Hotmail (or outlook now its all changed) can be the most annoying e-mail to log into if your having issues, yet it’s the best e-mail service out there to date…..go figure. We thought what better way to help people than to offer a guide to logging in correctly to your Hotmail/outlook account.
1. Dates Confused?
A big issue with logging into Hotmail is your PC date. Silly we know but if your PC has the incorrect date set then chances are your not even going to get the page to load let alone any other issues. Simple way to fix this? Change your date. On the bottom start menu bar you will see a clock with the date on it, simply right click it and it will bring the clock up in a pop up box. Click the link where it says change date and time settings and another box should pop up…..click change date and time then choose the correct time and date and then click ok. Now try logging in again.
2. Browser issues?
Some browsers have compatibility issues which can be highly annoying, way around this? Change your browser. The best tried and tested browser that hardly ever fails is firefox so make sure you have at least 2 browsers of some sort to switch between. Annoying, we know, but if it gets you out of trouble then its worth its weight in gold.
3. Forgot login details.
This can be stressful but rest assured there are ways to help this problem. Firstly go to log in, yes we know you forgot your details so just bare with us, once you tried to log in it will come up with that horrible error message, but under that message is your savior……a little click-able link saying can’t access your account? CLICK IT! Or…….to make it a little easier use this :-
Follow the on screen instructions and this should get you back into your account
4. Virus protection
This little beauty is mentioned a lot over this site but believe us when we say…..IT HELPS…..LOADS! Make sure your virus protection is turned on and if you do not have a virus protection then we highly suggest that you go get yourself one. Don’t want to pay for one? No problem www.avg.com offer a great free virus protection……..for freeeeeeee You have no excuse now, stay protected.
If you have timeout errors because your left it for too long, simply refresh the page by clicking the refresh button on your browser and that should reload the page (although you might have to log back in)
Hope this helps and good luck!