Hotmail login issues usually stem from problems related to the migration of Hotmail accounts from the original login structure to the new WindowsLive ID sign up and login information. Windows Live will get you into much more than just Hotmail–it will get you into Messenger as well as Xbox live services. You can get to the Hotmail login page by going directly to Hotmail.com or alternately going to login.live.com, the login site for Microsoft web services.
Hotmail has had a ton of names since the company was purchased by Microsoft in 1997 for $400 million. First Hotmail was simply called Hotmail, then after the Microsoft acquisition, they renamed it MSN Hotmail. Now finally Hotmail is called Windows Live Hotmail. Hotmail has a ton of great features including active view, which allows you to interact directly with the content of email messages. Additionally, Hotmail integrates with Office web apps provided by Microsoft. Lastly, one of the most popular features of Hotmail is the ajax interface which lets you easily drag and drop Hotmail email messages as if it were a desktop application.
Hotmail’s main competitors are Yahoo Mail, Gmail, and even Facebook. The first two may not seem surprising to be competitors of Hotmail–Facebook however is increasingly becoming a competitor to traditional email clients because of its easy-to-use interface and social networking features that allow users to connect with each other rather than having to login to an email service like Hotmail.
Hotmail login issues are usually caused by interactions with the Windows Live ID or Xbox ID. Usually you can resolve a Hotmail login problem by syncing your login with other Microsoft services. If you are still having trouble with your Hotmail login, just proceed with the password reset tool.