Hotmail: Overview, Operation and Considerations
Hotmail was one of the first free email services created in 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. Later, in 1997, it was acquired by Microsoft and later integrated into Outlook.com, becoming an essential part of the ecosystem of online services offered by Microsoft. Even though direct access to Hotmail is no longer available, you can still create a new email address with the @hotmail.com extension through Outlook.com.
How Hotmail Works
Hotmail, now known as Outlook.com, operates as a web-based email service. Users can access their account from any device with Internet access, send, receive and manage messages, and store attached files or documents.
The service offers features such as folder management to organize messages, filters for automatic inbox sorting, large storage capacity and access to Microsoft services such as OneDrive and Microsoft Office.
Advantages of Hotmail/Outlook.com
- Universal Accessibility: It is accessible from any device with an Internet connection, allowing you to access your email from anywhere.
- Integration with Microsoft Services: Allows integration with other Microsoft services such as OneDrive, Office Online and Skype.
- Large Storage Capacity: Users can store a large amount of messages and files thanks to the basic capacity of the service.
- Security: It offers security features like two-step verification to protect your account.
Disadvantages of Hotmail/Outlook.com
- Advertisements: Free accounts may display advertisements within the interface.
- Forced Integration with Other Microsoft Services: Some users may find the forced integration with other Microsoft services annoying.
Creating a Hotmail Account via Outlook.com
For create a Hotmail account, visit the Outlook.com welcome page and select the “Create a free account” option. Here, set the first part of your desired email address and choose the @hotmail.com extension from the drop-down menu. Make sure you set a strong password, containing a combination of numbers, letters and symbols.
Once you have entered the required personal information such as first name, last name, date of birth and country, follow the instructions to complete the account verification and confirmation process.
Accessing Hotmail from PC
For access Hotmail via browser, go to Outlook.com home page and select the “Login” option. Here, enter your email address and password associated with your Hotmail account. If you have set up two-step verification (2FA), enter the verification code provided to complete sign-in.
If you wish to use Microsoft Outlook To access your Hotmail account, open the application and enter your account email address and password.
Access Hotmail from Smartphones and Tablets
To access Hotmail from the Outlook, download and install the application on your Android or iOS device. Once the app opens, add your Hotmail account by entering your email address and password.
If you prefer to use other apps like Gmail or Apple Mail, you can set up your Hotmail account by following specific instructions within each app.
Hotmail Password Recovery
If you lose access to your Hotmail account due to a lost password, you can follow the recovery process. Visit the Outlook.com login page, enter your email address and select the “Forgot your password?” option. Here, you can recover your password via an alternative address, SMS or call.
With this detailed guide, you should be able to easily manage your Hotmail account without any difficulty. If you encounter any difficulty creating, logging in, or recovering your Hotmail account password, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or by writing to us at WhatsApp at 0465 84 62 45.