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Hotmail Sign Out: completely log out of Hotmail and *remain* signed out

When you sign in to your Hotmail account, you'll remain logged in for a while, regardless of the login options you picked; after a period of inactivity, Hotmail will automatically log you out, and display the following message if you (for example) try to check for new emails: "Please refresh your browser window. When you access your Windows Live Hotmail account from one than one computer, we ask you to sign in again to help keep your account private and secure."

Automatic Hotmail log out and sign out option Hitting the F5 key on Windows / Command+R on Mac will log you back in, so you are in fact not really logged out: this tutorial explains how to completely sign out of your Hotmail account.

Manually sign out of Hotmail

Log out by clicking on the Hotmail Sign Out link Simply closing the browser window will not necessarily log you out of your Hotmail account: this depends on the sign in options you chose at login time (like remembering your email address and/or password, etc.) Follow these steps to completely logout of Hotmail, and prevent someone else from accessing your emails from that computer later on:

This is all it takes to completely sign out of Hotmail, and remain logged out from your account. This is how you should logout when you are using Hotmail from a public computer, for example, at school, work, or the library. Depending on the browser you are using, it may "remember" your email address through a feature called "AutoComplete":

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Tutorial last updated on May 15, 2012
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