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What is Hotmail?
Founded in 1996, Hotmail was one of the world’s first webmail services, allowing users to access email accounts via an internet browser. The service, which is owned by Microsoft, has been officially known as Outlook.com since 2013, and remains one of the most popular free email services available, with around 400 million active users.
At the time of the transition to the Outlook.com, existing Hotmail account holders retained access to their Hotmail email address, while also being offered the chance to have an @outlook.com email address with the same username. New users have the option of registering for either an @outlook.com or @hotmail.com email address.
Today, the service is available in over 100 languages and is accessible via web browsers, dedicated mobile apps or through various third-party applications. Despite the re-brand, it is often still referred to by the Hotmail name.
Hotmail Create Account – How Do I Sign Up For a Hotmail Email Account?
The Hotmail sign up form can be accessed from the main Outlook.com or Hotmail.com homepage. After the page has loaded, click on the ‘Create Account’ button in the top right hand corner of the screen.
In the first box, choose your username, which will then serve as the prefix for your email address. Then use the downward arrow to the right of the field to select whether you want an @outlook.com or @hotmail.com email address. If you choose Hotmail, your email address will be [username]@hotmail.com.
Next, enter your desired password in the second field. Deselect the box marked ‘Send me promotional emails from Microsoft’ and then click ‘Next’. On the page that follows, enter all of the requested personal information, such as your name, date of birth, phone number and location, then follow the instructions to complete the setup process.
Once you have completed the sign up, you will be able to access your email address. It is worth noting that if your chosen username is already being used by someone else, you will be prompted to select a different one instead.
Hotmail Sign In – How Do I Log In to My Hotmail Email Account?
Once you have an active account, the Hotmail login process is fairly straight forward. Much like with the Hotmail sign up process, this too can be carried out by visiting either the Outlook.com or Hotmail.com URLs. From that page, click on the ‘Sign In’ button, enter your email address or phone number in the box provided and click ‘Next’.
Then, enter the password you chose during the sign up process and click ‘Next’ again to gain access to your account. It is important to remember that your password is case sensitive, so you need to enter upper and lower case letters in precisely the same way as you did when you signed up for the account. For this reason, if you are using a computer keyboard, you should ensure that both the CAPS LOCK and NUM LOCK are switched off.
If you have forgotten your password, the site has a built-in password reset function. Simply enter your email address as normal, click ‘Next’ and then instead of entering your password, click on ‘Forgot My Password’ instead. From there, follow the instructions to reset your password and regain access to your email account.
Should you continue to experience problems when logging in, double check that you are entering the right information, including your full email address. If it still does not work, you could try resetting your password. You might also want to try clearing your browser data, or using a different browser entirely, before trying again.