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How do I use two (2) Hotmail email accounts?

How do I use two (2) Hotmail email accounts?

My wife and I both have Hotmail email accounts. I am unable to access mine. When I try to sign in, Hotmail goes directly to her inbox, i.e., the sign in page never comes up on the monitor, HELP! How can we use two Hotmail emails accounts on one computer?
Mel Gould

The solution to Mel’s problem is actually quite simple. But before we delve into that let me explain how this issue came about. And by the way, there is nothing stopping you from using two or more email accounts (whether from Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail) on the same computer and even the same web browser.

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The “Remember” feature on Hotmail sign in page

The Hotmail sign in page has a couple of options, which when used help the web browser remember the email account. These are (as shown in the image below): “Remember me on this computer” and “Remember my password“.

How to use two (2) or more Hotmail email accounts from one computer

The “Remember” features (as I like to call them), offer the convenience of not having to enter the login details each time you want to access your email account. If you don’t sign out, the Hotmail email account with the list of emails will be displayed when you open the login page. And when the password too is fed into the browser, the email account will be shown immediately – the exact problem Mel is facing.

Force Hotmail to show the login fields for username and password

Let us now look at some solutions – forcing Hotmail to display the login fields for username and password. If you want to use the same web browser, the easiest is to delete the cache. Then make sure that you don’t use the “remember” feature the next time you sign in and always sign out once your work is over. However, this does mean having to enter the username and password each time you check the email account.

But if you like the convenience of the “remember password” feature and want to use two Hotmail email accounts from the same computer, I suggest using a different web browser for the other account. There are tons of free browsers available. For a start, pick one from the 5 most popular web browsers in the world.

For two or more Gmail and Yahoo email accounts

The other two popular email services, Yahoo and Gmail, also have a similar “remember” feature – refer image below. Please understand that this is a double-edged sword. Though it does offer the convenience of not having to enter the login details each time, you are more likely to forget the password of your email account. I leave the choice to you.

The Stay signed in and Keep me signed in - Remember - features in Gmail and Yahoo! Mail

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  • arcelia on March 6th, 2010 1:48 am

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Titiya Wongtamong on March 22nd, 2012 9:00 am

    Yes. I get it now. These and simple instructions and thanks for putting them up.

  • Kathy on May 11th, 2012 1:52 am

    It’s best to use a separate user account on the computer or a different web browser for the second Hotmail account. My opinion.

  • evemacdonnell on July 12th, 2012 4:46 am

    Ya that was easy to follow

  • marex on February 5th, 2013 12:32 pm

    I used to get lost and considered this such a pain. Thanks for clarifying matters.

  • Danny on September 7th, 2014 12:00 am

    I like my email to come to my phone too

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