MSN was launched in 1995 by Microsoft and it was one of greatest creations of its time. It started as a collection of internet services and later upgraded to mobile device application. There has been numerous upgrades and additions to MSN namely Hotmail, Messenger (now replaced by Skype), Bing etc. The MSN login allows you to avail all the wonderful and different types of offers it has. Moreover, this article will cover some of the common login problems you might face and a brief solution to those problems.

MSN Login and Sign up Procedure

MSN login

The great thing about signing up for an MSN or Microsoft account is that addresses from other websites can be used to sign in such as Yahoo! or Gmail or even Xbox Live etc. But if you don’t have any of this information, the sign-up procedure is fast and simple. It requires just a few steps and little information as listed below.

  • Name
  • Username
  • Password
  • Country
  • Birthdate
  • Gender
  • Country code
  • Phone number

After that, you’ll be asked to verify your account information which is usually through an email or SMS procedure.

MSN Login Procedure

After an account has been made, you can log into it by entering your registered email address along with your account password.

MSN Login Problems

Login Fails

This is the most common problem encountered by account users. If this happens to you, ensure that your email address and password match or that you’ve entered the correct password and email address as Microsoft account is case sensitive.

Forgotten Password or Email ID

Yes, this sounds silly but it happens to almost every account user out there! In the case of a forgotten password, it can be retrieved by providing an alternate email address and following just one or two steps from there or answering the security question you provided. In case you’ve forgotten your email ID, well there is no real way for retrieving that. You can simply ask a friend to whom you’ve probably emailed before and keep your fingers crossed.

Incorrect Time on your Computer.

Be sure to check the time on your computer if you’re having trouble signing in as MSN Hotmail requires correct date and time.

Website Malfunction

You may not be able to sign in due to problems other than correct credentials. Some of which may be the following.

  • Internet connection problems which can be solved by contacting your internet service provider
  • An antivirus software or firewall that is blocking access to a list of websites in which MSN mail may be included. Resolve this by going to the firewall settings and removing this specific website from the list.
  • Sometimes the website itself is not working from its end. This may be due to a coincidence of a very high number of users accessing it at the simultaneously or the website may be under the process of being updated. The solution to this is to wait and let the website get back to work on its own.


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