How to Add Hotmail Email to Mac

Hotmail email is quite popular. As many people have been using it for email for over thirty years,  it was one of the original email services! After launching in the late 1990s, Microsoft bought it and eventually rebranded it to Outlook/Live email. Unfortunately, the Hotmail and Live interface is full of ads, so it makes it harder to focus on your email. Microsoft offers an ad-free option, but many people just want a simple email service without needing to pay for anything.



How to Add Hotmail Email to Spike for Mac

Spike offers free personal email on its email app without ads, so it’s the perfect way to use Hotmail email on Mac. The first step you need to take is to download Spike from the Mac App Store. Once you have it installed, launch the app by opening your Applications folder, or by searching for Spike in Spotlight (CMD + Space).

  1. When you first launch the Spike app, you’ll see a sign-in screen.

  2. Enter your Hotmail email address in the Add Account window. Spike will then ask for your password. If you get an error that your password doesn’t work, you will need to generate an app-specific password for Spike.

  3. Over at our Help Center, we have a simple guide for creating an app-specific password for Hotmail. Enter your Microsoft account’s Security screen and head to Advanced Security Options.

  4. Scroll down until you see App Passwords. Then select Create a new app password. Your new App Password will appear on screen.

  5. Once you have that new password, head back to Spike to continue adding your Hotmail email using the App-Specific password. Once you have it added, you’ll enjoy an ad-free Hotmail email experience on your Mac.