We understand Hotmail to the space or section within the mail service in which we find all the email sent to us, Microsoft has recently redesigned the service interface and one of the most benefited sections has been the inbox of Hotmail , the change has been substantial and not only implies aesthetic improvements but also functional, this change arose as a result of the launch of the new mail service based on the Microsoft web: Outlook.com
The Hotmail Inbox , now is not only cleaner and more practical, but also includes options from the simplest to the most advanced, so that it can be used to the maximum by users with basic needs and by more demanding users with specific needs. example there are users who like to have their Hotmail inbox perfectly ordered and on the other hand there are those who like to have the messy tray, with the incoming mails accumulated as they arrive.
One of the biggest threats facing the Hotmail Inbox is undoubtedly spam or unwanted incoming mail, often for advertising purposes and sometimes even containing viruses that can put the security of our computer at risk, Hotmail is using now SmartScreen technology that has been successfully tested in the corporate and business world and has achieved, according to Microsoft, that the spam that tries to enter our Hotmail Inbox, is blocked even in a 98%, this is a phenomenal success rate that only confirms the great improvement that Hotmail has experienced in recent times.
It may be the case that a very important or highly relevant message arrives in our Hotmail Inbox and after that other less important messages arrive and displace it to such an extent that it goes unnoticed, fortunately we can avoid this by marking this message as important, so that it is positioned at the top of our Hotmail inbox until we decide what to do with it.
We can also organize our Hotmail inbox conveniently with the option called “Clean” , so we can move the message or messages of a company or person of importance to a folder outside the inbox, to perform this procedure only just select the message, then click on Clear (top, in the toolbar), and then select “Move all of …”, in the next screen we select the folder to which we want to move all messages from that sender . If we want it, we can also activate the option “Move future messages” so that all the messages that arrive from said sender will be automatically moved from our Hotmail Inbox to the specified folder.
We can also use Clean to remove messages from unwanted senders that were once of interest to us but now only fill our Hotmail inbox, for this we select the message as in the previous case, then we click on Clear but this time we select “Delete All of …”, with this we will keep our inbox clean and tidy , as in the previous case, we can specify that this action be done with the future messages of this sender.
It is very important to keep our Hotmail Inbox tidyso that we can easily and quickly find the really important emails, for this we can use the Folders system, to create a new folder we access the left panel of our inbox and click on New folder, then we must specify the name of the new created folder, if we want to change the name to a folder already created, delete it, or empty its contents we just have to click on it with the secondary button and choose the desired option, with these simple steps we can keep clean and tidy our Hotmail Inbox. Finally, to move a message to one of our folders, just click on it and drag it to the desired folder
In this article we will find the following points about the Hotmail inbox:
- How to access mail and the tray
- Screenshots of the Hotmail inbox
- The most typical problems when entering hotmail
- Use the messenger from your inbox
- How to use Hotmail Active Views
- How to order Hotmail emails
- How to keep our mail clean from spam
- Organize the inbox
But let’s start at the beginning:
How to access the Hotmail Inbox
- 1 How to access the Hotmail Inbox
- 2 What is the Hotmail Inbox (Screenshots)
- 3 Problems trying Hotmail Mail Inbox
- 4 See the Inbox at Hotmail (Trick)
- 5 Active Views in the Hotmail Inbox
- 6 Clean the Hotmail inbox
To access the Hotmail inbox, we should first have a Hotmail account, which I imagine if you have reached this section is because you have some. If you do not have a Hotmail email account you can always follow this tutorial to Register in Hotmail
Once we have a Hotmail account, what we want is to log in to Hotmail, to access our inbox and see all the emails. To log in we only have to access www.hotmail.com or www.hotmail.es and put our username (email @ hotmail.com) and password. If you have questions about how to access Hotmail, here is a tutorial to start a Hotmail sessionwith photos and all the steps.
What is the Hotmail Inbox (Screenshots)
Problems trying Hotmail Mail Inbox
When opening the Inbox of Hotmail is as simple as logging into Hotmail and this can have a series of problems that we have already discussed in previous articles and that you can see in the Hotmail Errors section .
One of the problems that can arise to enter the Hotmail Inbox, is to have an outdated browser, if we do not update our browser, some of the new features of the Hotmail Inbox might give problems.
Another problem that can occur when wanting to see the inbox is the same browser may be blocking cookies Hotmail is prevented where normally run the account.
At other times by simply restarting the browser solution or refresh the page because they probably did not load well the site for a temporary server problem you are obtained.
One way to update the browser is pressed F5 function key on the keyboard.
Sometimes we can have problems but these can be solved as simple as restarting the browser and re-entering or re-updating the page, since it has not loaded any necessary components to be able to load the Hotmail Inbox .
See the Inbox at Hotmail (Trick)
One of the latest updates of Hotmail, is the incorporation of social networks and when you log in to our Hotmail account, the first thing that we find on the screen after the start are the updates of our friends or contacts on their social networks.
