Opening a new Hotmail account

The following are the steps you need to follow to sign up or create a new Hotmail account.

  • Click on the link or to get access to the Hotmail sign in page.
  • As you do not have a Hotmail username and password, you should look for the “No account? Create one” option at the bottom of this page and click on it.
  • You will instantly be directed to the Microsoft One Account ‘create an account’ page.
  • On his page, you will find a detailed pre-defined form that you need to fill to sign up for a new Hotmail email account.
  • All the fields are important and needs the correct answers. So, be careful when entering the details in all the fields.


  • The first field is for your first and last name.
  • The next field is very important and it is for the username. This will be the name that you will be identified with on Hotmail by your contacts. Enter a username that has your name on it with some numbers. The username has to be followed by a domain name and since you are opening a Hotmail account, it has to be something like this
  • The next text field is for the Hotmail password. Enter a strong password with minimum of 8 alphanumeric and special characters mixed password.
  • The next text field is to re-enter the password to make sure that there is no mistake in creating a password.
  • The next text fields require a few personal details. You should enter your correct country/region, birth date details, and gender and country code in the respective type boxes.
  • After this, move the cursor to the next type box which asks for your phone number. Enter your active mobile phone number as Microsoft will be contacting you with a code on this phone during a password recovery or reset process.

  • There is also a text field for an alternate email address. It can be used to recover your Microsoft account login details.
  • The final option is to fill in the CAPTCHA code that you see in the bottom half of the page. Enter the characters exactly the same way you see on the screen. This is done to make sure that you are no robot and a human looking to create a new Hotmail account.
  • If you want, you can tick the check box next to ‘Send me promotional offers from Microsoft.’ Even if you tick this box, you can unsubscribe from getting promotional offers at any time.
  • The last step in the Hotmail account creation process is to click the create account button. This way you can easily create a new Hotmail email account.

By following the above steps, you will be able to successfully create Hotmail account and with its account details, you can sign into many of the other web based services that Microsoft offers like Skype, OneDrive, Microsoft Store, Microsoft Office, OneNote, Xbox Live, etc. If you are looking to sign up for a new email account, then choosing Hotmail in its new avatar as will offer you everything that you need in an email service. Hotmail is in fact the old email service started on the internet. It has been in operation for 2 decades now and there are millions and millions of people from all over the globe using Hotmail as one of their email services. With Microsoft is taking over the Hotmail email service, it has gone through a lot of updates and now has been a feature rich email service. Even though Hotmail is now changed to, you can still use and create a Hotmail email account. The procedure to create a new Hotmail account and the process to sign into the Hotmail account is discussed in this article in detail.

The other things that you will come across on the page are given below.

Sign in option

If you have created a Hotmail email account, then sign in process is very easy.

  • Open a web browser window and visit
  • On the landing page, enter your username and password that was used to create a Hotmail account in the respective fields. Ensure that you enter your full email address in the option for email or phone.
  • You can even sign in to your Hotmail inbox by entering your phone number in the first type field on the page.
  • Ensure that you enter the password without any mistakes. Be sure that the caps lock is turned off when typing the password as the password is case sensitive.
  • After you have correctly typed in the details needed for both the text fields, click on the sign in blue button to get access to the Hotmail inbox.

14Keep me signed in

This is a very useful option you can use if you are accessing your Hotmail inbox using a private computer. By choosing this option, you do not have to key in the Hotmail account login credentials every time you want to access your inbox. Just typing the hotmail web address in the address bar of the web browser will take you directly to your inbox. The following is the procedure to activate the option.

  • Visit the website. In the Hotmail sign in page, you need to enter your username and password in its respective fields.
  • After that, you should tick the check box next to the ‘keep me signed in’ option.
  • Then click on the sign in option. The feature will get activated.

Forgot my password

  • Open the Microsoft account page and click on ‘forgot my password’ option.
  • You will be visiting the why you have trouble signing in page and here choose the option ‘I forgot my password’.
  • You will be taken to the account recovery page where you first need to type your Microsoft email address. Then you will see the CAPTCHA characters on your screen that has to be typed correctly in the box and then click next option.
  • The subsequent page will be asking you how you would like to receive the security code. Choose the option you want and then click next option.
  • You will get a code in the chosen option, either as a text on your phone or as an email to your secondary email address. Get the code and enter it in the space provided to give you access to create a new password.
  • In the password creation page, enter the new password and re-enter it once more in the respective type fields and click Next to complete creating a new password.

With your username and the new password, you can log in to your Hotmail email account.

Sign in with a single-use code

15If you do not like remembering password, then you can choose the option of signing into your Hotmail account using a single-use code option. The following is the process to generate the single-use code.

  • Visit the Hotmail sign in page and choose the “sign in with a single-use code” option.
  • On the landing page, you will find type fields for the email address and your phone number with the country code option.
  • Enter the email address, then choose the country code from the drop down list and finally type your phone number in the respective fields.
  • Choose the ‘text me the code’ option. You will receive the code on your phone. Enter it in the space provide for the code on the landing page and click on sign in to access your Hotmail inbox.

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