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MSN Hotmail…Gone with the wind!

Before you start reading, you should know that this is the whole article about once a legendary emailing service called, “msn Hotmail”. I will be going through a mix of storytelling as well as somewhat of a technical explanation for this platform. Being an avid user, I believe my words can have that intensity that some people desire to see.

What actually caused the Microsoft to devour Hotmail? We will never know. It may have been the bankruptcy of the original founding company or it may have dozens of other reason. One thing is certain though! Microsoft has now officially replaced the msn Hotmail. Don’t believe yet? Type the Hotmail.com and see what opens up. As an avid user of this platform, I feel as if a wave of nostalgia has been silenced, replaced with grief and somewhat a disheartening effect. But who knows…perhaps it was for the best.

I was a Hotmail user for a very long time and I empathize with you. In fact, the reason why you are reading this article is that you wanted to have information about this platform. You have come to the right place. I will be also telling you a whole lot of other things which will definitely get through you.

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A bit of Nostalgia…

I still remember as if it was yesterday. Just kidding! It was, in fact, a long time ago. But the good old nineties were there. It was probably the time of 1998 when I first ever logged into my new account of Hotmail. Internet wasn’t really a big trend. Heck, facebook was even missing…you can guess how popular was the internet at that time. And yet…no one knew that Hotmail would gain that level of popularity. Nobody could have predicted that email service would one day become a primary method of communication. And look at today. We all rely on emails, one way or another. It is without a doubt one of the most effective methods of communication today. Funny thing is…I still remember my granny saying that this email service lacks soul as to speak. She wasn’t wrong though. What could replace the phone call service along with the personal touch of fax? Well, the email service took over.

One of the most interesting and downright humorous aspects of email was that nobody wanted to give it much thought. I in fact pity the poor souls who had chosen some of the most ridiculous names at first, only to regret their choice later since emailing became one of the most effective communication methods. The only thing that it lacked was the playing in the market and trends with users, unlike Microsoft which is such a big game player.

As much as it was revered like the emailing god, the Hotmail was soon put out of worship. It still saddens me to see it finally gone but hey! At least the new emailing service is trendy and up to the date. One of the main reasons why I personally feel Mail went out of fashion was because of its lack of following trends. For users like me who are satisfied on a similar same old boring email window, asking us to still log in, this didn’t matter much. Unfortunately, the majority of the world doesn’t work that way. People demand new things constantly. Microsoft knows that very well. If only Hotmail had known it, it would be still around…answering my emails.

That is what happened folks. The Hotmail didn’t follow trends. It didn’t change much and fell out of everyone’s preferred list sooner than we may have thought. What made the matters worse were those spam folders. One can never have enough of those. When your genuine emails are mixed with an email from an unknown one, telling you to have some unrecognized family living in some remote corners of the world, ready to hand you tons of gold for free, you will want to stop using such email service.

I must admit one thing. Now that we are on aboard this nostalgia thing, I gotta tell you that I used to salivate for those Gmail accounts. Using Hotmail had its own charm, very similar to using a hard and colorless Nokia phone when people around are blackberry users. Sooner or later you find yourself wanting that.

And what made people like me, Hotmailians I should call them…different than the modern types? Laziness and not following the trends, preferring instead our own orthodox ways! And I gotta tell you…this is not good for business or marketing trends.

Now coming to the tale of downfall… We all know that Microsoft is one of the most advanced platforms, coping with users demands on a daily basis. This is one of the reasons why this devilry cast a dark curse over the lazy Mail. Now it has killed it and finally taken over its soul. I still have Hotmail.com at end of my email address and God knows how weird it is to log into Outlook.com. And well…it has its own charms. Outlook is preferably better if you like upgrades and wish for more organized emailing services.

In the end, what remains is my memory of coming to my home on hot summers, sitting under the cooling fan and checking my emails on my Pentium three. Those days are gone now…just like Mail. Microsoft offers much more reliable and better service. Hotmail is now a relic of past that withered with the passage of time.

 Technical Reasons for Demise of msn Hotmail

I gotta warn you now. The above paras were all bubblegum. I am going to speak a little nerdier. However, stick around. You really want to know the issues of Hotmail in detail

Outlook…The son of  msn Hotmail

Be it contacts or web-mails, be it even tasks and calendaring services, Outlook is your buddy for all of this. It is a platform well provided with tools and facilities to entertain you with all of these facilities. It is owned by Microsoft (duh!).

Now what I am about to tell you is a history of this wonderful platform. The outlook was world’s first web mail service. Technically I am speaking about Hotmail. In 1996, an eccentric Indian entrepreneur founded the company of Hotmail somewhere in the mountains of California.

