Auto Login to Hotmail using Windows Live Messenger from Internet Explorer

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Few of us like to use Internet Explorer just because of some default functions. Although IE is not that user friendly, it’s a Microsoft product and hence pretty compatible with other Microsoft products. If you are a Hotmail user and try logging into it from Windows Live Messenger by clicking on ‘Open Your e-mail Inbox‘, IE will get you logged in automatically. But in case of other default browser, you face auto login problems and have to re-enter your Hotmail ID and Password manually in order to login to your mailbox.

All web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, NetScape are somewhat compatible with Windows Live Messenger and clicking on the mail icon, it will take you to your email page, but that page will ask you to enter your login details such as Windows Live ID and Password. Since Internet Explorer (IE 6, IE 7 & IE 8) is a part of Windows Live Sign-In, it automatically gets you signed in if you are logged in to your Windows Live ID using MSN Messenger. However, we can manually do some tweak to get automatically logged in to Hotmail account, without providing user ID and password again, no matter if you have kept a default web browser other than IE.

Hotmail in IE, is a small utility that you can use to force all Windows Live Messenger links to open in Internet Explorer, bypassing the default web browser rule.

hotmail in ie

This small utility does not require any installation from end user’s part. Simply double click on it and set Internet Explorer as your messenger mail button browser. Once you are done, hit the Done button and all your Hotmail links will now open in IE, over driving your default web browser settings.

In this way you can have two different default web browsers, IE for Hotmail from Windows Live Messenger and any other browser for all other works. This utility supports all 32-bit and 64-bit systems of Windows Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Download Hotmail in IE

Soumya is the admin and founder of Techcular. He loves to discover and learn new things on Internet. You can find him writing on his personal blog few times.

6 Comments to Auto Login to Hotmail using Windows Live Messenger from Internet Explorer

  1. thx for replying so quick. but i'm still quite blur and i don't know how to do what you just said. so how do i change it back? do u mind telling me step by step?

    • Download Hotmail in IE >> Run it >> Click "Default Web Browser" under "Messenger Mail Button Browser" option >> Click "Done".

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