Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Link Windows Live IDs in Hotmail

Multi-faceted Windows Live Hotmail not only includes the ability to add up to four POP3 accounts to your Windows Live Hotmail account, you can also link multiple Windows Live IDs. With multiple Hotmail accounts, this enables you to easily switching between accounts without the necessity of signing in again.

Follow the simple steps below to link multiple Windows Live IDs.

Link Windows Live IDs

Sign in to your Windows Live Hotmail account.  In the left pane, next to Inbox, click the Tools icon Picture of the Tools icon, and then click Get email from another account.

In the window that opens, click Windows Live:

Next, click the link for "Linked IDs". 
  • Linked IDs
    Link your Windows Live IDs so you can quickly switch between accounts.
For security reasons, it will be necessary to provide your password again in order to access Account options.  Then simply enter the Windows Live ID you want to link to the account that you signed in to and provide the password for that account.  Lastly, click the button to Link the accounts. 

To access the linked Windows Live ID, merely click the down arrow in the upper right next to your account name and select the account.  Windows Live will be redirected to that linked account.

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CRM software said...

Then simply enter the Windows Live ID you want to link to the account that you signed in to and provide the password for that account.
Thanks for post.

Anonymous said...

Would be nice if this actually worked:

"We're unable to retrieve information for this section at this time. We're sorry for the inconvenience, please try again later."

Corrine said...

The servers may have been At the time of this comment, I was able to access the URL for linked ID's.

Ian said...

Right now you are aloud 5 linked Live IDs, I'm wondering if you upgrade to the paid email do you get more or unlimited?

Corrine said...

Hi, Ian.

I don't believe that additional linked Live IDs are available with Windows Live Hotmail Plus.

For an old, seldom-used Hotmail account, you could forward your mail to your primary Hotmail Account.

Note, however, that you would need to sign in to that account at least once every 270 days. Otherwise your account looks inactive and could be deleted.

If desired, the forwarded e-mail could be filtered to go to a specific folder.