How Do You Create a Hotmail Account?

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To create a Hotmail account, go to and click on Sign Up Now. On the sign-up form that appears, enter the required information, such as your name, email address, date of birth and gender. Next, review the Microsoft Services Agreement and the privacy statement, then click on Create Account.

To finish creating the account, check for a message in the email address that you used to register for the account. The Microsoft account team should send the message, but in case it isn't there, click on Resend Email in the account setup page. Once you've located the email, open it, and click on the link provided to verify your email address. Your new account is then ready for use.

Microsoft replaced Hotmail with Outlook, so the resulting account is an Outlook account. If you wish to send and receive email using an Outlook email address, create an alias. The alias uses the same inbox, contact list and account settings as the current email address that you are signed in with. You can create multiple aliases for the same account. You can also sign in to your Microsoft account using any of the aliases, as they all share the same password.