Those who had started using email in the first few years of the internet revolution had probably enjoyed the first free web based email service of Hotmail. It is one of the first web mail services that offered free web based email and freed people from having to pay subscription to ISP providers in order to use email account facilities. At the time Hotmail was launched, there was no competition to its revolutionary service. Soon its millions of subscriber base were bought over by Microsoft. It was then under the MSN rand name. Today MSN Hotmail service and other services of MSN have been revamped and brought under the Live brand. Today, Hotmail is the same as Outlook which has now become a free web based email service.
With all such changes you might be confused as to how to enter your existing Hotmail account. Today there are several ways to sign in Hotmail account. You can do so by typing in the domain address of Hotmail or logging into your account through MSN website. You can alternately log in through Live mail domain or outlook.com as well. With so many options, there are many who are confused as to whether their Hotmail account exists as before. Indeed, there have been talks when Microsoft was contemplating of removing Hotmail’s existence and bringing its subscribers under its Outlook program. However, Hotmail is an identity that many people swear by and not many would be happy to have their email domain changed to outlook without their prior approval. Microsoft would definitely lose out on a large subscriber base if it removed the Hotmail accounts. For all such reasons, Hotmail exists as before, albeit with more features and certain changes in the sign in pages and options.
You can create a hotmail here or if you are an existing Hotmail user, you need not be deterred by the changes that have been introduced by Microsoft. The sign in process remains as follows:
- You can access the Hotmail sign in page either by logging onto Hotmail domain, the MSN official page or the Outlook.com domain
- You will find the sign in link present on the right hand section or on the upper section of the page, depending on which domain you visit
- Every domain will offer you a sign in link which you can use to log in to your Hotmail account, using your Hotmail account credentials
- Once you type in your Hotmail account credentials, you will be redirected to MSN home page or Hotmail inbox, depending on the settings of your mail box
- You can use the references tab in the settings to change the page layout or to get back the old Hotmail interface as you are used to
Once you sign in, you can use your Hotmail account as before. In the midst of so many changes it is confusing to know how to sign in but once you figure out that the basics still remain the same, you will surely embrace the changes and new features added.