How to Find Out My Hotmail User ID (4 Steps)
By Stephanie Ellen
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.
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.
Click "Options," located at the upper right of the screen.
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."
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.