Hotmail and MSN Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger) are both produced by Microsoft. Luckily, if you already have a Hotmail account, you can use that to sign in to MSN Messenger as well. You can get Hotmail on your phone, as well as merge your other email accounts with it. MSN Messenger offers video and voice chatting, and you can view your Hotmail contacts through it.
Open your Web browser and navigate to the MSN homepage.
Click "Hotmail" at the top of the page.
Enter your Hotmail email address and password in the login boxes.
Click "Sign In" and you will be brought to your Inbox.
Open MSN Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger) on your computer.
Enter your Hotmail Email address and password. You can choose to have the program remember your username and password too.
Click "Sign In" to log in.