How to Make Hotmail Your Home Page

By Faizah Imani

You have the option of setting up your Windows Live Hotmail account to be accessed directly through your email program, or you can choose to check your email remotely from the Hotmail website. If you like using the remote option but dislike having to type in the Hotmail web address every time you are ready to check your email, you can make the site your default homepage. After doing so, the Hotmail page will automatically open whenever you launch your Internet browser.

Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open your Internet Explorer browser. Select "Tools" from the menu bar. Choose "Internet Options."

Step 2

Look underneath the "General" tab.

Step 3

Delete the URL (website address) that is located inside the box of the top "Home Page" section.

Step 4

Type the Hotmail URL "http://www.hotmail.com" inside of the box as your new home page.

Step 5

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page to save your changes. Click "OK" to close out of "Internet Options."

FireFox

Step 1

Open your FireFox browser. Click "Tools" on the menu bar. Select "Options."

Step 2

Click on the tab labeled "Main" at the top of your "Options" window.

Step 3

Delete the URL that is located inside of the "Home Page" box.

Step 4

Type "http://www.hotmail.com" inside of the box. Be sure that the drop-down menu above the home-page box has the option selected to "Show My Home Page" when FireFox starts.

Step 5

Click the "OK" button at the bottom of your "Options" window to save your settings.