Surely many have wanted to go directly to the Inbox, once we log in. You can see how to do this trick for Hotmail on the following page, where we explain the steps to take: View the inbox when you log in
Use Messenger from Hotmail Inbox
With the latest Hotmail updates, the guys from Microsoft have thought of making our lives easier and no longer need to have Messenger installed on our computer to be able to chat with all of our contacts. From now on we can use the messenger from the Inbox and without installing anything.
If you want to know how to Log in to Messenger from the Inbox click on the following link: Chat with your contacts from your Hotmail inbox
Still if you have problems and do not understand the tutorial here we leave you a video so you understand better how to do it:
Chat from Hotmail without needing the messenger
The service from the Windows Live Messenger program may have problems, so that’s why you can not communicate with your friends? Not so, because by logging into Windows Live Hotmail you can connect with your friends through the chat that is there.
The steps to follow are those:
You start session in your Hotmail account, and then you go to the Messenger section, this is in the lower left part of your screen as we will show you in the following image:
You click on Log in to Messenger and wait for it to be configured and open as you must upload your contacts to show them
Finally to be able to speak with a friend you must double click on it, you will see that a window opens down on the right side of your screen.
As in Messenger you can send emoticons to your contact, you must click on the smiley emoticon and then choose the one you like the most.
We also tell you that if you click on the icon that we highlight, a pop-up window will open so you can chat with your friends more comfortably, as we show you in the image.
Cleanmail function of Hotmail Inbox
You imagine that you could have your inbox always neat and clean at the touch of a button. This is what people who work daily with emails would like. Since these people get more than a hundred emails per day and do not have time to sort your inbox and luckily we have the option to search, because otherwise we would not know where there is anything.
This is going to change because Microsoft has launched the so-called Clean up in its latest update of Hotmail , it is a simple button that Hotmail itself will not order the Inbox to have it as clean and tidy as possible. If you want to know how to do this trick, look at the following article: Use the Clean tool to have the Inbox sorted
Among the latest news that have added to Hotmail the Windows Live team we can find very curious things like:
Active Views in the Hotmail Inbox
Hotmail Active Views is a Hotmail technology that allows us to see a video sent to us through a link or a file without having to go to another page to view it, but it will be opened directly from the Hotmail inbox.
We recommend that you watch the following video to get an idea of the potential of the new Hotmail and you will see how quickly you want to use it.
And finally we can highlight something very important that we can discover in our inbox, of course there are many more things and videos that you can see in the Windows Live YouTube channel , but first do not forget to see how we can create Word documents , excel or Power point from your own hotmail inbox, with a few simple steps.
We hope you liked this complete tutorial and you know if you want to know more you can use the search engine of the web to search on a topic and you will see all the things you find about hotmail. And if you liked this tutorial or article we ask you to share it with your friends from social networks, you would do us a great favor.
How to sort the Hotmail Inbox
If a user wishes to establish a certain order among all the email messages that are accumulated in his Inbox , the new Hotmail offers the possibility of grouping them by senders in different folders. This is achieved:
- Selecting the email by clicking on the box that appears to the left of the sender.
- Clicking on the Clean option located at the top of the list of received emails. Once inside choose Move all of and select the folder in which you want to place the message.
In this way, all emails with the same sender address will be saved in the same folder, with the possibility of indicating that the future messages of that sender are saved in their corresponding folder automatically.
Configure so that when you open hotmail Inbox
The inbox refers to a place or sector within the Windows Live Hotmail accountwhere the emails that are received from contacts or from third parties that write to our account are stored.
It is a folder or a predetermined location for the reception of the mails that enter the account, unless it is determined otherwise, that is to say that it is redirected to another folder of the account or that are considered as unwanted mails by the user.
In some mail services it can be found under the name of ENTRY TRAY , MAIL RECEIVED, ENTRY ELEMENTS, ENTRY BOX, INBOX, among others. Your name will be conditioned by the mail service used or the adopted mail client.
The emails received by default are sorted in order of arrival but there is also the possibility to change the reception preferences and configure it in another way, such as by subject, by sender, by priority, among other concepts.
If you wish that when you log in to your Windows Live Hotmail V account in your inbox when you log in , bypassing the home page and directing you directly to the inbox, you should perform the following steps:
- Log in to your Windows Live Hotmail account
- Click on the name of your account in the top right corner of the page
- There, select OPTIONS
- Then click on the MAIL section found in the left menu of the page.
- There, locate the sector PERSONALIZE HOTMAIL and then CONFIGURE MAIN PAGE OF WINDOWS LIVE.
- Once inside, select SHOW THE ENTRY TRAY WHEN YOU START SESSION.
- Finally, click on the SAVE button.
To see an animated example of how to change the appearance of the account, enter here.
Keep our Inbox always clean
Hotmail gives you all the necessary tools to optimize the use of your Windows Live Hotmail and in this way, enjoy an email service that strives for it is increasingly useful and effective to organize your mails and daily work.
To be able to take advantage of all these tools implemented by Windows Live Hotmail, you should only internalize a bit in them and you will see the great utility of them.
