Hotmail service is one of the first web mail service on the Internet that allowed users to access their inbox, across PCs, iPads, and Smart phones. It was acquired by Microsoft in July 4, 1996 and now it is known as “Outlook”.
The various features of Hotmail are:
- Organization of Messages
- Auto-Completion of Contact Addresses
- Contact Grouping
- Import and Export of Contacts as CSV files,
- Rich Text Formatting
- Rich Text Signatures
- Spam filtering etc.
Steps to Create a Hotmail Account
Step 1: Type “live.com” in the URL, now you will be redirected to hotmail.com.
If you type “hotmail.com” in the URL then also you will be redirected to the same page.
Step 2: In the login page,click on sign up button, in case you are a new user or else sign in using the login credentials viz User Id and password
Step 3: You will have to fill in your personal details in the ” Create an account” page viz. your name, email address of your choice, password, your country, postal code, birthday and gender.
In “User name” either you can select your email id in “hotmail.com” or in “outlook.com” from the drop down list.
Step 4: You need to enter the country code,your phone number (In case you lose your password), an alternate email address, captcha (in order to determine if you are human or machine).
Step 5: After completing the registration procedure, you will be redirected to the welcome page indicating that your account is successfully created. Then click on “Continue to inbox” button.
Step 6: A home page will appear where you can find various sections like “Inbox (it contains the received messages), Junk(Irrelevant messages), Archive(messages which no longer have an everyday use), Drafts(messages are saved in drafts), Sent(delivered messages), Deleted, New folder.