The tale of Microsoft acquiring the Hotmail Company is not very old. In 1997, some salivating owners in the Microsoft saw it fit to own this wonderful company for their own use, therefore, buying it for the 400 million dollars. The name, “MSN Hotmail” was added after that. Just like the wind, the name of this company changed many times. One of the most trendy names which your probably remember is the windows live Hotmail.

Mail then followed a lot of changes and upgrades. From the old window that asked you to click yes if you wanted to log out, it came a long way forward. Latest upgrade was in 2011and it was the last one given by Microsoft. After that, we got Outlook finally replacing its good old predecessor for good. This happened in 2013.

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A Bit of History

It was already been told that an Indian entrepreneur named Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith founded a company by name of Hotmail, later one which would become the world’s first and one of most famous emailing services. Interestingly, it was made commercially available in 1996 in heated summers of June. How its name was chosen is also a very interesting turns of events. The word HTML was to be combined with mail, giving it the cliché name of Hotmail. As it was launched commercially, the service became available, allowing any user from any corner of world to contact another person.

The trend of Hotmail grew exponentially. You can only imagine how popular it had become, easily having about more than 8.5 million users by December 1997.

MSN Hotmail as new

As predictable, the growing status attracted the powerful and mighty as well as wealthy Microsoft, who deemed it fit to own this company, seeing its potential beforehand. They were right to do so!

So the tale took a new turn as the company, growing and prospering was sold to Microsoft for a total of 400 million dollars. MSN then combined its services with Outlook, giving it a new name of ,”MSN Hotmail”. Microsoft knew how to market. That is one of the main reasons why Hotmail’s popularity kept growing and increasing. The users grew now to thirty million and that was even before the internet was made available for everyone. Microsoft was quite hardworking too. Some of the most breathtaking projects were completed within a short span of a year or two which is an impressive feat. This served to boost the popularity of this platform.

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 HACKER ALERT!

When it comes to progress, there sure are hurdles. 1999 proved a bit darker time for the world’s most used email site. This also became most widespread security issue, tarnishing its reputation.

You will want to read this. It also surprises me that how on earth such an emailing website could have a flaw like that. So to make conversation shorter, lets suppose you were a hacker back then. You didn’t need to do much. You could log into any of the hotmail’s accounts by simply typing the email address and typing, “eh” in the password.

You read that right. IT DID HAPPEN! No wonder it became as one of the most widespread issues. How such an issue was there all the time despite the progress and million dollars transaction is out of my intellect’s ability to process. However, this was actually happening at that time.

This doesn’t stop there. Who can ever silence the hackers? Right?

In 2001, we have another interesting security issue when hackers found they could log into anyone’s Outlook account and pull messages from another msn Hotmail account.

This proved not just an issue, it was outright dangerous. Imagine million dollars of the transaction or simply business emails being pulled out, revealing a plethora of information that could be used for sinister purposes! Yes that had strong potential of happening. I still wonder how skillfully Microsoft recovered.

And as you can guess, the hackers ran amok on the internet, hacking and moving forward with more of sinister actions.

A sizable proportion of accounts were compromised in this incident. This only tarnished the reputation of Hotmail. In year 2001, the days between 7th August and 31 August were riddled with such incidents.

Competition that ruins!

As if the hackers weren’t enough! You also got competition in form of Google. It was the time of search engines rising. Google introduced the service of Gmail. This happened in 2004. Outlook was still recovering and progressing forward. Gmail at that time was far more flexible and had better options of data storage. Besides that, the sharing of large sized files which could never be done with Not only that, the Gmail also provided the better security and Hotmail company almost felt losing. This was not going to be an easy task. The competition only increased as Gmail gained more and more fans, easily surpassing Hotmail in usefulness. It was time to do something far better and bigger. There was a new wave of innovation in the industry of webmail and Hotmail wasn’t behind it.

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I believe this era marks as a start of a new service. I must say when I saw the first upgrade, I knew what was ahead. The Hotmail had started changing profoundly. I knew that there was a big change in front of the emailing service. So the first wave of innovation started when in 2005, Microsoft’s new email service was announced. Its codename was Kahuna. There was also a beta version released. However, its usage was not open. For having access to its usage, you would need to request an invitation.

One thing that I absolutely loved about this beta version was its simplicity and fast service. What interested me more was that this service was created as a new. That is right! They had ditched old msn Hotmail. No wonder the Hotmail had breathed its last, under the rubble of hackers’ dilemma and competition and rose as a new from its ashes, mainly providing faster, reliable and safer as well as simpler service.

