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Hotmail sign in or Hotmail sign up? Goto Outlook!

2013, Hotmail was replaced with Outlook.com (hotmail sign in or hotmail sign up is redirected to outlook interface), which features Microsoft's Metro design language, and closely mimics the interface of Microsoft Outlook. It also features unlimited storage, Ajax, and integration with Calendar, SkyDrive, People and Windows Live Messenger.

According to Microsoft, existing Hotmail users have been forcibly upgraded to Outlook.com on April 3, 2013 while retaining their @hotmail.com email address, password, messages, folders, contacts, rules, vacation replies, etc. and will have the option of having an @outlook.com email address.

Where to finish Hotmail Sign In and Hotmail Sign Up now?

You need to know, Hotmail is out, Outlook is in. If you still need Hotmail Sign In and Hotmail Sign Up service, you still can visit http://www.hotmail.com, but it will redirect you to Outlook sites. 

Features of Outlook/Hotmail:


Lots to share
If you need to share lots of photos or even large files—no problem. Outlook.com connects with SkyDrive so you can share it all with anyone you choose.
Works with Office
Open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files right from your inbox for free. There’s no need for you or those you share with to install Office, and your formatting stays intact.

Simple sort
Outlook.com automatically categorizes newsletters, social updates, photos, and other types of mail. You can also create your own custom categories.

Get friendly
Check your friends’ recent status updates, profile pictures, and Tweets while you email them.

Chat instantly
Chat with instantly with your friends from Facebook and Google, right from your inbox.

Microsoft's practices
Microsoft does not scan your email for the purpose of serving you ads. The ads that you see in your Outlook inbox are served to you on the basis of info that you give Microsoft, including the demographic details you provide when you register your account. And, you may opt-out of receiving ads that rely on this voluntary information at any time by visiting our opt-out page.

Outlook.com tips to try


Outlook.com: Free web-based email:
Outlook.com is a free, web-based email service from Microsoft that helps keep out spam and has tools to keep your email organized and streamlined. Watch the video above to see how to zip through basic email tasks in Outlook.com.
In general, with Outlook.com you can click less and get more done. If you choose to, you can connect your Outlook.com to Facebook and Twitter to see updates and Tweets right from your inbox. Or, set up automatic filters and clean-ups—and let Outlook.com do the work to keep just the email you want in your inbox. And unlike other email services, Outlook.com doesn't scan the contents of your email to sell ads.
Here's how to get started:
To compose an email:
Click New at the top of your inbox. Then choose an address from your contacts, or type a new one into the To box. If you want to add a subject line, type that into the space at the top where you see Add a subject.
To reply or forward an email:
Select the message you wish to respond to in your inbox, then click Reply, or the arrow next to it, at the top of your inbox. When you click the arrow next to Reply, you'll see a drop down menu that includes Reply all and Forward.
To find more email options:
Click the Options icon Options icon at the top of your inbox to change your color scheme, reading pane settings, or to access advanced mail settings, such as automatic vacation replies and email forwarding.
To get to your contacts, calendar, and file storage:
Click the arrow next to Outlook at the top of your inbox. Then choose the icon that corresponds to the feature you want to use. Click People to see your contacts, click Calendar to see your calendar, and click SkyDrive to see your file storage.

Source: http://windows.microsoft.com

More FAQ about Hotmail Sign In and Hotmail Sign Up


Connect your account to other services

You can can connect your Microsoft account to other services like Facebook, LinkedIn, flickr, and Twitter.

To connect other services to your account
1. Go to your profile page.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
2. Click Connect.
3. Under Add the accounts you use every day, click the link next to the name of a service, and then follow the instructions.

Note
• You can also connect to their services from the People web service

To customize sharing settings to other services
1. Go to your profile page.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
2. Click Manage.
3. Under Accounts you can access, click the service name.
4. On the page for that service, check or clear checkboxes to allow or block sharing features.
5. Click Save.

source:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/profile-add-friends-from-other-networks

friend requests, comments, or photo tagging

Change notifications for friend requests, comments, or photo tagging

You can choose how you want to be notified when people ask to be your friend, leave you comments, tag you in photos, and more. And you can choose where the notifications are sent.

To change what types of notifications you receive
1. Go to the notifications settings webpage.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
2. Choose Manage email preferences or Manage marketing preferences, and update your info.
3. Tap or click Save.

