Hotmail Sign up

Hotmail is the oldest and one of the most popular free email services that you will come across on the internet. This service was established in the year 1996 and had a strong following of people all over the world very soon. In fact, in one year and a few months Hotmail was able to get 8.5 million subscribers from all over the world. Microsoft bought Hotmail in December 1997 and there was no looking back for this free web based email service from then on.

Hotmail grew in popularity every passing day and underwent a lot of changes from time to time to improve the experience that users had while using Hotmail email. Now, Hotmail has been renamed to Outlook.com by Microsoft to offer even better services. Outlook offers you unlimited storage space and also it is integrated with services like Twitter, Skype, Facebook and many others so  that you  do not have to individually log into any of these popular networking sites to access your account.

Opening A Hotmail Account

If you want to open a new Hotmail account, then you will have to open a new web browser and type www.hotmail.com or www.outlook.com in the address bar. You will be directed to the Outlook sign in/ sign up page. Even if you type hotmail web address, you will be directed to outlook web page.

  • Locate sign up option or do not have an account option and click on it. You will now be directed to a new page where you will be asked to fill a few details in order to create a new Hotmail account.
  • The first thing you will be asked to enter is your first and the last name. Please do enter the same in the provided type boxes.
  • You will also be asked to provide your birth date with month and year and gender. Make sure you enter the correct details in the appropriate boxes.
  • The next step you will be asked to give a Microsoft account name which you will use to sign up for your Microsoft account. Remember, when you are creating your Hotmail account, you can use this single user id to access all the services that Microsoft offers on the web.
  • Give a username that you like and choose @hotmail.com in the box provided next to your username option box.
  • Next, you will be asked to type in a strong password. You should make sure that you create a unique password that cannot be easily hacked. The best thing to do is to integrate numbers, alphabets and special characters and make a password that is more than 8 characters long. Remember this password as you will not be allowed to enter your hotmail account without this password.
  • You can reset your password if you lose it. You will have to give your country code followed by your mobile phone number in the spaces provided to get your password texted to you if you miss it.
  • Finally, enter the CAPTCHA code provided and click on submit button to complete the Hotmail sign up process.

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