An interesting turn of events was followed when Microsoft had changed its name to Windows live mail. You can say they were burying the seeds of a name change that early! However, people especially the regular folks like me and you were not satisfied. They were still using Outlook and especially the beta users were very confused when it came to acknowledging names. For us, the word Hotmail meant a lot more than simple Windows Live mail. And hence, Microsoft was not able to do what it wanted to do all along! The name was changed to simply Windows Live Hotmail. This removed a lot of confusion.

Microsoft is known for learning and going with new trends. Seeing how the Mail system had gone flat before, they had learned from their mistakes. This is one of the strong reasons why we got something like a new system in April 2007. I say it was a nice step.

So Outlook was in for a new registration and the users which amounted to 260 million gained access to a brand new system. However, the old system was still there especially for users who had given their registration before. I believe it was something in their systems which allowed for change. People don’t change the trends that easily. Imagine sleeping night before, logging out of same old system and when you wake up and turn on the PC, you scratch your head while seeing the old system turned all new. As much frustrating it sounds, it can get even more frustrating if you had something important to do and this upgrade had got in the way. That would have been nasty!

Coming from 2007 onwards, there is a long history of development and progression. The Microsoft never rested then, always releasing the new systems and upgrades. As the time passed, I started seeing less and less of Mail other than just the name and I saw more and more of the upgrades. The only reason why Outlook was even used because of the users who had adjusted to the old system too much. Even when the complete transition was done to Outlook, I still saw many forums asking questions about where had their Hotmail accounts had gone!

Inevitable Transition to Outlook

Frankly speaking, when the transition happened, I wasn’t a bit surprised. I knew Hotmail had been changed completely the moment they turned it into Windows live Hotmail. It was only a matter of time. Though it took eight years for them to completely renew the minds of people to accept the Outlook, I believe people still cling to Hotmail. This is became even my email has Hotmail at the end.

At first, Outlook was released in 2012, its beta version made available to users. As it progressed towards 2013, the Outlook’s upgrades kept occurring. You had the option to switch towards the Outlook theme and system. Not only that, as Outlook gained more and more users, the option of switching towards the Outlook beta version and switching back was given. I think this was the right step. Although I prefer the beta version which is more organized and steady, the old system had its own charm and I wouldn’t just switch in one day.

Features

The features of Outlook have come a long way from only sending the emails. This has been nicely handled by all of the developers and this is indeed the right step. There was something which I honestly miss. It was the ability to create custom domain names. Perhaps the developers had grown tired to see the custom names being there, ranging from sophisticated to outright stupid. Some of the main features are given below.

  1. Security and Privacy:

Ever since the first blow to the security in form of hackers, Microsoft has been increasing the security. So much work has been done in keeping the emails separated from work emails as well as spamy ones. Emails are not scanned and attachments for advertisement and information related to personal accounts are free from ads. This is a big boost!

If you go technical, you will find many additions to security algorithms which white hackers keep testing to make it better.

  1. Active View:

This is a big relief. I assure you when you logged in old times, you would have to wait for the whole file to be downloaded. Only after that could you view it. Now, you can view pdf formats and files as well as images in the emails. No need to download useless ones when you can cross check it.

  • Skype Integration:

One of the best things that Microsoft did was Skype integration. I often talk with my clients as well as friends through outlook. I will not say it is very simple or even very user-friendly. But when you learn to use it properly, it is like driving your own car. You can use it more and more according to your own needs.

  1. Deleting the Spams:

There is a sweep option which allows you to delete a large number of useless emails. Other than that, I fell in love with spam identification of this system. Although there were many genuine emails which it identified as spam and you have check the option, “it is not a spam”, most spam emails are pushed in a side bin and deleted automatically from junk emails after ten days.

It is very important to check junk emails since any email which is a bit different gets in junk and deleted automatically within ten days. So you gotta be careful.

 

Hotmail

Hotmail is the mail service of Microsoft founded in 1996. It is also known as Outlook mail. It is the Direct competitor of Google Mail and Yahoo mail. Hotmail is one of the best mail services because it has enhanced security. The name of Hotmail has now been changed to Outlook mail. So, don’t get confused.

If you are a new user then you need to register for Hotmail Login account. You cannot directly sign in with Microsoft Email without an account. To register for mail, you need to go to login page. If you don’t know how to make an account. Don’t worry, we are going to guide through all the process. The user can sync their account with Microsoft services OneDrive to store docs and files online with free up to GB.

How to make Hotmail Account:

Hot-mail account can be made through mobile (Android or iPhone), Computer having Chrome or Internet Explorer a Browser.  If you need enter Hotmail.com, you will end up on outlook.com page.

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  1. For Mobile users:

Mobile users can download outlook app for sign up in your email account. The application is available for both iPhone and Android. It is also available in windows phone so that you can directly sign up for the account.

