How to create a Hotmail Account? Now in this post, we will see how to create a new Outlook account or how to signup Hotmail account. And I will use Windows & a chrome browser here. Now, let create Hotmail account very easy with pictures.
CREATE OUTLOOK/HOTMAIL ACCOUNT – HOTMAIL SIGN UP
The first question that arises is that why should one create a Hotmail/Microsoft account. Why is it required?
- Microsoft has a no.1 of products or devices such as Windows PC, XBox Live, Windows Tablet, Windows Phone etc.
- In all these devices a Microsoft account or ID is required. And once you create a Microsoft account, you can log into different devices with the same id & password. And can enjoy a personalized Windows experience.
Let’s create a new Hotmail account.
Type signup.live.com in the browser, then a new page opens up, You can create a Hotmail account here. Once we fill up this form, our new Hotmail account will be created.
Choose a username here.
- You need to be mindful of a few things here If you already have an email address such as a Gmail or a yahoo address you can use that here.
- If you want a new email address then you can click Get a new email address. A drop-down menu appears. You can create an email address with the domain name @outlook.com or @hotmail.com.
- Let’s type something here such as “johnnyyyaaczz”.Now my email address will become firstname.lastname@example.org. It is notifying me that the address email@example.com is available. If the chosen email id is not available you shall be notified of the same here. In such a situation you can choose an alternate email address.
- You also have the option of choosing @hotmail.com here. And you can also create an email address @hotmail.com. But Hotmail is outdated. So few people use @hotmail.com now.
- Next, we come to the password. The password should be at least characters long and it is case sensitive. Let’s choose a character long password and take note of uppercase and lowercase characters. Choose a password & enter it in the field below.
And here you enter your name in the designated fields.
Choose your country/ region and enter your date of birth particulars.
Enter the captcha text in the field below. The text is quite complicated.
- You can also click on New to obtain new captcha text or click on Audio and you can listen to the captcha in the audio or sound format.
- And you can listen to it and type it in the field. Then let’s type the captcha text in the field. We have typed the captcha in the field.
It is asking us to enter our phone details here. Then let’s enter your phone number. And here you will enter your Country code. Let’s see whether it accepts it or not.
Check your SMS box, you have a messenger from Microsoft.
Enter Microsoft code. Click Next.
And the new account has been created. This is the new email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, you will choose Language and Time Zone. Then make it yours with themes, and Add your signature.
HOW TO USE OUTLOOK/HOTMAIL EMAIL
You can also add a payment option here. Why do we need a payment option here? Then let’s right-click here and see the payment options in a new tab.
- These are the payment options available. In the Windows store, there are a number of apps that are paid or if you download a Windows product you need to pay for it. If you purchase a Microsoft product such as MS Office which has Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access etc you need to make a payment for it.
- You can click on Add payment option and add your credit card or PayPal account. It is not mandatory to add a payment option at this time and you can add it later as well. Let’s close the payment options tab.
And this is our Microsoft email & this is our Inbox. Click on the View Inbox button & we are now in Outlook.com.
And you can also directly type www.outlook.com & access the Inbox. Outlook Inbox features explained here.
- It is informing us that Outlook.com can connect to other services like Skype, Google, Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin and instantly populate the contacts.
- You also receive GB free cloud storage as well in OneDrive.
- In the end, it is telling us that Outlook.com provides you virtually unlimited storage and less spam and it works on your PC, phone, Mac & tablet.
Click on Continue to Inbox. This is the Outlook.com Inbox You can see different folders here.
Of cause, since we have just created, this account it is empty right now.
- Click on New to compose a new email.
- Enter the recipient’s email address, Type the message. Our email has been composed.
- You can click on Save Draft to save the email.
- Click on the Send button to send the email. It is giving us an alert that we are going to send this email without a subject.
- Click on Send Anyway to send the email It is asking us to verify our account to help stop spammers.
- Click on Verify It is informing us that most junk comes from automated programs that can’t solve puzzles like this.
You can easily do this in a few minutes, Please note that while choosing a password choose a slightly difficult password. Of cause, choose a password that is easy for you to remember and difficult for anyone else to guess.
And I hope this post is helpful. Thank you!