Change who can send me friend requests, leave me comments, or send me messages
 
You can use your privacy settings to choose who can contact you.

To change who can send friend requests, leave you comments, or send you messages
1. Go to privacy settings.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
2. Under Who can contact me, use the sliders to select a level— No one, Some Messenger friends, All Messenger friends, Messenger friends and their friends, or Everyone.
3. Click Save.

Notes
• Some Messenger friends are those who are not on your limited access list.
• All Messenger friends include Some Messenger friends, plus those Messenger friends who are on your limited access list.

source:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/privacy-notifications
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/privacy-contact-options

Change who can see my information and activity

Your privacy settings help you share the right information with the right people. For example, you can choose who can view your profile, photos, and friends.

To change who can see your information and your activity
1. Go to your profile.
You might need to sign in with your Microsoft account.
2. Under Profile, use the slider to select a level (Just me, Some Messenger friends, or All Messenger friends).
3. Click Save.

Notes
• Some Messenger friends are those who are not on your limited access list.
• All Messenger friends include Some Messenger friends, plus those Messenger friends who are on your limited access list.

source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/privacy-change-who-sees-info

Why can't I sign up for a Microsoft account?

If you see an error message when you try to sign up for a Microsoft account, try the following:

• If the error message has the error code 450 or starts with the letters LEFKPK, there's probably a temporary problem with the Microsoft account sign-up service. Wait 24 hours, and then try to create an account again. If you still can't create an account after 24 hours and the error message you receive includes 675b, keep waiting, and then try again.

• If the error message you receive includes 0x800482d4 or starts with LEFKPK, get more help in the Microsoft account forums (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=162717).

If you're having other problems with your Microsoft account, you can try running the Microsoft Accounts troubleshooter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=268424). It's an automated tool that can find and automatically fix some problems. It's only available in English, but will work in all languages.

source:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/sign-up-create-account-cant-450-lefkpm

How do I sign up for a Microsoft account?

To use any Microsoft services, you need to create a Microsoft account—an email address and password that you use to sign in to all Microsoft sites and services, including Outlook.com, Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive. A Microsoft account also gets you into other Microsoft sites such as Xbox LIVE, Zune, and Office Live.

You can create a new Microsoft account at Outlook.com, or you can use an address you already have as your Microsoft account.

To sign up for a Microsoft account
1. Go to the Microsoft account sign-up  webpage.
2. To use your own email address for your Microsoft account, enter it. If your email provider supports POP3, you can even manage your old address in Hotmail or Outlook.com.

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To get a Hotmail inbox, click Sign up now, and then create a new email address for your Microsoft account.
3. Provide the rest of the information, and then read the Microsoft service agreement  and the privacy statement. If you agree to the terms, click I accept.

If you used an existing email address to sign up, you'll need to verify it to prove that it's yours. For more information, see "Why do I need to verify my email address?"

source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/sign-up-create-account-how

What is a single-use code?

A single-use code is a code you can use instead of your password when you sign in with your Microsoft account. Each code can be used only one time, but you can request one whenever you need it. If you're signing in on a public computer—like at the library or school—using a single-use code helps keep your account information secure.

To add a mobile phone number to your account
1. Sign in to your Microsoft account using your email address and password.
2. On your account page, under Password and security info, click Edit security info.
3. On the Security info page, select Add.
4. Select your country code.
5. Enter your mobile phone number.
6. Click Save.

To request and use a single-use code
1.  Go to the Microsoft account overview  webpage, or any Microsoft website you want to sign in to.
2.  Click Get a single-use code to sign in with.
3.  Click Get one here.
4.  Enter your email address.
5. Select the location where your mobile number is registered.
Single-use codes are available only for locations that are listed.
6. Enter the mobile phone number you added to your account.
7. Click Send text message.
You'll receive a text message with your single-use code. SMS delivery is subject to network delays, so it might be a few minutes before you receive your code.
8. After you receive the code, enter it in the Single-use code box, and then click Sign in.

Notes
• Your single-use code expires as soon as it is used. To sign in again with a single-use code, you'll need to request a new code.
• If you've waited more than 15 minutes and haven't received the code, try requesting another code.
• If your code doesn't work, request a new code. If you've requested more than one code, use the most recent one.
• To prevent abuse of Microsoft services, we limit the number of times you can request a code each day.

Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-live/sign-in-single-use-code