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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Re: multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Help! I have 2 hotmail email names.. but Hotmail makes me keep signing into my "Microsoft Account" one I cannot sign into the other hotmail address WHY???
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Re: multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail

What happens when you try to sign-on with the other Hotmail address????

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Re: multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
It says wrong microsoft acct username... -
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Re: multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail

Have you tried the "Can't Access Your Account?" link?

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multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
hi All, i am not sure if this is what you are looking for. try the "Manage linked accounts". this allows you to switch from several Hotmail (or msn or outlook) accounts without signing in. Go to account settings, then go to Permissions, then go to Switch quickly between linked Microsoft accounts.
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How to use more than one email
If you want to have access to 2 accounts at the same time, but not have all the emails in one inbox, you can use different browsers (e.g. google chrome and IE) and that works. I was getting frustrated by only being able to have one open at a time, but now my problem is solved Smile
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Re: How to use more than one email
Thank you very much, you are the best
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Re: How to use more than one email
Great advice -- thanks! I was feeling the same frustration. You're the best!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
lmfaoooo at this!!!!!! no shit sherlock
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Not helpful! Does anyone know if Hotmail has a forwarding feature? I just want to open one account and get ALL of my email there. DUH!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
try this.....http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/Hotmail/get-started?T1=t3 Google knows all!!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Seriously? That is how they explain how to use two accounts. Lame.
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Using multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
This page is obviously years old I think thngs have changed since then.
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
I know!!! We all know how to do it that way; we want to switch between accounts the old way!!! The way they explained is the way we are 'stuck' doing it now!!!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
mine r already enabled and it don't work for me....what now?
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
i have one of the ("old" I guess) live accounts & I can still access all of the different email addresses I have under that one live account. I did notice the "feature" is not there that will allow me to add more address accounts under one live account. It is a BIG BUMMER becuase you do not have to leave one account to go into another one! I hope they change that back the way it was!!! It certainly makes things much easier! That was one reason I do not like Yahoo! You can only have one address up at a time, and signing out of one to log into another is the main reason I came back to hotmail! Now I find out they have changed it! Now there is no reason to stay with live or hotmail, especially if I have to sign out then sign in to another account. Live & hotmail had that way once, I do not not understand why they can not have that way again! IT SUCKS!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
JUST USE GOOGLE CHROME FOR ONE EMAIL AND THE USE FIRE FOX, OR EXPLORER OR ANOTHER INTERNET SERVICE
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Not a clue--never came back to the way it used to be.
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Has anyone solved the mystery of what happened to the sign in page that listed several accounts and all you had to do was choose which one? Could "Updating" from IE8 to IE9 be the culprit?
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Anonymous Visitor wrote:
Has anyone solved the mystery of what happened to the sign in page that listed several accounts and all you had to do was choose which one? Could "Updating" from IE8 to IE9 be the culprit?
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
It is not an IE9 issue, as I am having the same problem and I have not upgraded my IE yet.
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Here's what i believe is the scoop! Either intentionally or unintentionally MS has changed the format for the Hotmail sign in page which has eliminated our ability to have multiple addresses on the Hotmail sign in page. The change can be substatiated by the fact that we now see "keep me signed in" in place of "remember me on this computer" I think we all need to push MS/Internet Explorer/Hotmail to give us back the function we need. Let's do this ---- each one of you should contact MS.
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
I am just doing a search on the same issue. I have not updated to IE9, and I cannot access the sign in page for all our email accounts either. Sad
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Here is a link to a forum which may be of interest to you http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?postid=ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132#ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132 We are not alone!!!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
You should read all pages
Anonymous Visitor wrote:
Here is a link to a forum which may be of interest to you http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?postid=ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132#ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132 We are not alone!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
MS has owned up to the problem and are now trying to fix same. It appears there was a bug in a recent update.
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You should read all pages
Anonymous Visitor wrote:
Here is a link to a forum which may be of interest to you http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?postid=ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132#ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132 We are not alone!!!
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
THANK YOU so much for this link. at least Msoft people read it & with luck, might fix the problem. please see my post there with a suggestion for us all: http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?postid=f56a2a59-ddbf-47ca-9061-49a4ba5f3a95#f56a2a59-ddbf-47ca-9061-49a4ba5f3a95 . fingers crossed:)
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
Below is a link to another blog on the subject. Note I have reinstalled Windows Live Sign In Assistant and it has made absolutely no difference whatsoever. MS Windows Hotmail must have made a change ----- why else would we have lost the multiple address boxes on the Sign In Page and as well see "Keep me signed in" instead of "Remember me on this computer"? http://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?postid=ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132#ba20d78a-f647-479d-bef3-30de973f6132
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
no, but I have same problem and was looking for an answer here! ALSO, when I signed into hotmail, I used to be directly on my email page INBOX. now, I am on another page and have to press 'inbox'
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Re: How to use multiple eMail accounts with Hotmail
No I'm pretty sure IE 8 or IE 9 doesn't have anything to do with it. I'm still using IE 7. I had the multiple page yesterday. I cleared my cookies like I always do, went to check mail and lost all my email accounts. I was thinking about a change, but decided not to because I loved that feature. Looks like I will make a change now. I think its the windows sign in assistant program not working? I've tried to repair it in add and remove programs, but that didn't work either.

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