  1. For Computer users:

Since there is no application available for computer users. So they need to follow the link to register. The rest process is the same no matter which browser you are using.

One important thing is that whenever you’re going to signup, make sure its official page and not the fake page. You will see Microsoft Corporation in the address bar which means that it is official page.

Sign up Process:

When you go on the https://outlook.live.com. You’ll see signup button. Click on that and you will see details that are required to make your outlook account.

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  1. Choose a First name and last name should be entered.
  2. Now you need to choose a username. Username is unique so you should use some numbers or special signs otherwise it will say that username has already taken.
  3. You also need to tell domain you want to use. There are two domain name Outlook offers.  please note that if you’ve signed up with Outlook.com then you have to use it. For Example: Say your username is XYZ@live.com so you need to enter full address not just XYZ. XYZ@live.com and XYZ@oulook.com are both very different. So please take care of using it.
  4. Now you need to choose a password that should be at least 8 characters long. The password is case sensitive which means that if you use capital letters while choosing a password and then you enter same letters in small, then password won’t be accepted. So please take is carefully and don’t let yourself in trouble.
  5. If you want to use it for a long time then you need to click keep me sign in.
  6. Then lastly click “Create Account” and the process is completed.

You can use the same email on all Microsoft products to sign in.

Single Code Sign up in hotmail:

To avoid entering Long passwords every time, you can sign up via single code method. This is the very convenient method to sign up. You need to have a mobile phone number linked to outlook account otherwise you cannot login using Single Code sign up. By this method. Whenever you are signing in to your email. The code will be sent to your phone and you need to enter that code just. Please note that it is one-time password. Which means when you use it once, it expires and next time you need to enter the new code that will be sent to your phone. So don’t need to save one-time password as it is of a new use.

Hotmail troubleshooting:

If you cannot login to your email. Don’t need to worry as you can always troubleshoot to recover your account. Here is the procedure to recover your email:

  1. Click “I can’t access my account button” right beneath the sign in form.
  2. Next, choose “Why you are having difficulty signing in”. Select a right reason and choose next.
  3. Then you need your mobile number registered with the mail. Click “Sent the code”.
  4. You can also send recovery link to the alternate email address you’ve given.

Changing Hotmail Password:

If you want to change Hotmail or outlook account for some reason, you need to sign in with current password then go to settings > Options.

Then you need to choose “Account details password, addresses, and timezone.

Select Security and Privacy and then click on change password.

Microsoft will then verify whether you are the owner of the account or not. To verify this, Microsoft will send a code to your secondary or alternate email address. You need to type your alternate email address and then press “Send Code”.

How to secure your mail:

You need to save your account from hackers and to do that, you need to take multiple security measures. One of the best methods is two-step authentication. This adds extra security to your account and will help your account become much secure. As if someone knows your password, even then he can’t login to your account. In two-step verification. When you enter your password, it then requires a code that is sent to your phone. To set it up, you need to go into security settings and Select Security and privacy. Then setup Two-step verification. You can also download Microsoft authenticator app to sign in.

Outlook Sign in:

To sign in you need to go to home page and enter your details. That is very easy once you set up your account. https://outlook.live.com  is the home page from which you can get access to your mail.

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How to create a personal signature in Hotmail

Hotmail Login gives you many tools and services. Also, you can create your firm with your mail, that will identify you when you are sending an email. To do this, you must not be an expert or anything like that, just a few simple steps and you can achieve what you want to do, have your own firm.

To begin, you must go to “Options” and click on it. Once you open the window in this section, you can access the option that it is found on the bottom, where it says “Customize your inbox”. In this part, you will see a caption that will tell you “personal e-mail signature” and that is where the job will take place. Within this section, you will be able to create your signature and its letters, pictures or whatever it comes to your mind. So once you do your objective, “Save” it, and with every email you send, it is displayed your signature as the design.

Therefore, if you have not created your signature, that describes you and defines to you, put into practice these steps. Each receiver from the emails sent by you can appreciate your work.

How to export and import contact lists in Outlook?

In general, there is no need to save manually the MSN contact list, because it is automatically saved on the server of Windows Live. Now, if you want to keep a copy of your contact list, either because you want to share it with someone, or you’ve created a new account and you want to have the same contacts in another account, it will be very useful for you to save your list of contacts, and then import it.

To export a contact list, you just have to go to the Menu, Contacts /Save Instant Messaging Contacts, choose a directory to save it, and then the MSN Messenger will save the list in a file extension .ctt with all your contacts and their directions.

On the other hand, to import a contact list, and for example, to retrieve the contact list into a new account, you just have to go to Contacts / Import Instant Messaging Contacts, and here you have to select the file that you’ve generated earlier.

