Even after being rebranded to Outlook.com, Hotmail
still remains one of the most popular internet email services and is accessed by millions of people around the globe every day.
If you are having trouble accessing your email account
or are unable to open your inbox
, it may be indicative of problems with your security settings, or even an issue with your internet cache. Here are several solutions that you can use to restore access to your account.
All Hotmail users were migrated to Outlook.com back in 2013. However, you should be able to use your Hotmail username and password in Outlook.
Unable to Open Hotmail Inbox
Fix Date and Time on PC
It may sound odd, but if you're having trouble accessing your Hotmail account, it could very well be because the date on your PC needs to be set properly. If your computer system's date settings are incorrect, it may be causing some confusion in the Outlook server. Double-click on your PC's clock
to verify that your date and time are set correctly; make adjustments, if necessary.
Clear Internet Explorer Cache
Another solution is to clear your Internet Explorer cache and cookies. You can do this by launching Internet Explorer and clicking Tools
> Delete Files
> Delete Cookies
Change IE Security Settings
If the above two options don't work, you should try checking your Internet Explorer security settings. You can do this by launching Internet Explorer and clicking Tools
> Internet Options
Scroll to the Security
section and verify that the Check for server certificate revocation
option is unchecked. The Use SSL 2.0
and Use SSL 3.0
options should be checked. Now, click OK
Next, click Start
, and enter the following code:
. Click OK
, and then restart Internet Explorer. Try logging in again to your Hotmail account.
If problems persist, you should try to contact Microsoft Customer Service
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