Hotmail is a web-based email service on the Internet that allowed users to access their inbox, across PCs, iPads, and Smartphones. It was launched in the year 1996 by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. But, in the year 1997, it was purchased by Microsoft and later in the year 2012it was renamed as Outlook.
Though today the Hotmail does not exist, if you write hotmail.com in the URL it will redirect you to the outlook.com. Microsoft has not asked the users to change their old email ids with *******@hotmail.com to ********@outlook.com. But, even when the user login with the old email id they have a new Outlook interface.
In this section, we will discuss the steps to create an account on Hotmail.
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 the 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 the “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.
So, this is all about the steps to create an account in Hotmail. Hope this content is useful. Keep reading.