Most of the active internet users from 1990s are well aware of “Hotmail.com”. But during the early 21st century, when www.Gmail.com took over the market of webmail services the users of www.Hotmail.com became limited and eventually disappeared. But we can imagine many of the old users with a desire to use their old Hotmail accounts or at least switch from the Gmail for a few days. Before getting into the details like how to open/create Hotmail account, etc. let us briefly know about the history of Hotmail.
Hotmail initially founded for mailing services, Hotmail became widely popular. Later Microsoft acquired Hotmail and began to call it as “MSN Hotmail” and later to “Windows Live Hotmail”. The reason why most of the people nowadays are not aware of Hotmail is that it is replaced or officially upgraded to Microsoft Outlook.
Prior to all these happenings, Hotmail suffered a lot of security issues in the late ’90s and competition from Gmail. When Microsoft introduced www.Outlook.com it enabled most of the Hotmail users to freely upgrade to Outlook. So, if you create an Outlook account now you are indirectly creating Hotmail account (as you know earlier) which is a complete suite of webmails, contacts, tasks and calendaring services.
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Though there are many people using their Hotmail addresses, it is not possible to create a Hotmail account now. So, you have to create an Outlook account in order to use the same services as Hotmail now. In fact, even you enter into www.hotmail.com it automatically redirects you to www.outlook.com. The previous users of Hotmail can use their Hotmail ID’s to enter outlook, so I am going to explain to you about “how to sign up an outlook account and how to log in”.
Hotmail Sign up (Outlook Sign up)
The process begins by entering into the Outlook website i.e. www.outlook.com. Now you can look at the option called “Create account” on the right side of the page. Click immediately, for creating a new account. It asks you to enter a new email name with domain ”@hotmail.com” or “@outlook.com” (I advise you to prefer outlook.com for an updated appearance).
After that, create a wise password which is easily memorable and hard to crack by hackers. Don’t share it with anyone as it means you are providing them access to all your crucial details. Down right there appears an option “send promotional mails from Microsoft”, uncheck it if you want to receive any promotional mails. Click ‘next’ and outlook asks you to enter your Username by separating “First name” and “second name”.
Proceeding further, Outlook asks you to select your Country or region and to enter your date of birth, provide the details as required. Click ‘next’ to enter your country’s mobile code and “mobile number”. Now Outlook sends an access code to your mobile number in SMS. Enter the code and press “next” to create yourself a www.hotmail.com / Outlook account. Now Outlook provides you with a tutorial about every minute information regarding ‘how to use outlook’ and other details. Let me provide the bird view of the process above:
- Enter into outlook.com.
- Click on “create account”.
- Enter a preferred email name with domain outlook.com or hotlook.com.
- Now create a password and make sure it is strong.
- Enter your “first name” and “last name”.
- Enter all essential details like country, date of birth and mobile number.
- Enter the access code sent to your mobile to create an outlook account.
- Now your most awaited Outlook or Hotmail account is created J .Use it after watching the tutorial.
Apart from signing up, old users might have been worried that they cannot log in to their accounts again. To login Hotmail account or outlook account, just enter the website www.outlook.com and click on the “Sign in” option. Now enter your old Hotmail address or newly created Outlook email address to use your existing account.
I guess I solved your doubts regarding Hotmail or Outlook in this article. Feel free to comment below if you have any further confusion. Do share this article among your friends and family to make everyone aware of this topic.