How to Create a New Hotmail (Outlook.com) Account for Free
Have a Hotmail email account (Outlook.com) offers many benefits, notably the use of Microsoft services such as online Office.
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In this article we will show you how to create a new account in Hotmail (Outlook.com) free step by step. We will also introduce some important safety tips to keep in mind.
Steps to create an account
You can follow these steps to create an Outlook (Hotmail) email account from any device (mobile or PC) using a browser:
- Fill the form by specifying the email address you prefer (you can choose @outlook.com, @outlook.es, @hotmail.com). Then click Next.
- Assign a password. It must be secure enough to prevent unauthorized access. If possible, use letters, numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, and even symbols.
- Enter your first and last name: Then click Next.
- Enter date of birth.
- Check the captcha Enter the characters you see in the picture and click “Next”.
This way, your Outlook account is created and you will be taken to your Outlook Inbox, formerly known as Hotmail.
Mobile application (Android, iOS and others)
To create an Outlook or Hotmail account from your mobile phone, you can follow all the processes we just mentioned for the browser. Later, you can sign in from the official Outlook app available on Android and iOS app stores.
These apps will only allow you to log into your Outlook email as you won't be able to create an account from the app.
Assign additional contact information
Adding alternative contact information will allow you to recover your account if you lose access. This is a very simple and necessary procedure, follow these steps to complete it.
- Login to the security page your account with this connection.
- Perform identity verification which requests the page.
- Go to "Security Settings...".
- Select option "Add security information» and select one of the available options: this could be a phone number or an email address.
- Check your chosen method using the received security code.
Remember, the more verification methods you add, the better.
Benefits of creating a Hotmail (Outlook.com) account
Just like Google offers some additional benefits when you create a Gmail account, Outlook also has its own benefits which we can mention below:
- Access to the Microsoft office suite onlineyou will be able to edit your documents in the same way as in desktop programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and others).
- Calendar with account integration from Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo! and others.
- Application Availability this will allow you to more easily access your mailbox from your mobile phone.
- Ease for access your Skype account.
- 5 GB free storage in OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service.
- Access to the Windows Storenecessary to download programs if you have Windows 10 or Windows Phone.
- Xbox account.
Now that we've told you the basics of using an Outlook/Hotmail account, it's time for you to explore everything Microsoft has to offer for yourself.
What is a Hotmail account?
hot mailnow called Prospectsis a free email account provided by the company Microsoft. It is one of the oldest email service providers on the Internet, which is why it currently has around 400 million users. It includes various services such as free chat and sending attachments.
How do I access my Hotmail account?
Go to page Login Outlook and enter the email address associated with the account, phone number, or Skype address, then click "Next". Next, enter your password and click "Log in." You can set up an alternative "Keep me logged in" when you open Hotmail again.
How to create a Hotmail account from my mobile phone?
Open in your browser Prospects and go to the option "You do not have an account? Create". Write the user, choose between email addresses: @outlook.com, @outlook.es, @hotmail.com and click the button "Next". Select a password, click "Next" and fill out the form. Then download the app to Android or iOS on your mobile phone.