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Hotmail Hotmail (now known as Outlook) is one of the most popular and also one of the oldest web-mailing services available that is owned by Microsoft. Hotmail was introduced back in 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith and since then it has gained millions of users. Hotmail currently has more than 400 million active users and it is available in 106 different languages.

Microsoft completely closed Hotmail and relaunched it as in 2011. However, new users can still choose between and while creating a new account.

If you want to login to your Hotmail account, you can do that via any web-browser or the mobile application (available for Android and iOS). In this article, we are going to show you how you can login to Hotmail via web browser and mobile application.

How to Login to Hotmail?

You can login to your Hotmail account by visiting official login page, enter your email address/username in the first field and password for your Hotmail account in the second field then click on "Sign in". You can also do Hotmail sign in via web browser and mobile application. Below are the separate guides mentioned.

Hotmail Login

Sign in to Hotmail on Desktop

  1. Visit and click on "Sign in" on the right side of the page.
  2. Type in your Email address or Phone number and click on "Next".
  3. Type your Password and click on "Sign in".
  4. You will be logged into your account.

Sign in to Hotmail on Android

  1. Install and Open Outlook app from Play Store.
  2. Enter your email address or phone number, tap on "Next".
  3. Enter your Password and click on "Sign in".
  4. You are now logged into your Hotmail account on android device.

Sign in to Hotmail on iOs

  1. Open App Store and install the Outlook app.
  2. Open the Outlook application.
  3. Enter your email address or phone number, tap on "Next".
  4. Enter your Password and then click "Sign in".
  5. That's it, you will be logged into Hotmail on your iOS device.

Logging in to Hotmail on Mobile via QR Code

  1. Open Outlook application on your iOS or Android device.
  2. Tap on "Sign in using the QR code on your computer".
  3. Tap on "Scan QR Code" and scan the code displayed on your computer.
  4. You will be then logged into your Hotmail account.

Logging in to Hotmail using SMTP/IMAP/POP3

If you need to login to Hotmail using any third party email client, you need to enter the following network settings in your email client.

Login via SMTP:

  • SMTP Server:
  • SMTP Port: 465 or 25
  • SSL Required: Yes
  • Requires Authentication: Yes
  • Email: Your Hotmail username/email
  • Password: Your account password

Login via IMAP:

  • IMAP Server:
  • IMAP Port: 993
  • SSL/TLS Required: Yes
  • Email: Your username/email
  • Password: Your password

Login via POP3:

  • Server Type: POP3
  • Incoming Mail Server (POP3):
  • Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP):
  • IMAP Port: 995 or 25
  • SSL Required: Yes
  • Email: Your username/email
  • Password: Your account password

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to access the official login page of Hotmail?

To get to the sign in page of Hotmail, open any web-browser and visit

Can I use a QR Code to Log in to Outlook on Desktop?

Unfortunately, No. The QR Code feature is only available for the Outlook mobile app for iOS and Android.

How to check login activity on Hotmail?

If you want to check your account's recent activity, visit this link, go to Settings and check Active login sessions.

Can I use my Hotmail account to log in to other Microsoft services?

Yes, your Hotmail account is also your Microsoft account and this means you can use it to get access to all of Microsoft services like Outlook, OneDrive, Azure, Dynamics 365 and more.

I can't log in to my Hotmail account, what should I do?

You can use this link to recover your Hotmail account password and then login again.