It has surely happened to you that when you log in to your Windows Live Hotmail account and go to your inbox, it is full of messages, many of which are not even of your interest. This is due to the large amount of spam mail (or junk mail ), newsletters, social media messages, and the famous chains of mails that circulate on the network every day.
To avoid this, the new version of Windows Live Hotmail , incorporates the option that has been called “clean”, because thanks to it you can always keep clean the inbox of your email Hotmail .
The steps you must follow are the following:
- Log in Windows Live Hotmail as you usually do.
- In your inbox , select the mails of those senders that you want to get rid of.
- Go to the ” Clean ” menu . There you will see that you will be offered 4 different options among which you can choose.
When choosing the option, the dialog box will ask you if you are sure to delete the messages from the selected senders, and will give you the option that you can also block future messages from them.
The most used option by Windows Live Hotmail users who want to keep the input banner of their Hotmail e-mail clean , is to ” Remove all “
Finally, returning to your input tray you will see that the emails of such selected senders, have been deleted from it. Leaving in this way space so you can easily observe the emails that do interest you.
If you have selected a sender by mistake or have changed your mind, do not worry, there is a solution for it:
- Go to the ” Options ” menu of Windows Hotmail .
- Among the different options, choose ” Avoid unwanted email “.
- In the dialog that appears, choose ” Safe and blocked senders “.
To complete the process, choose ” Blocked senders ” and, there, you can find the sender you have chosen by mistake and can select it and remove it from the blocked list.
Organize our Hotmail email from the Inbox
One of the most interesting features offered by Windows Live Mail to its users is the ability to organize more effectively the inbox, in order to better organize the emails of our contacts and friends, and leave the mail unwanted, thus having our inbox spam-free. It is only necessary to register in Hotmail in Spanish to be able to access these useful functions, comparable to those of the best used mail managers most commonly.
First, messages can be organized by sender, subject, size or conversation. This is extremely useful when we want to search for a particular email from a specific sender, saving a lot of time without having to go through the inbox in its entirety. Also, the Hotmail inbox allows us to select which messages we want to see: all, the unread or only the contacts. We can also access by clicking on the link to the social updates of our contacts, as well as the messages of our groups. The navigation side bar on the left can change in its width, only manually running the edge.
It is also possible to mark messages that accidentally arrive in our spam folder as desired mail, or, if we consider it suspicious, to report it as pishing (identity theft). This type of fraudulent emails appear to be from a recognized sender, when in fact they contain viruses or scams. The clean button allows us with a single click to move all emails from the same sender to a folder, or delete them. We can also empty a folder, or mark it as read, through the use of this useful feature, a benefit that we achieve with just registering in Hotmail in Spanish .
One of the most interesting benefits obtained when registering in Hotmail in Spanishis the possibility of obtaining one of the most powerful free mail managers in the market. Its power is based, not only in the almost unlimited storage space -25 gbs is a lot of space available to store your emails, but also in the wide range of options available to users to organize their inbox.
One of the most useful functions is to be able to grant categories to messages. The way to operate with the categories is very simple: we display the list of available categories by clicking on Categories in the menu bar on the search box of the inbox. Here we will find 10 categories that come by default: Social Updates, Newsletters, Purchases, Office Documents, Invoices, Family, Photos, Groups, Important and Travel. But, if we feel that some relevant category is missing, we can create it by clicking on the New Category link at the bottom of the list. We can also manage the categories in an advanced manner.
Click on Manage Categories and we will access a new screen. From here we can create the desired categories, just by writing this new label in the box for that purpose, and doing Enter. On the right lateral end we will find a cross that will allow us to eliminate the created categories.
Also from this same screen, we can choose that all messages show the category to which they belong, in the same inbox, adding the corresponding column.
From the navigation bar that is just above the inbox we can see the shortcuts to the different message groups belonging to each category, for example, Social Updates. In this way, by clicking on this link, our tray will only show us the messages belonging to this particular category.
Clean the Hotmail inbox
I do not know about you, but my old Hotmail email address has become a huge junk mail in recent years. Use my Hotmail login to access certain Microsoft features, but it allows my Hotmail email to fall by the wayside. The result was a Hotmail inbox filled with over 7,000 unwanted emails. I would like to use my Hotmail email account, but how to clean all the old e-mails?
Fortunately, the good people of Microsoft devised a very useful solution – Hotmail swept! I was able to use the Hotmail sweep feature to clean my inbox and delete 7,205 spam messages with just a couple of clicks. Here is how to do it:
- Log in to your Hotmail account.
- Access your Hotmail inbox.
- In the Hotmail message control bar, find the option “Sweep” and left click.
- Go to “Folder is empty” and left click. Hotmail sweep
- A dialog box will appear asking if you want to empty all the messages in your folder. Click on the “Yes” button to confirm that you want to delete all messages in your Hotmail inbox. Hotmail swept yes
- That is all! You have only deleted all messages in your Hotmail inbox. Now, the work will be to keep it clean. Hotmail’s sweep feature is a good way to start over. And access our Hotmail Inbox in a clean way