This guide reveals how to complete the Hotmail sign in procedure easily and what to do if your password has been lost or stolen.
By carefully sticking to the following instructions, you can easily find solutions for those issues.
Sign In Hotmail Step-by-Step:
The main page of MSN office
- First Step. In the first place, you have to launch the browser and access the MSN website (http://msn.com/).
Hotmail sign in has to be carried out here
- Second Step. On the MSN website, find the button of Outlook.com (in the upper part of the webpage) and click on it.
Enter the password in order to access your email
- Third Step. Immediately after it, you will access the website of Hotmail. On that page, you must enter your email first. Or if that email account is linked to Skype or the phone number, you are able to enter them as well (instead of the email address). Following it, click on “Next.”
Click one of these buttons for restoring the password
- Fourth Step. On the following page, you will be asked to enter the password from your Outlook account. Do it, if you want to finish the Hotmail sign in procedure. Then, click on the “Sign in” button and get logged in to your Hotmail account.
Specify what is the problem
If you do not remember the password (or it has been stolen) and, thus, you are unable to finish the Hotmail sign in procedure, do the following steps:
- First Step. Do the same steps that you had to do for Hotmail sign in, until you will face a need to enter the password. Then, you need to either click on “Forgotten my password”, or enter any incorrect password and click on “reset in now” text that will appear. Do any of these actions, it does not actually matter.
Here you have just to enter Captcha symbols
- Second Step. Then, Microsoft will ask you what happened to your password. Choose the answer that is correct for you and click on the “Next” button.
Receive a verification code
- Third Step. Immediately after that action, you will see a page for the recovery of your account. In the first field, there will be your email with a missing password entered. Yet, you have to enter the symbols from the Captcha image into the second field. Click on “Next.”
This way looks a letter with the code
- Fourth Step. Depending on what information you had previously provided to Hotmail, you will have several options for the password recovery. As you could see on the screenshot, there is only one option available for that account. So, choose the recovery option suitable for you, which is via email address in this specific case. Then, one has to enter the hidden part of the email address and receive a verification code.
Entering the verification code
- Fifth Step. Copy the code from the letters in your inbox into the Hotmail window and click on “Next.”
Setting up a new password
- Sixth Step. On the next page, you actually have to set up a new password. Compose a reliable, strong password, enter it in both fields, and click on “Next.” Immediately after it, you will see a notification that the password has been reset and you will be able to access your email with a new password.
Welcome back to your Hotmail account!
Objectively, Hotmail is one of the world’s best email service providers which can boast one of the largest audiences. In the previous guides – the Hotmail Sign Up and Create Account Hotmail pages, you could learn how to get registered on Hotmail easily, without making much of an effort, and within a short period of time.