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How to Make Hotmail My Homepage

Updated February 21, 2017

Hotmail is an Internet-based e-mail utility created by Microsoft. You can set Hotmail as your home page when using a Windows-based computer by following these steps. When completed, every time you open Internet Explorer, you will be taken automatically to your Hotmail page.

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  1. Open Internet Explorer and go to the MSN (Microsoft Network) main webpage, which is linked in the reference section.

  2. Select Hotmail from the list of options on the left side of your screen.

  3. When your Hotmail login screen appears, copy the Web address link or URL in your browser window at the top of the screen. Copy it by highlighting the entire link, clicking the right button on your mouse and choosing Copy. You can also copy the link by pressing the Control-C.

  4. Click "Tools" at the top of your browser to open a window of options.

  5. Choose "Internet Options" at the bottom of the list.

  6. Click the "General" tab and locate the home page selection near the top of the window.

  7. Place your cursor inside the blank box and press the Control-V to paste your link into the box. You can also right-click the mouse button and select Paste to add the link to the home page box.

  8. Click "Apply," then "OK" at the bottom of the window to save the settings that will make Hotmail your home page.

  9. Warning

    Use the steps above to make the Hotmail login screen your home page. If you use your Hotmail e-mail address page as an Internet home page, anyone using your computer will be able to access and read your e-mail or send messages using your name and e-mail address.

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Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet connection

About the Author

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.

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