How to avoid receiving Spam emails

There are several ways to avoid receiving Spam emails and other unwanted emails on the Internet.

First, you should never write your email as text in any forum, blog or web page because the bots will grab your email and then you will receive more than a hundred Spam messages per month.

Secondly, you should never give your email to businesses and marketing companies, this will ensure you to get thousands of Spam messages from these companies.

The most simple and effective way of avoiding Spam is to configure your mail, increasing the level of security, and therefore it will be more complicated the arrival of Spam to your inbox.

  1. Click on “Options
  2. Then click on “More Options
  3. Within there, you must click on the option of “Spam “, and finally click on “Filters and information
  4. There, you will have to select the option “Exclusive Level” for no Spam that can reach your inbox.

How to get help and support from Hotmail?

As well as offers you a large number of services and tools, it also provides you with technical support that is active 24 hours a day. In this option of Hotmail, that you can find it on the home page, you have all the details and steps to resolve your concerns.

For technical support, while you are using your account, you must click on the button “Help”. Then, in the window that opens, type the question you have for people in charge of technical support to review it and answer it with all the assistance necessary.

If you have problems with login or password when you are trying to enter into your account, you can also find help at the main site.

If you have not found the answer to your questions, you can contact technical support via this link https://support.live.com/, where you will see a big list of links that have places where there, the answers have been written and safe.

How Open Outlook in Safe Mode?

Sometimes when you try to open or simply while you are using the platform, for some reason this you will not be able to do this, this kind of problems could happen because sometimes that add-ins that are inside the platform interfere with the way that this one functions.

So if you find this happening to you there is one thing you can do to be able to go back to work with your email account, in a productive way, you have to remember that it will not look or work exactly the same but you will be able to enter again and work for a while until you are able to fix whatever issue was making this happen.

Activate the Outlook Safe mode

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To be able to activate the safe mode in outlook the first thing that you will need to do is, choose ‘Run’ on the tab that says Start. Once the little window opens make sure to type out outlook /Safe and then just click on the ‘ok’ button.

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After that is done another window will open where you will have to choose your profile name, there choose from the dropdown list the option that says Outlook. After that, all you have to do is enter the password and you will click on ‘Accept’.

Once you enter go to the tab that says files, then options, and click on Add-ins, after that go to the add-ins manager and make sure the managed box shows COM add-ins after that click on ‘Go’. Take a screenshot of the lips of the Available ad-ins and clear it after that just exit this tab. after that click on restart, if all of this works what was causing the problem in the platform where the add-ins.

Create a new outlook profile.

If what we mentioned before didn’t really work, this means that your profile might have been corrupted, this is the reason why you will have the need to use the outlook safe mode. But if you want to fix this problem you will have to create a new profile to be able to do that you will have to follow this steps.

The first thing that you need to do is go to the control panel, and click on the tab that says ‘Mail set up’, after that click on show profiles, and then ‘Add’. After that a little window will open and in there you will have to type down the name of your new profile, then all you have to do is complete the form on the Auto Account set up page and click on ‘Next’ after that is done simply click on ‘Finish’, and then whenever you have to start using your outlook account use this profile.

Hopefully, this will resolve your problems, but if you don’t feel like doing any of this steps you can just keep using the safe mode, but something you have to remember is that you cannot do this forever, so you will eventually have to perform one of this options.

What is Outlook

Outlook is one of the world’s first webmail services, founded in 1996 as Hotmail. It is a web-based suite of contacts, tasks, webmail, and calendaring services from Microsoft. It allows you to bring all your email accounts and calendars in one spot that is convenient.

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook

When this occurs, the type of error message shown depends on which Outlook version you are using.

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook

The main cause of this problem according to Microsoft is a corrupted Navigation Pane settings file – username.xml where ‘username’ is the name of your outlook profile. A symptom that the file is corrupted is when the file is 0 kb. The exact reason for this is not known yet but all versions of Microsoft outlook from 2003 to the most recent one can be affected.

It may also be as a result of running your Mail in the compatibility mode, or because you are using a profile created in an older Mail version, or if the Outlook data file (.pst or .ost) was deleted or damaged as the result of incorrect uninstallation or reinstallation of Hotmail.

Outlook 2010: “Microsoft Outlook has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. “

Outlook 2007: “Cannot open your default e-mail folders. The information store could not be opened.”

Outlook 2003: “Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window. Invalid XML, the view cannot be loaded.

Fixing “cannot start Microsoft Outlook”

These are the suggested troubleshooting steps for the four most common problems that prevent Microsoft Outlook from starting. They are listed in order of their frequency and efficiency.

