What is the Hotmail sign in address / page URL?

There are cases when you might need to know the address (URL) of the page on which you find the Hotmail sign in screen and login form. There are several ways to access this page, and each of them changes based on how you were logged in, for how long, if you clicked on a sign out link, etc. This page explains the easiest way to access the Windows Live Hotmail sign in form to login to your email account.


Access Hotmail sign in with or without URL address

Here are a few scenarios, and the corresponding way to find the Hotmail login form from there:

Tip: You can also access directly by URL the Hotmail sign in form by typing the http://login.live.com/ address in your web browser (the "login.hotmail.com" variant does not work). Windows Live will load the old style login form:

Old style Windows Live Hotmail login form

Tutorial last updated on November 26, 2011
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