platform that replaced Hotmail in 2013. We will also share some tips on how to troubleshoot common problems and how to stay updated with the latest news from Hotmail.
What is Outlook.com?
Outlook.com is the new name for Microsoft’s email service, which was formerly known as Hotmail. Outlook.com is part of the Microsoft 365 suite of online services, which also includes OneDrive, Skype, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. Outlook.com offers a modern and user-friendly interface, enhanced security features, integration with other Microsoft apps and services, and access to your email from any device.
If you have a Hotmail account, you can still use it to sign in to Outlook.com. You don’t need to create a new account or change your email address. Your Hotmail account is also your Microsoft account, which means you can use it to sign in to other Microsoft services and products.
How to Sign In to Hotmail Using Outlook.com
There are two ways to sign in to your Hotmail account using Outlook.com: through a web browser or through an app.
Using a Web Browser
To sign in to your Hotmail account using a web browser, follow these steps:
- Go to outlook.com
- Select Sign In
- Input email and then select Next
- Enter your password and select Sign In
- Your email will open
Using an App
To sign in to your Hotmail account using an app, you need to download the Outlook app for your device. The Outlook app is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. You can find the download links here.
To sign in to your Hotmail account using the Outlook app, follow these steps:
- Open the Outlook app on your device.
- Tap on the Get Started button if this is your first time using the app.
- Enter your Hotmail email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and tap Add Account.
- Enter your password and tap Sign in.
- If prompted, allow the app to access your contacts, calendar and notifications.
- You will be taken to your Outlook app inbox, where you can view and manage your emails.
How to Troubleshoot Common Problems
If you have trouble signing in to your Hotmail account using Outlook.com, here are some possible solutions:
- Check your internet connection and make sure it is working properly.
- Check the service status of Outlook.com and make sure it is not experiencing any issues or outages.
- Check your username and password and make sure they are correct. If you have forgotten them, use the sign-in troubleshooter to reset them.
- Check your device settings and make sure they are not preventing you from signing in. For example, you may need to adjust your date and time settings, clear your cache and cookies, or update your operating system or app.
- If you are travelling or using a new device, you may need to verify your identity by entering a code that will be sent to your phone number or alternate email address. This is a security measure to prevent unauthorized access to your account.
- If your account is blocked or suspended, you may need to unblock it by following the instructions on the screen or in the email you received from Microsoft.
How to Stay Updated with the Latest News from Hotmail
If you want to stay updated with the latest news from Hotmail, you can do the following:
- Visit the MSN Malaysia website, where you can find the latest news, entertainment, sports, money, lifestyle, health and weather updates from Malaysia and around the world. You can also access your Outlook mail, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and more from this website.
- Follow the Outlook and Microsoft 365 Twitter accounts, where you can get tips, tricks, announcements and support for Outlook.com and other Microsoft services and products.
- Join the Outlook.com Community, where you can post questions, follow discussions and share your knowledge with other Outlook.com users and experts.
- Read the Outlook Blog, where you can find articles, guides, videos and podcasts about Outlook.com and other Microsoft services and products.
In this article, we have shown you how to sign in to Hotmail using Outlook.com, the new platform that replaced Hotmail in 2013. We have also shared some tips on how to troubleshoot common problems and how to stay updated with the latest news from Hotmail. We hope this article has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.