Fixing "cannot start Microsoft Outlook"

  • Recover Navigation Pane configuration file
  • Repair your Outlook PST file using Inbox Repair tool
  • Create a new Outlook profile and import data from the old PST file
  • Turn off Compatibility Mode
  • Start Outlook in Safe Mode
  • Fix Outlook hanging on Loading Profile

Microsoft Outlook stuck on loading profile

Did you get an Outlook not responding error? Is Outlook stuck on a screen that simply says “Processing”? Or does Mail hang, freeze, or stop working when you’re opening a file or sending an email message? Mail may hang on loading your profile or stop responding (freezing) for various reasons.

  1. Outlook may hang because its data files are being accessed by other applications

When Outlook starts, it needs to access and lock its data files (.pst or .ost files) in order to read and write to them. If your data files are already being accessed (or locked) by other applications, Hotmail will hang on “loading profile…” while waiting for the data files to become available.

The following may be responsible for such a situation.

(i.) Third party applications are syncing with Mail at that moment (for example Google Calendar, Microsoft Communicator etc).

Solution: Identify the installed applications that might require synchronizing with Hotmail and stop these applications from their sync process or wait for them to finish.

(ii.) Your anti-virus is scanning your data files.

Solution: Disable your anti-virus and see if the problem is solved.

(iii.) Your Windows search engine is currently reading / indexing your data files.

Solution: Stop the indexing service and see if Outlook loads fine.

(iv.) There is an earlier Outlook process / session that still runs in the background, locking your data files.

Solution: Start the Windows Task Manager and kill (end process) the outlook.exe processes that are running, then try again to start Outlook.

  1. Outlook may hang because of a conflict with a 3rd party program

This situation ought not to happen but it does. For example, it is notorious that SonicWall VPN might cause Mail to stop loading and the only solution is to uninstall SonicWall.

(i.) Outlook  used to load fine until recently when you installed some applications

Solution: Check the applications that you installed or updated in the past days and uninstall them to see if the problem gets solved.

  1. Outlook may hang because its data files are corrupted

There are various reasons why your Hotmail data files may become corrupted. Normally, if Outlook detects that its data files are corrupted, it should immediately start the data file repair process. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always detect that a data file is corrupted, so Hotmail hangs up while loading.

Solution: Run the ScanPST tool available with the Outlook installation.

  1. Outlook may hang because other Outlook files or settings are damaged

If your hard disk is damaged or if you recently had to deal with some viruses, your Mail files may have been damaged and it may cause Outlook to hang while loading.

Solution: To repair your Outlook installation, simply go to your Windows Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs, depending on your Windows version), find the Microsoft Office installation in the programs list and choose to repair it. Please note that, depending on your Office version, you may need to provide the Office installation disk.

Also, if somehow your Outlook settings are damaged (usually because of a 3rd party software or add-in), you should try to load Outlook in safe mode. To launch Hotmail in safe mode, simply hold the CTRL key and double click on Mail icon to run it. If Outlook starts well in safe mode, you need to check if there is a conflict with a 3rd party program.

  1. Outlook may hang because the dialog box is open.

Some things that you do in Mail asks for confirmation. For example, the first time you try to “Dismiss All” on a list of reminders, Hotmail asks you if you’re sure you want to do that. If you don’t choose an option on that dialog box, Outlook won’t let you do anything else.

Solution: Check for open dialog boxes. Pressing Alt+Tab will help you switch from window to window and help you see what dialog boxes might be stopping Hotmail from responding.

  1. Outlook may be working on a large or long process

If you try to delete or move a large number of messages at once, Outlook can appear to hang, but really, it’s working behind the scenes.

Solution: Check the status bar at the bottom of the screen. If Mail is performing some operation on hundreds or thousands of messages at once, it might appear to be stuck. Give Outlook a few minutes to finish the process and it should start to work again.

Hotmail Sign In

Logging into Hotmail or the so-called Hotmail Sign In is really not as difficult to do as it seems. So much less, if one talks about one of the most veteran and excellent email platforms in the world. Do you dare to discover more about this email platform? If so, then be sure to get comfortable and to not stop reading the information below.

Hotmail

How to log in to Hotmail or how to make the Hotmail Sign In

Talking about logging into Hotmail is talking about logging in to the platform known as Outlook. This one is nothing more than a new email service, owned by the Microsoft company. With it, you can have access to a digital environment in which you can send and receive emails. This is not to say that Outlook replaced Hotmail, but rather the latter was absorbed by the former.

