in to check my e-mail it asks me for my passport and it is very
Well, I can tell you how to delete it, but you don’t really want to.
Passport is how Hotmail identifies you. It may be annoying, but it’s required
if you want to read your email.
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Passport is Microsoft’s user identification system. It was originally
planned as a single-login that could be used by all sorts of web sites – login
once, and you’d have access to all of the websites that use Passport.
Unfortunately today it’s mostly only Microsoft sites that use it. As a result
Passport is how you login to Hotmail, MSN Instant Messenger, MSN’s web site and
other MSN sites.
So without a Passport account, you have no way to login to your Hotmail. In
effect your Passport is your Hotmail account.
It is a little confusing, and perhaps that’s one reason why Passport never
really took off.
The bottom line is that I don’t think you really want to delete your
passport, because if you did, you’d be deleting your ability to login to your
Hotmail or MSN Messenger account.
If you really, truly want to delete your passport, well, those are
the the same instructions as deleting your Hotmail account –
because that’s what you’ll be doing.
However, if I can infer from your frustration, perhaps you’re really
experiencing one of the many problems that people are having logging in to
Hotmail – it may look like Passport, but that’s the way you login to
Hotmail. This previous article, How do I resolve my
MSN Hotmail sign in problems? is probably what you really want. There are,
sadly, a lot of things that can affect whether or not you can log in to
Hotmail. That article includes a fairly lengthy list of things to check and
things to try.