Hotmail (Windows Live Hotmail) is one of the most popular online mail services owned and controlled by Microsoft. You can use it from any web browser and anywhere in the world with an active and stable internet connection. All you need is a username and password to access the Hotmail account anytime, anywhere. Contact a customer account recovery service for immediate assistance.
What’s happening to Hotmail?
The Windows Live Hotmail service was renamed Outlook.com in 2012. From there, whenever users try to access the URL www.hotmail.com redirect users to the main login page for all Microsoft accounts, including Store, OneDrive, MSN, Skype, and Outlook. .com and others.
Hotmail Short History
Hotmail was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in 1996 and became the first free web-based email service. Emphasis on the word “HTML” was originally written in Hotmail. Later, Hotmail was owned by Microsoft in 1997. Microsoft launched Hotmail and renamed the Optlook.com service in August 2012.
Hotmail has provided a free account with spam filtering features and scanning for up to 250 Mb. Later, when Microsoft owned Hotmail, users were also given a calendar and kept a list of contacts in address books. Users can also choose to upgrade their Hotmail account by paying a subscription fee.
And today, the Outlook.com service offers unlimited storage for free. You can also link your Hotmail account with Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn, mobile access, built-in search and spam filtering. Alternatively, you can also use Outlook to send and receive mail from Outlook.com.
How to Create a Hotmail.com Email Account
To access Hotmail services, you must have a Hotmail account and a Hotmail account that you will need to create and create:
- Open your web browser and log on to the www.outlook.com signup page and click Create a Free Account.
- Now select the username for your Outlook account and tap Next when the selected username is available. If not, click on the drop-down icon to select a different username and then click the next button.
- Create a password and re-enter the same password to confirm and select Next.
- On the next screen, you will be prompted to enter your name and surname, enter both and click Next.
- Select your country and select your birthday on the next page.
- After that, enter the letters from the CAPTCHA image and proceed to the next step.
- You will now see a welcome screen in Hotmail or Outlook.
- That’s all! You now sign in to your Outlook account and set it manually.
How to Get Your Hotmail or Outlook Account
if you do not have access to security information
You can use the Microsoft Account Recovery Form If you have forgotten your Microsoft account password and do not have access to the security information contained in your account. With the account recovery tool, you can provide additional information to your account so that Microsoft can ensure that you (and only you) have access to your account.
To recover the Hotmail account, follow these steps.
Please note – You will not be able to use the recovery form once you have responded to 2-step verification for your account. Keep 2-step Verification always open because it prevents anyone from signing in without two identifiers, no matter what information you have about your account. See 2-Step Verification for more details.
Before you begin
Keep an email account nearby so you can access information sent by Hotmail. You may also use any of the relative or friend’s email accounts if you do not have another email account to access for free by selecting Create one on your Microsoft account login page.
Please note- The email account you provide will only be used to communicate with you about your Hotmail account recovery form and will not be used for any other purpose.
Complete the form
- Go to account.live.com/acsr and provide an email address, phone number, or username for the account you are trying to access.
- Please provide an alternate email address so that Microsoft can use it to communicate with you about your request.
- After that, enter the CAPTCHA characters you see on the screen to prove that you are not a robot, and select Next.
- Now a screen will appear. Please confirm another email address. Check your other email for the message, then enter the code and select Confirm.
Please note – If you are having trouble finding or providing a security code, check the Microsoft account security information and security codes.
- Fill in your account details and details as much as possible, even if you are unsure.
- When you’re done, select Send. Microsoft will respond within 24 hours.
How to recover a deleted Hotmail account
If you want your deleted account restored, there is a way to recover your Hotmail account.
- Go to Hotmail’s Retrieve Your Account page.
- Enter the email address you want to recover, enter another email address for contacts, and see the characters you see on the screen.
Please note – You can only access a Hotmail account within the first 30 days of your removal.
- If 2-step verification is enabled for your account, the recovery code will need to be sent to your other email account.
- Enter the code you receive and proceed by clicking Next.
- You can now access your Hotmail account.
For more information or query related to your Hotmail account, please visit the Microsoft Support page. Microsoft experts will assist you and provide you with practical solutions to your old Hotmail account issues.
Hotmail account recovery page
You will find a Hotmail account recovery page by clicking here – https://account.live.com/password/reset.
How do I get my Hotmail recovery code?
To get the recovery code, first sign in to your account1 and then click on your avatar/photo in the top right corner. Then click View Account. The Hotmail code generator will send you a code.
Can’t find a Hotmail account?
- If you cannot access your Hotmail account by following the steps outlined above, try contacting the Hotmail account team. Or fill out the account recovery page as shown below.
- Please fill out the device form and the location we see, e.g., the device you recently signed into your account and your home or office location where you usually use this device.
- Before you begin, associate as much information with your Microsoft account with the services as possible:
- If you are an Outlook.com or Hotmail.com user, we will ask you questions about your contacts and email subject lines. Ask your friends and relatives for books.
- If you have an Xbox console, you will be asked to provide the console hardware ID you used most of the time. Make sure you get an ID from the console you use most. If you recently purchased a new one, try getting a hardware ID from your old console. How to get this information:
- Use Xbox Live or Xbox One device ID.