Hotmail was a historic Microsoft e-mail service. It was all the rage until a few years ago, when MSN Messenger was still the most used messaging system in the world. A lot of water has passed under the stitches since then but, even today, although Hotmail has effectively been decommissioned, it is still possible to open an address using its suffix: @hotmail.com. To do this, just connect to Outlook.com — the WebMail platform developed by Microsoft that took the place of Windows Live Mail and, precisely, Hotmail — and follow the simple wizard to create a new account.
If you don’t currently have a Hotmail account yet and want to remedy the situation, you’ve come to the right place at the right time! In the guide you are reading, in fact, I will explain to you in detail how to create a hotmail account both from the computer and from smartphones and tablets. I want to warn you, however, that it’s not exactly the best convenience to operate from a mobile device (and I think it’s superfluous to explain why). In any case, the choice is up to you and that’s why I decided to show you both the PC and mobile procedure.
How do you say? Can’t wait to get started and find out how to create an account on Hotmail? Well, let’s put the talk aside and get straight to the point. Come on: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you. I guarantee you that if you follow the instructions I’m about to give you step by step, you won’t have the slightest problem creating a Hotmail address. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!
How to create a Hotmail account from your computer
Desires create a Hotmail account from your computer? As I told you in the introduction of the guide, this is undoubtedly the most comfortable solution you can adopt to achieve the goal you have set for yourself. All you have to do is connect to the Outlook.com home page using your favorite browser, click on the button to create a new account and fill in the registration form that is offered to you.
To proceed, therefore, click here, to connect to the Outlook.com home page, and press the blue button Create a free account which is placed in the center of the screen. On the page that opens, you should see the box Create accountby which to indicate theemail address you want to create and the related domain (in your case, @hotmail.com).
Then fill in the text field New e-mail address with the first part of the address you want to create — you can use your own for this purpose first name And surnamepart of yours year of birtha your nicknameetc., based on the available addresses — and then presses the button (⌵) placed next to the wording @outlook.com.
At this point, the drop-down menu will open through which you can choose the domain of your new e-mail address. Then select the item hotmail.com and presses the blue button After you located at the bottom right to go to the next step.
You will now be asked to create a password that will protect your account. All you have to do is type the password you want to use to access your email address in the text field Create passwords and then press the blue button After you which is located in the lower right corner of the form Create a password.
When creating a password, take into account the advice I gave you in the guide on how to create secure passwords (use many characters, alternate numbers, letters and symbols, use nonsense words and so on) and keep it in a password manager, such as example 1Passwords or NordPassto avoid losing it.
After that, fill in the form that is proposed to you indicating the various information that is requested of you: fill in the fields First name And Surnamepress the button After youindicates the Country/Region belonging and yours date of birthusing the appropriate drop-down menus and press the button again After you.
Finally, enter the code you see in the image in the text field Enter the characters you seepress the button After you.
Wait a few moments for the e-mail box to be created and in the new welcome screen that appears, press the button (>)set the tongue and the jet lag you prefer to use on your account, press the button again (>)select the theme that you want to set up on your account, press the button once again (>) and select the signature to be used in the emails you send.
Once this step has also been passed, all you have to do is press the button one last time (>) And that’s it. If all went well, the message should appear on the screen [Nome], the configuration is finished! Your new email address is [indirizzo]@hotmail.com.
So press the button Start and start using your account to send and receive emails. In your inbox, there should be a welcome email from the Outlook team explaining some of the main features of the service.
Even if the indications that I have just illustrated were performed from the PC, know that, if desired, you can also use them to create a Hotmail account from the browser you use on your mobile device. For more information on what to do, I suggest you read the following chapter in which I show you in detail how to proceed.
How to create a Hotmail account from smartphones and tablets
To create a Hotmail account from smartphones And Tabletstart the browser you usually use to surf the Internet from your mobile device (eg. Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) and connect to outlook.live.com/owa. So click on the link Create free account which is placed next to the wording Do you want a new account? and, on the page that opens, fill in the text field New e-mail address with the first part of the address you want to create and then press the button (⌵) located next to the wording @outlook.com to select the item hotmail.com from the corresponding menu.
Now press the blue button After you located at the bottom right, choose the password with which to protect your account by typing it in the text field Create passwords and presses the blue button once again After you. At this point, fill in the text fields in the form that is proposed to you, indicating yours first name And surnamepress the button again After you and, in the new page you see on the screen, indicate yours Country/Region and yours date of birth using the appropriate drop-down menus; having done this, press the blue button After you to continue the procedure.
Most of the work is now done. Now you simply have to write the characters you see in the image in the text field Enter the characters you seeso as to demonstrate to Microsoft that you are not a bot and then you have to press the button After you. Then select the user interface language and the jet lag using the appropriate drop-down menus, press on the item Save And that’s it. You are now finally ready to use your Hotmail account.
Even if nobody forbids you to access it directly from the browser, I suggest you consider downloading the Outlook app on your Android or iOS device, so you can have a better user experience. Are you wondering how you can access your account once you install the official Outlook app? It’s not complicated: you simply indicate yours email address (email@example.com) and the relative password access in the appropriate text fields and then press the button Log in.
If you wish, you can go deeper into the subject and find out more in detail how to access Hotmail by consulting the guide I just linked to you. I am sure that this further reading will also be very useful to you.