Have you ever get into a situation when at friend’s house, you have to check mail but first you need to sign out friend’s account? And you do not know about security and password automatic save setting of friend’s PC? Here, you have option of Hotmail Login as guest so that you don’t have to sign out friend’s account that too without leaving any traces of your Hotmail log in activity. But before trying to sign in to Hotmail account from another computer, you must sign out from previous computer if you checked option ‘Remember me’ during sign in. If you are signing as guest from other’s computer, you should always leave the ‘Remember me’ and ‘Keep me signed in‘ options unchecked.
Its not that you can’t log in to Hotmail account from two different computers at a same time but problem may arise, getting pop-up message from Hotmail that you are logged in from another computer and do refresh your browser. Hotmail keeps you logged in for 24 hours automatically or till you ‘Sign out‘ from your account. In case you forgot to log out, automatically you are redirected to account dashboard without having to enter username and password which can be security threat if your computer can be used by others. So, it is better you log out every time after you are done checking and sending mails. If you want other than this, you can make Hotmail session expire automatically so that you don’t get any problems during Hotmail login as guest from other’s computer. For this:
- First, sign in to Hotmail account. If you don’t have an account, create one.
- Then go to ‘Options > Personal > Session Expiration” and choose maximum time frame to keep you logged in and click ‘Ok’.
When you login Hotmail.com as guest from another computer than personal one, you can also login to Hotmail account anonymously so that the traces of activity in that computer is not to be found. To do so you can follow different options according to browser used for net surfing. In Internet Explorer, you can start “InPrivate” browsing mode. In Google Chrome you can open new window in “Incongnito” window (Ctrl+Shift+N) and for Mozilla Firefox user, there is service of “Private Browsing” for safe access without leaving any history or cache to see later.