The above being said in this way, it is worth wondering how to log in to Outlook. Well, you can do it without any inconvenience by using the following steps:

  1. Access the main Outlook page and look for the login option. Usually, this option is in the upper right part of the window.
  2. Once there, it will ask you to enter your email and then press the “next” button. If you have a phone associated with Hotmail, you can also place it to access your email.
  3. Once pressed, it will ask you to type your password to access your account. Place that information and wait until you can see your entire inbox.

How to create Outlook without Hotmail Sign In

As you could well be appreciated, Sign In Hotmail is something very simple to do and carry out. However, this may change a bit when talking about creating a Hotmail account. It’s just as simple as starting an Outlook session, you just have to do the following:

  1. Search the official Outlook page and access the email login.
  2. In this window, you can search for the option “create new account” or “register” as the case may be. You will have to click on this option to have another window displayed.
  3. Located in the aforementioned window, you will now have to fill out a form with all your personal information. Right there, you can place your username and your email. In the latter case, you can choose what type of email you want to create. If it’s an outlook email, you’ll have to choose the “Hotmail.com” option.
  4. Once all the necessary data has been placed, you will have to click on the “next” or “continue” button.
  5. Accept the Hotmail terms and conditions and continue with the process and then access the Hotmail login page.
  6. Arrived here, if you do not want to sign in to Hotmail as such, you will only have to leave the page. This is how you can create a Hotmail without logging in!

How to make Hotmail Sign In without Outlook?

There are people who really dislike the new Outlook email platform. Even so, his lifelong mail turns out to be a Hotmail email that is now in the hands of Microsoft. Therefore, in theory, they should access Outlook to access your Hotmail account.

Can I sign in to Hotmail without Outlook? The answer turns out to be totally affirmative. To make Hotmail Sign In without Outlook you will only have to:

  1. Go to the email platform of your choice. In this particular, we recommend the Google E-mail platform, also known as Gmail. You must have an account already created on the email server you have chosen.
  2. Access your non-Hotmail account and, do this, you will have to go to the settings section.
  3. Look for the option to “link account” or something similar and link your Outlook email to another email.

Ready, if you do this perfectly, you can access your Hotmail without using Outlook directly. This can be done more quickly if you have the Google “Gmail” application for smartphones.

Make Hotmail Sign In as another user

It is more than proven that logging into Hotmail for the first time is extremely simple. Now, what happens if you want to change user or Hotmail account on the same computer? Well, for that, you just have to close the session in MSN and then open it with the other desired user. This can be done by following these steps:

  1. Access your Hotmail inbox, accessing the Outlook page.
  2. Look for the options section in the upper right part of the window and click on the option to close the session.
  3. Done this, you will see how the window that will appear now will be the same window to log in to Hotmail. In case this window does not appear, you will only have to access it from the official Outlook page.

Problems in Hotmail Sign In

Hotmail is not perfect, being able to include with it several faults or problems when logging in. This makes one wonder the following: Why cannot I log in to MSN? The answer to this question may be found in the following points:

  • Not being able to log in with the incorrect password. This is the most common problem for not being able to access Outlook and the best way to solve it is:
  1. Access the Hotmail login page and enter your username.
  2. When the system asks for your password, press the button that says “I forgot my password”.
  3. Here you will see a window with very useful options to request to enter the Hotmail account. Choose the one that best suits you and follows the indications that the platform has for you. Among these options, there is one that consists to send an authentication email to an account associated with your MSN.
  • Have Hotmail open on two different computers. Generally, in these cases, your Hotmail email can be opened under certain conditions, claiming that you have two open sessions. In these cases, it may ask for a way to verify your identity, for which you would have to give your phone number. If you have previously registered it when creating the Hotmail, by placing it, it will be enough to log incorrectly on the platform.
  • The service status is not active. This problem is already typical of the platform and there is no way to solve it by your own actions. What you have to do is wait for Outlook and Hotmail to be active before you can log in. To make sure of that, verify that the Hotmail status in Outlook is green.

For more information or problems related to the login in Outlook, you can go to the help section of Outlook. There you will find all the information you need to know and more to log in to your Hotmail without any inconvenience.

