How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail

Have as many eMail accounts as you like with free Hotmail

Signing up for a Hotmail account is free, so you may wish to have more than one account. Many people use one account for friends and family only, while using the other account for making online purchases, etc. This helps to cut down on the amount of spam in your other email account( s ).
You can sign up for your free Hotmail account here: Free Hotmail sign-up

Switching between eMail accounts using Hotmail web-mail

To check email on multiple email accounts using Hotmail web-based eMail follow these simple steps:

  • Sign-in
  • to your first eMail account by opening your web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox by going to www.hotmail.com and entering the email address and password

  • Sign-Out of the first account by clicking the 'sign-out' button in the upper middle portion of the page:
    How to sign out of Hotmail
  • Sign in to Hotmail with the second eMail account.
  • When you sign out of Hotmail you will be re-directed to the MSN home page. You can sign back into Hotmail with a different account by clicking the Hotmail on the MSN home page, or by entering www.hotmail.com back into your web browser.
    How to sign in to Hotmail

    Using Hotmail with multiple email accounts is easy!

    As you can see, switching between more than one eMail account with Hotmail is simple, so sign up for as many Hotmail accounts as you'd like. After all, it's free!

   

   

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My various accounts disappear from the sign in page and i have to type them again each time. Why?

That my question too. Is it a function of the browser I am using? If not then can MSN help us out?

If you use the (free) Firefox browser you have the option of saving your login/passwords. Have you tried that?

I have that peeve also. On my computer at work, using IE6, the Windows Live sign-on page displays all the email addresses that I have used and I can sign on any one of them without retyping the address. At home, using IE7 or Firefox, it will display only the last email address used and I have to type the full address of anything different; it will not autofill. It is doubly irksome because I have to type the "@m s n.com" also, unlike many other email providers. If I click on "Remember me on this computer," then the next time I log-in it will come up with that ID but will "forget" the previous one. I don't want to save the password, just the Windows Live ID (email address). I know it can work like I want (like it does on my work computer). How do I make it do that at home?

Try this: http://winliveid.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!AEE1BB0D86E23AAC!222.entry

That link doesn't work. I also have the same issue...I have 3 (work, personal and girlfriends) hotmail/live accounts on one computer and can't save the different accounts on the sign in page. I tried linking the accounts (ng) and saving each email account, but it dissapears when I sign in with another one. Hotmail help is freaking useless and there is nobody to email....frustrating.

Ok...I had to link the accounts (explained in msn/hotmail help). To switch over to another account while you are signed in one, you click the your name (above the sign out tab) and click the another account on the drop down menu. This gives complete access for all 3 accounts, not the best situation, but better than tying my email address every 5 minutes.

You should go to this website:
http://winliveid.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!AEE1BB0D86E23AAC!222.entry
Then, download and install "Windows Live Messenger". After installing, go to the Hotmail log in page, type in account ID and password, then put a checkmark into the box "Remember me on this computer", and log in. Then, log off. Next, do the same thing for the second account as you did with the first one. Afterwards, log out. Now, when you go back to the Hotmail log in page, you should see both accounts that you had signed in.

This still didn't help. Ugh it's so frustrating because it used to display all of them on this computer, and for some reason it doesn't now. I have multiple accounts, as well as other people that often use my computer. Any further help greatly appreciated :)

[quote=Anonymous User]This still didn't help. Ugh it's so frustrating because it used to display all of them on this computer, and for some reason it doesn't now. I have multiple accounts, as well as other people that often use my computer. Any further help greatly appreciated :)[/quote] Hi there I have the same problem ------ we have four members in the family and each member used to have a sign in box on the same page where they only had to enter their password. Now we only see the box of the family member who last signed into Hotmail and whoever wants to sign in after this member has to enter both the account and password. Did Hotmail stop the feature of having multiple accounts being shown on the sign in page or have I done something to cause this feature not to show anymore? Thanks for any insight one of you might be abler to provide.

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