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How To Create a Hotmail Account

May 2016

Windows Live's Hotmail is a simple way to get a free email address that is accessible from anywhere. Hotmail has the advantage of being free, fast, seldom out of service, and it comes equipped with some great features including a proven antispam system, and robust anti-virus and anti-phishing features. In addition, your Windows Live ID can be used to access Skype, Xbox Live, or any online service offered by a Microsoft (network NET Passport Network) account.

Create a Hotmail Account

Note: As of February 2013, Microsoft accounts have been upgraded to the new Outlook interface. All Hotmail accounts are now accessible via

To create a Hotmail ( account, simply create an account NET Passport, by registering on Live.

Subscribe to Hotmail

Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. Personal information about you will be requested by Microsoft. It is not necessary to fill in all the information fields, if you would prefer your personal data remain confidential. However, if you forget password or lose access to your account, such information can be useful to recover it:

Choosing Your Hotmail Password

When creating your password, we advise that you choose a password that is easy enough for you to remember, yet would be difficult for an outsider to guess. We recommend a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (!@#$). For further tips on how to create a secure password, please see our article on managing and securing your passwords.

Hotmail Identification

Once your Hotmail account has been created, you may test your login by going to the Live homepage and logging in with your new username and password.

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