Can’t access an old Hotmail Account or Want to make an Old Hotmail Account in 2022? Don’t worry; you are in the right place to know how to access your old Hotmail account. And how to Sign in to an Old Hotmail account in 2022. Firstly let us know about Old Hotmail.

What is Old Hotmail?

HOTMAIL, also known as Outlook, is Microsoft’s new-look email platform. Some of us have several email accounts, making managing your messages tricky. Here is all you need to know about old Hotmail accounts. Outlook is now the official email client of Microsoft. Previously Hotmail was the email client of Microsoft but now is no longer in use as the company has stopped its services. Still, users can access their old Hotmail accounts. Hence Hotmail is now Outlook. And Outlook is now one of the most popular email clients among millions of email users around the world.

Old Hotmail originated in July 1995 by two entrepreneurs, Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith an online free mail service. Microsoft bought Hotmail in December 1997. At the end of 2001, more than 100 Million users were on Hotmail. On July 31st, 2012, Microsoft converted Hotmail into Outlook.

Can we get back emails from Hotmail?

Microsoft deactivates the account if the email account is not used at least once a year. User can reactivate their account by using their password. But if an account is constantly unused for five years, Microsoft will permanently delete it, and you can’t recover it.

Here are the methods you can use to recover data from old Hotmail accounts:

Connect the old Hotmail Account to a New Outlook account.

Using this method, you can connect and access your old Hotmail account to the new email client. Go through the following steps to learn how to retrieve an old Hotmail account:

  • Firstly, click on the Start button and click on the Search bar when the menu opens.
  • Then Search Outlook there. 
  • And then open the Outlook application.
  • After opening Outlook, Go to the settings.
  • You will see an option, ‘Other email accounts, Click on it.
  • Further, type your Hotmail address and password.

After following these steps, Outlook will link your account. If these steps don’t work properly, don’t worry, and try using a different method.

Use Microsoft’s Account Recovery Form

Users can access their old Hotmail accounts using Microsoft’s account recovery form method. But there is a need to enable two-step verification to implement this Method. Here below are the steps to use the Microsoft Account Recovery Form:

  • Begin with opening the web browser on your PC.
  • Then click on the search bar and search ‘
  • Further, when the website opens, it will ask for the Hotmail address. 
  • Input the Hotmail address there to recover the email.
  • Now enter the email ID on which Microsoft can contact.
  • After that, confirm the email address and the security code.
  • Then Microsoft will send an email to the account to recover the Hotmail account.
  • Open the email and click on Accept button in the email.
  • Finally, Within 24 hours, Microsoft will recover your Hotmail account.

Here are the steps to Recover a Hotmail account From Microsoft’s Account Recovery Form.

Recover Hotmail Account Without Mobile No. Or Recovery Email.

Let us see how to recover a Hotmail account without using Mobile no. and Recovery mail:

  • Firstly open any web browser on your device.
  • Then click on the search bar and search ‘Microsoft email recover page.’
  • Further, click on the official Microsoft website.
  • Next, you will see a tab asking you to enter your Hotmail address.
  • After entering the address, it will ask you for your email address and phone number. Now go and select the option ‘I don’t have any of these tests.
  • Now Microsoft will ask for any other recovery email address to send you the code and the CAPTCHA to know you are a human.
  • Then a form will appear where you need to enter all requested details of your previous Hotmail account like your DOB, phone number, and all. This data will help Microsoft know that you are the real owner.
  • And when the data matches with the earlier data, Microsoft will ask you to type a new password to continue using Hotmail.

Here are the steps to Recover your Hotmail email without using Mobile no. and Recovery mail. If this method didn’t work, then try the different Method below.

Create a New account by using an old Hotmail ID.

Users can create a new Outlook account by using an old Hotmail ID.

To create a new account by using an Old Hotmail ID, follow the steps below:

  • First of all, Open the browser on your device.
  • If you use a PC, press the Shift+ctrl+n combo to open Incognito mode.
  • Now click on the search bar and type
  • Further, there you will see the create a free account option.
  • Click on it, and then it will ask for your credentials like Name, age, phone number, etc.
  • After that, it will ask to create an email.
  • Here put the old Hotmail email and click on create.
  • Then it will ask to set a password.
  • Finally, after setting the password, click on ‘create’ down there, and it will create a new account using an old Hotmail ID.

Here are the steps to recover a Hotmail email by creating a new account using an old Hotmail ID.

Do we need a Backup for our emails?

Whenever we use a mail account, we must have a backup for data because today, everything is about data, and data loss might be disappointing. Hence try to have a backup for every mailbox. 

Here below are the methods to create a backup in Outlook.

How to create a Backup in Outlook?

Your email account most likely contains a lot of important information, and it’s not just mail that could be lost. If something goes wrong, you could lose your contacts, essential email attachments, and even calendar dates.

Here are the steps to back up outlook emails to prevent your loss.

  • Firstly open the web browser on your device.
  • Then click on the search bar and search ‘Outlook.’
  • After that, you will see the official website of MS Outlook; click on it.
  • When the website opens, you will see a ‘File’ button on the Upper left corner of the website. 
  • Further, click the ‘File’ button in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  • Then there, you will see a menu on the left side of the window; select the option “Open and Export” You can skip this step if you are using an older version of Outlook than 2013.
  • Click the “Import/Export” button to open the import-and-export wizard.
  • Select “Export to a file” and click “Next” in the import-and-export wizard.
  • Select “Outlook data file (PST)” and the folder or account to backup. Then browse the location where to save the PST file and click on the Finish button.
  • After clicking “Finish,” you can apply the password to the resultant PST file.
  • At last, go to the backup folder and double-check that it’s still there.

Here was the Method to back up emails in Outlook. If this Method doesn’t work, try using a different method.

Alternate Methods to Backup Outlook Emails.

Although creating a PST file with Microsoft tools is simple, it gets only used to back up an entire folder, and you cannot access the emails individually. Luckily, you have two other options to save individual emails that you can access at any time.

Drag and Drop Method.

Another method for backing up Outlook data is to use the Drag-and-Drop Method. The drag-and-drop Method is a quick way to take a backup of a few emails in Outlook.

  • This method requires you to have both Outlook and Windows File Explorer open.
  • Secondly, you must select the email you want to back up. Hold down the “control” key to select multiple emails.
  • Then, Drag and drop the emails you want to keep into the folder where you want them to go.

Here was the Drag and Drop Method to back up outlook emails. If this Method doesn’t work, try using the given Method below:

Save as a command to Backup Outlook emails.

Below are the steps to backup Outlook Emails using the ‘Save as a command.

  • Firstly open the web browser on your pc.
  • Then click on the search button and search for Outlook.
  • Now click on the Official MS Office link on the browser. 
  • After that, choose the email you want to back up.
  • When you choose the email there, you will see the ‘File’ Button in the upper left corner; click on it.
  • To open the “save as” window, select “save as” from the list on the left.
  • Navigate to the location where you want to save the backup and press the “save” button.
  • Navigate to the location where you want to save the backup and press the “save” button.

The Manual Method is not easy to perform as it requires deep technical knowledge and a lot of time. The user can search for third-party Outlook backup software to avoid lengthy steps.