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How to Sign Up to Outlook.com

Outlook.com is the free 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 features, such as 7 GB 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 Sign up now:

Creating Your Account

In addition to your personal details, you will need to select a Microsoft account name (your future email address) and password:

Finalize the Creation of Your Account

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

In the page that opens, click Continue to Inbox:

Your new mail account is now ready:

Account Recovery

Should you forget your password or your account get compromised, you can easily recover it by answering your secret question that you have set. Other recovery methods can be conducted via text message or an alternate email address.

Learn More About Outlook.com

Here are a couple of tips that can help you to have the best experience using 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

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Import or Export Your Contacts

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