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Hotmail - Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world. When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective upper casing.

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How can my son access his hotmail from my computer?

He should be able to access using their web mail system. Just open a web browser to the MSN web page and then he can log in using his hotmail account details.

With web mail, he can access his emails anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection.

Jul 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have been trying to reach my home computer to check my e-mail at e-mail address raymondthoma@sbcglobal.net but I can't get any response.

You can access your e-mail from any computer anywhere in the world that has Internet access using the WEB mail access. You do not have to use your home computer.
Open a browser and type your service provider's WEB address, in this case -
Then click on Mail or WEB mail enter your login and password to access your e-mail.

Jan 26, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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want to set up my hotmail account onto new computer. can you tell me the steps please

Hotmail is a web based mail service - you don't need to install it on your computer.

If the computer has web access, type http://www.hotmail.com in the search bar and login normally. Any computer (doesn't matter if its a PC or MAC), anywhere (o.k. maybe not some regions of China).

Feb 27, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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I've been phished by email, using hotmail, and it has wiped all my contacts from my email address book. Is there any way of recovering these?

If you have been using the web interface to access your Hotmail e-mail, then your contacts are likely lost, unless you have a backup copy on your PC. If you ever exported them from Hotmail, then you can import them back into Hotmail.

There is also a small chance that if you contact Hotmail support, they might be able to restore them if they have a backup copy and you explain your situation; however, it's unlikely that they will spend the time to do so.

If you have been accessing your e-mail via an e-mail client on your desktop, like Outlook or Outlook Express, then there is a chance that you might be able to restore them from the web interface via the Export function.

Good luck.

Jul 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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