Before Hotmail became Outlook.com, Microsoft's new email service, when you logged into your account, the Windows Live home page appeared. From the home page, you could just log in to your inbox. With the emergence of Outlook.com, access to the inbox was simplified and you no longer need to perform a trick to access it directly.
Go to Hotmail and log in with your credentials (email and password) from your Hotmail account. Your inbox will appear immediately and access is now direct.
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