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Hotmail Account Sign Up | Create Hotmail Account

Last Updated: 22nd May 2018

A single Hotmail account grants you access to so many Microsoft services like Office, OneDrive, Xbox, OneNote & Skype among others. And when you find that it takes time less than what it takes to finish an apple and process is as swift as 1, 2, and 3 then there remains no reason to not have one!

Hotmail Account Sign Up

Hotmail has been replaced by Outlook and Live by Microsoft however you can still sign up for "@hotmail.com" suffix holding email account.

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    Just type any of these in you address bar: https://hotmail.com or https://live.com or https://outlook.com. A screen like below will appear asking you to input your account username. But since you don't have one yet, so hit "Create One!"

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    A screen like this will appear. Just fill the form step-by-step as shown below.

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    Provide you first and last name. It will become your account title and email receivers will identify you by this name for all the emails you send.

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    Now select a username. Choose it wisely - not too long, as shorter email address is easier to remember by people you give your email to.

    Since Hotmail is an old service so most username have already been taken by other people so be creative in your selection.

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    Important part is that you select Hotmail from drop box as shown below, since you want to create a Hotmail account instead of Outlook account.

    Now comes the password. Not to mention, choose a strong password containing letters, numbers, and characters. Weak password puts you at risk of brute force password hack. Reenter it again in second box to confirm it.

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    Select you country of origin.

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    Now, provide your age. Good part is that unlike Gmail, where there is 13 years minimum age limit to have an account, there is no age limit on having a Hotmail account. So Kids, Rejoice!

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    Select you gender. Don't want to mention? Just select "Not Specified".

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    Now select your country code and give phone number. In case of a hacking attempt or if you lose/forget you password, Hotmail will send you code at your phone to recover your account. So it is mandatory.

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    For same reason as phone number, an alternate email address is required. But if you don't have one yet, just provide one of your trusted friend/family members' email ID.

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    As a last part, fill the Captcha code. It is to verify that you are a human and not a programmatic robot making fake accounts.

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    Bottom line is a check box. Now it is at your disposal to check it if you want promotional offers from Microsoft. But recommended is to uncheck it.

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    At last, hit "Create Account" and you are all done!

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    As soon you hit "Create Account" button, you are proceeded to this welcome screen. This marks that you have successfully signed up for a new Hotmail account. Click the arrow at right to proceed.

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    You will be asked to set your language and time zone. Set it accordingly and click the right arrow.

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    Now you will set a collection of 50 themes you get for free. Themes make account look cool. Without any theme an email account looks boring. Select whatever theme you like - usually dark colors look good.

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    At the end select a signature style. This signature will automatically be appended at end of every email message you send. If this is your formal account, select "Business", else select others. If you don't want to have any, select "OFF". Hit arrow at right to proceed.

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    And you are almost there! Greeted by this message, just hit "Let's Go!

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    Your mail box will load as below.

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    And you will see this message, read it and press "Got it".

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    Congratulations! You have completed the sign up and welcome to your new Hotmail account. You may notice at top left "Outlook" is written instead of Hotmail. This is because Outlook is now new Hotmail. It's lightning fast with many specialties that old Hotmail lacked.

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Not only email, but this account lets you access other services like:

Services Accessible via Hotmail Account

  1. Skype

    Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your mobile, computer or tablet.

  2. Xbox

    Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft. It represents a series of video game consoles developed by Microsoft, with three consoles released in the sixth, seventh, and eighth generations respectively.

  3. Microsoft Word

    World's most popular application, Microsoft Word or MS-WORD (often called Word) is a graphical word processing program that users can type with. It is made by the computer company Microsoft. Its purpose is to allow users to type and save documents. Similar to other word processors, it has helpful tools to make documents.

  4. OneNote

    OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network.

  5. OneDrive

    OneDrive is Microsoft's service for hosting files in the "cloud", that's available for free to all the owners of a Microsoft account. OneDrive offers users a simple way to store, sync and share all kinds of files, with other people and devices on the Web. Previously it was named SkyDrive.

Above are just a handful of most popular services by Microsoft that need a Hotmail account. However, there are literally dozens of other services whose access is granted to you if you have a Hotmail account. Still don't have one? Sign up now!

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