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How to check other email accounts from Hotmail

Make yourself more efficient

We've already shown you how to make yourself more efficient by configuring one webmail service, in our case Gmail, to check all of your other email addresses rather than remembering to log in to each one separately.

If you're a Hotmail user and you want the same time-saving feature, don't panic. You too can set-up a similar function in Microsoft's free webmail service. Here's how.

Step one
Login to your Hotmail account and go straight to your inbox. From the options menu in the top right-hand corer, select More Options.

Step two
Press the Sending/receiving email from other accounts option and then click Add an email account.

Step three
Enter the email address and password and then Hotmail will set up access to the email account.

Step four
Now you'll be asked to select whether you want the emails to appear in a separate folder or in the existing inbox and the coloured icon new messages are flagged with. Press Save.

Step five
Hotmail will finish setting up the account. You'll also be asked if you want to use HTTPS when accessing the email account. You can either accept this or continue to your inbox. You'll be asked to sign-in again, and once this is completed you'll see your other account's messages displayed.

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