Automatically sign in to Hotmail (bypass/skip login screen)

By default, Windows Live Hotmail is designed for security, and will ask you to sign in every time, and to manually retype your login information (full live.com / hotmail.com email address, and your account password). But it is possible to automatically sign in to Hotmail with a couple of clicks to set that up. Hotmail sign in automatically is obviously less safe, and should only be used from your home computer, or a laptop that only you access (that itself ideally requires a user name / password to login). From that point on, you will be able to access your inbox and emails without seeing any login screen!

 

Hotmail sign in automatically (Hotmail auto-login)

Follow these steps to automatically sign in to your Hotmail account and load your inbox, and make Hotmail remember your email address and/or password for future login sessions: ("Hotmail auto-login")

Tip: Windows Live Hotmail will still check behind the scenes that you are logged in to your account when you try to access your inbox through a bookmark or favorite, or by having it set to your homepage, but you won't see it happen.

To see how to leverage Hotmail auto-login and set Windows Live Hotmail as your homepage, please see:

Make Hotmail your homepage in Internet Explorer
Make Hotmail your homepage in Mozilla Firefox
Make Hotmail your homepage in Google Chrome
Make Hotmail your homepage in Apple Safari
Tutorial last updated on November 26, 2011
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