How Can I Check My Hotmail Account?

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How Can I Check My Hotmail Account?
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If you signed up for a Hotmail account, you may want to check your account every so often for your e-mail and to view or update your personal and registration information. If you want to check your Hotmail account, you only need to sign in to get started.

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  1. 1

    Sign in to your Hotmail account with your Windows Live ID and password.

  2. 2

    Click the "Inbox" to see if any new e-mail messages have been sent to your account. New messages are in bold and you can click the message subject to view the message.

  3. 3

    Click the arrow next to your sign-in name at the top right-hand corner of the screen and select "View your account" from the drop-down menu to access all of your account information.

  4. 4

    Look over your account details when the "Account" page opens. You can change your password, view your alternate e-mail address and see the cell phone listed on your account on this page.

  5. 5

    Click "Registered information" while you are still viewing the "Account" page. You can view your address, occupation and work location here.

  6. 6

    Click "Marketing preferences" under "Additional Options" while viewing your account information. You can choose whether or not you want to allow Microsoft to send promotional offers to your e-mail address here.

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