How to Find Out My Hotmail User ID

by Stephanie Ellen
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There are two parts to an MSN Hotmail account: your username, or User ID, and your email address. Your User ID is assigned to you when you sign up for a Hotmail account and is based on the information you enter at the time of sign-up. When you send an email, your User ID shows up in the "From" field in your recipient's inbox. It is not the same thing as the email address; the format in the "From" field is usually the User ID followed by the email address. You can view your User ID from your Hotmail profile.

Step 1

Sign in to your Hotmail account with your email address and password. Your User ID is not required to sign in to your Hotmail account.

Step 2

Click "Options," located at the upper right of the screen.

Step 3

Click "Personal" and then click "My Profile."

Look for the "First name" and "Last name" text boxes. These are combined to become your User ID.


  • If you want to change your Hotmail User ID, type a new name into the "First name" and "Last name" text boxes and then click "Save."


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About the Author

Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.

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