How Do You Access The Old Hotmail Sign In?

Ron Walton


Hotmail used to be Microsoft’s popular email service. It was later integrated into Microsoft’s online services and became offers improved security and a more organized email and scheduling system. If you still use an or similar email address, you can still access your inbox so don’t worry about that. You can access the new page here:

When you sign in enter your full email address. So, for example, if your email address is, enter as your username:

Hotmail is Now Outlook: Your Guide to Logging In

Why the Change?

Microsoft made a big move a while back, changing Hotmail to This wasn’t just a name change; it was a whole new look and feel for email. Don’t worry, though, your old Hotmail address still works. Just think of it as a new door to the same house.

Steps to Log In

  1. Head to the Outlook website: Open your web browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and type in “”
  2. Click “Sign in”: Look for the big button that says “Sign in” and click on it.
  3. Enter your email: Type in your full Hotmail (or Outlook) email address. It’s the same one you’ve always used.
  4. Password time: Type in the password that goes with your email address.
  5. Check that box (optional): If you’re on your own computer, you can check the box that says “Keep me signed in.” This means you won’t have to type in your info every time. But don’t do this on a shared or public computer!
  6. Click “Sign in”: Hit that button, and you’re in! Welcome to your inbox.

Forgot Your Password?

No problem! Click the “Forgot my password” link on the sign-in page. Follow the steps they give you, and you’ll be back in your email in no time.

Hotmail App

You can also use the Outlook app on your phone or tablet. Download it from your app store, then open it and sign in with your Hotmail/Outlook email address and password.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Double check your typing: Make sure you haven’t made any typos in your email or password.
  • Caps lock: Is the caps lock key on by mistake?
  • Old password: Are you sure you’re using your current password? If you changed it recently, you might be typing in an old one.

Still Stuck?

If you’re still having trouble, head over to the Microsoft support page for help:

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Key Takeaways

  • Hotmail was Microsoft’s primary email platform.
  • Microsoft has now transitioned users over to
  • You can access your old hotmail account by logging into

How To Access Your Old Hotmail Account (Video)