Advantages and recommendations when using Hotmail

Hotmail is one of the oldest email services of today, this being its seal of quality. There are many advantages you can get by opting for the Sign In of Hotmail, among which the following stand out:

  • It is a totally free service that gives you the opportunity to be connected in this new digital world. Keep in mind that currently, it is vital to have an email.
  • You can link any type of Microsoft service such as Xbox Live or SkyDrive to this account. As if that were not enough, you have the possibility of being connected at all times thanks to the MSN applications for Smartphone.
  • Hotmail with Outlook has the most avant-garde systems in terms of security. Thus, the chances that you lose your Outlook session or that someone hacks it are particularly low.
  • The unique features of Hotmail make it more than useful for any occasion. These characteristics include:
  • Play YouTube videos.
  • Be able to receive messages from other email accounts to the Hotmail account.
  • The ability to send up to 10 GB of attachments to anyone.
  • You can customize your account and give it the style that best suits you so that you feel more at ease.
  • It is a very light email provider and does not complicate the existence when you forget your password.
  • As far as the recommendations are concerned, you just have to know the following:
  • Try not to give your MSN password to anyone, as this is the best way to keep your account secure.
  • Keep your inbox properly organized to keep track of the most important emails you receive. For this, Outlook has different tools that will help you manage your Hotmail.
  • Use Hotmail’s post-It to remember short and important information in a matter of seconds. This tool can be activated by entering MSN and pressing the “Ctrl + Shift + N” keys.

Now you can start using Hotmail in the way you want best because here you saw how to do it without inconvenience. It is up to you to get the most out of an e-mail that can be adapted to all your needs. Ready to use Hotmail?

Outlook Calendar

Everybody needs a place where they can write down every little thing that they need to do. But not everybody is good at remembering everything when you write down something important you usually put it in a place where you will be able to see it later, but for most people not even this works, and they just don’t even see it.

For this very reason is why everyone should find a calendar app that will help them not only remember what they need to do but one that will also remind them whenever that is coming since we all know too well that we are just too forgetful. So, we will recommend you one that we think should work wonders for anybody in need of a good Calendar app at the moment, and thanks to this one they will be able to work everything they need to work out in a more organized way than they used to do it before.

How to use Outlook Calendar?

The platform that we recommend is the Outlook Calendar, and if there is anybody reading this that has already experience with Outlook, they know that they are in for a very smooth and easy to use platform that only exists to make their daily life easier.

Another thing that makes the use of this platform even better, is the fact that it will sync up with your Outlook email account so you will be able to get access to the calendar without any kind of problem and simply add whatever new event that you have coming up that you need to remember and even set up reminders to be sent to your email or a notification that will let you know when you need to start doing what you need to do.

You will find amazing features on this platform

Something else that will call your attention about this new Calendar is the fact that it has so many amazing features, that were included in this with one goal, and one goal only, to make your experience using this platform incredibly easier. There is one for almost every little detail you might be thinking about. They help the platform run in a very smooth way, and the interface is incredibly nice to look at and very simple to use. So you won’t be too confused while starting to use it.

So if at this point we haven’t convinced you on why you should use this platform now, we will do our best and try to show you what features this platform includes, and that we are sure will convince you to at least try it out for a little while and if you don’t like it you can just leave it, there will be nothing wrong with that.

But we think that there will be at least a couple of features in this least that will charm you and make you stay since they are the only reason why this platform is one of the best out in the market that you’ll be able to find.

Some of the best features the Platform includes:

  • The first one is a very simple one but in here, you can just create appoints and events with one simple click of a button once you get on the platform. You can even color the slots where the appointment was made so you’ll be able to identify what does it mean.
  • You can even create calendars that will be synch up with another one for a group. So, this way you’ll be able to organize meetings and appointments whenever everybody is free and available without any kind of problem. This one is especially good for work purposes.
  • You can create multiple calendars, one for your personal life, another one for your workspace, and even another for whatever reason you might need it. But after creating these things it might be a little difficult to know if you are available in one or if you have an appoint in another. So, the platform allows you to view all the calendars side by side, so this way you know when you can schedule things in one or the other.
  • There is another feature that it’s especially good for those have a personal assistant or someone that it’s there to manage their schedule. Since they can create the schedules on their own and then they will be able to send it to you through their email account, so this way they will be the ones creating it but you’ll still know what you need to do without them always reminding you a few moments before.
  • This one kind of works hands in hand with the one that was mentioned just before this. Someone can give another users access to this platform, so this way the will be able to fix and adjust any important last minute detail.Since we assume that the person adding the last minute changes is someone close to the one that is receiving these changes. So, this way they will know exactly if anything has been deleted or postponed after it has happened and see what was added in its place.
  • You will not only have access to your own personal calendar, you can also subscribe to a different one, and after you have done this you will receive constant updates with every small change made in that Calendar.
  • After creating your own Calendar (or even a group one) you can publish it to Microsoft Office.com, and you will also be able to control who gets to see them. This can be used so anyone else in your company can see whenever you are busy, so they know that they cannot bother you during that time. And they can also see whenever you have a free moment so if there is something that it is not urgent that they need to inform you they can do it during these moments

We hope that after reading everything that you’ll have access to with this calendar, you will have found something that interest you and hopefully you will be willing to take a chance and try it out for a little while and see if you like it.