How to Sign-Up to Outlook.com

October 2016


Outlook.com is the free new email service offered by Microsoft. It combines the best features of Outlook email client software and Hotmail/MSN to give you access to a wide array of novelty features, such as 7GB of free storage space on OneDrive to store and share your files with other people, the ability to send large file attachments (up to 20 MB) and much more. This is the step by step tutorial to get started on Outlook.com

How to create an Outlook.com account

Connecting to Outlook.com

To create an account on Outlook.com simply go to login.live.com and click on the Sign up now link:

Creating your account

Beside your personal details you will need to fill in the below information:

Microsoft account name - this will be your email address (username@outlook.com).
Password - A combination of letters and number. Your password must not contain your first name:

If you need help selecting a good password, please read our article: How to create a good password.

Account recovery

Account Recovery method - Should you forget your password or your account get compromised, you can easily recover it by answering to a secret question. Other recovery methods are also available:
By phone: Should you need to reset your password, a text message will be sent to the registered phone number
Alternate e-mail address: All the necessary information to reset your password can be emailed to a secondary address.

Finalize the creation of your account

Fill in the CAPTCHA and click on I accept to finalize the creation of your account:



In the page that opens, click on Continue to Inbox:

Your new mail account is ready:

Learn more about Outlook.com

Here are a couple of tips that can help you to make an optimal use of Outlook.com:

Outlook.com for your mobile devices

Configuring Outlook.com on your iPhone
Get Outlook.com for Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Configuring POP or IMAP

Outlook.com - Configuring POP
Outlook.com - Configuring IMAP

Customizing Outlook.com

How to rename your email address in Outlook.com
How to create a signature in Outlook.com
How to change your password in Outlook.com
How to recover deleted emails in Outlook.com
How to delete duplicate contacts in Outlook.com
How to create vacation replies in Outlook.com
How to create an alias in Outlook.com

Import or export your contacts

How to import contacts in Outlook.com
How to backup your contacts in Outlook.com

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