Having the need to create a secondary email address, you have decided to rely on Hotmail. Since a long time has passed since you last used the famous Microsoft email service, however, you haven’t been able to figure out how to get a new email address and, above all, if the service in question still exists. For this reason, you did some research on the web to get more information about it and you ended up straight on this guide of mine.
If this is indeed the case, let me tell you that you have come to the right place at the right time. In fact, with today’s guide, I will explain to you how to create hotmail emails showing you all the information necessary to succeed in your intent. First of all, it will be my concern to provide you with some preliminary information regarding the service in question which, I anticipate already now, is still available albeit with a different name. Subsequently, you will find the detailed procedure for obtaining a new email with the Hotmail extension, proceeding both from a computer and from smartphones and tablets.
If you agree, I would therefore say not to waste any more precious time and see together how to proceed. Make yourself comfortable, carve out five minutes of free time to devote to reading the next paragraphs and carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you. Trying to put them into practice from the device of your choice, I assure you that creating a new Hotmail email address will really be child’s play. Let it bet?
Email Hotmail no longer exists?
Before getting to the heart of this tutorial and explaining it to you in detail how to create hotmail emailsit is necessary to make a dutiful initial premise.
Contrary to what many think, namely that theHotmail email no longer existsyou should know that it is still possible to create an email address with this extension.
Although the service in question launched by Microsoft in the mid-nineties has been replaced by outlook.com and for some time now it has no longer been possible to obtain a new email with the @hotmail.it extension, years after the “closure” of Hotmail it is still possible to open an email box by choosing the suffix @hotmail.com.
Furthermore, it will be useful to know that there are no particular differences compared to when it was possible to create an email on MSN Hotmail and, later, on Windows Live Hotmail. Indeed, it is possible to obtain a free mailbox (now with 15 GB of storage space) simply by specifying the name to be assigned to the email address and creating a password to be used to access the mailbox in question.
Even to access Hotmail the procedure remains almost the same: in addition to the possibility of accessing the mailbox via browser, now by connecting to the official Outlook.com site, it is possible to configure Hotmail in one of the main e-mail programs.
For information, I would like to point out that it is now also available Outlook Premiumthe paid version of Outlook.com which not only allows you to increase the security and storage space of your e-mail box (up to 50 GB) but also to obtain dedicated support in case of problems and to create an email box associated with the Hotmail box.
Outlook Premium is included in Microsoft 365, the subscription service that allows you to download and use all the applications of the Office package on Windows and macOS, as well as on Android and iPhone/iPad devices, with updates to subsequent major releases. In addition, it allows you to increase the storage space on OneDrive and get minutes of conversation on Skype. Is everything clear so far? Well, then let’s get to the action.
How to create Hotmail emails from computer
After the necessary initial premise, you are ready to create hotmail emails from computer. The procedure is simple and fast and your new e-mail box will be active and ready to use in just a few minutes.
To proceed, then connected to the main page of Outlook.com, click on the button Create a free account and, first, enter the name of the email address you intend to create (e.g. your name and surname) in the field New e-mail address.
Once this is done, click on the icon arrow pointing downselect the extension @hotmail.com in the appropriate drop-down menu that appeared on the screen and click on the button After youto check the availability of the chosen email address.
If you see the message This email address is already assigned to another user, it means that the address in question is already in use and you will necessarily have to choose another one. Then proceed to change the name chosen previously and press the button again After you. If you can’t find a free name, press on the option Choose one of those available to see some email addresses with suffix @hotmail.com that are known to be available.
If none of the chosen names are available and those suggested by the system are not to your liking, you can always evaluate the possibility of creating an Outlook account by choosing one of the other extensions available among @outlook.com And @outlook.it.
If, on the other hand, the chosen name is available, you will see the screen Create a password: then enter the access key you wish to associate with your e-mail box in the field Create passwords, bearing in mind that this must be composed of a minimum of 8 characters, of which at least two must be uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers or symbols. In this regard, my guide on how to make a secure password may be useful for you.
On the same screen, if you wish to subscribe to the Outlook newsletter and receive information and promotional emails, place the check mark next to the item I would like to receive information, tips and offers about Microsoft products and services and click the button After you.
Once this is done, enter yours first name And surname in the appropriate fields, press the button again After you and, in the new screen that appears, select yours Country of Residence using the appropriate drop-down menu. Then enter your date of birth in the fields Day, Month And Yearclick on the button After you twice consecutively and select the figure request among those visible on the screen, to verify your identity and create your new Hotmail email.
At this point, on the screen Stay connected?press on the option of your interest between Yes or No depending on whether or not you intend to keep access to your e-mail account active, so as not to repeat the access procedure every time. Note that regardless of the choice you make, you can log in and out of Outlook at any time.
Finally, as I have already anticipated in the initial lines of this guide, I point out that you can read Hotmail mail simply by accessing Outlook.com or by configuring your mailbox on Microsoft Outlook, the email management software included in the Office package. Alternatively, you can access Hotmail without Outlook by relying on any other email client, including free programs Mail And Mail available, respectively, on Windows 10/Windows 11 And macOS.
How to create Hotmail emails from smartphones and tablets
How do you say? Would you create Hotmail emails from smartphones and tablets? In that case, both to create and to manage your Hotmail mailbox, you can use the app Microsoft Outlook for Android devices (if you have a smartphone without Play Store, you can download it from an alternative store) and iPhone/iPad.
After downloading Outlook from your device store and starting the app in question, press the button Create new account (on Android also select the option Create a new email address) and enter the name of the email address you want to create in the field New e-mail address.
Once this is done, click on the icon arrow pointing downselect the extension hotmail.com in the drop-down menu that appeared on the screen and tap the button After youto check the availability of the chosen email address.
At this point, if you see the message This email address is already assigned to another user, it means that the address in question is already in use and you will necessarily have to choose another one. If, on the other hand, the screen is shown to you Create a passwordthe chosen address is available and you can proceed with the creation of the relative access password, by entering it in the field Create passwords (minimum 8 characters, of which at least two must be uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers or symbols).
Then choose whether to activate the Outlook newsletter by placing a check mark next to the item I would like to receive information, tips and offers about Microsoft products and servicestap the button After you and, in the new screen that appears, enter your data in the fields First name And Surname.
After pressing on the button again After youalso specify yours Country of Residence and yours date of birth in the appropriate fields, tap the button After you twice consecutively and press on figure indicated on the screen, in order to verify your identity and prove that you are not a robot.
Finally, wait for the creation of your new mailbox to be completed, press the button After youchoose whether or not to send diagnostic data on the use of the app by pressing the option you prefer between Accept And Decline and tap on the item Continue in Outlookto complete the registration and access your new e-mail box.
In addition to being able to read received messages and send new ones directly from the Microsoft Outlook app, you can also do it using any other email app. In this regard, my guides on how to configure Hotmail on Android and iPhone may be useful.