How to Create a Hotmail Account in 2023 (Full Guide)

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Quick guide to Create a Hotmail Account. It is both fast and easy. Please find the required steps and the advantages provided by this mailbox in the following article.

First, let us learn a little bit about Hotmail’s history.

Outlook / Live / MSN

MSN was launched on August 24 1994 by Microsoft. Even after evolving over the years, Microsoft always kept their trademark: Messenger.

Indeed, MSN changed name multiples times. It was originally named Hotmail, it then became Windows Live Mail before finally transforming into Outlook.

However, the given name doesn’t matter much. It is important to note that other than messaging MSN also allows you to access the daily important news.

Why create a Hotmail email address?

Hotmail gives you access to a Free email address. You then have the possibility to access it from anywhere.

Furthermore, your emails security is guaranteed by Microsoft thanks to anti-viruses, anti-spams and anti-phishing tools. But you can find how to increase the security of your Hotmail Account on our blog.

In addition, The Hotmail inbox allows you to connect from any Windows Live ID Website. You just need username and password, and you can access to Microsoft products:  Hotmail, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox Live or Outlook.Com and much more…

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Besides, create your Hotmail account is free and reveals to be very beneficial, whether you are particular or a professional.

How to sign up with Hotmail?

Since Hotmail became, it has become less obvious to create an account. In fact, if you already have an internet address, or, you’ll be automatically redirected to the address

In other words, the one that leads to the new Outlook version of the Hotmail mailbox.

How to create a Hotmail/ Outlook Account step-by-step.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Create a free account” button at the bottom that will lead you to the signup page.
  3. You will then have the choice of your domain name, namely,
Sign up with Hotmail
  1. Enter an Email Id and Password that would be used to access to Hotmail.
  2. Then, choose if you wish to see Microsoft’s promotion over emails or not by checking the box.
create a password to create Hotmail account
  1. Then fill your Name, date of birth, gender, phone number in case you forget your password, place of residence… Of course, Hotmail has guaranteed the protection of your data.
  2. Microsoft will probably ask you to confirm that you’re not a robot by entering the characters you see.
Captcha to create a Hotmail account
  1. Click and confirm your application which will be the last step to get the Hotmail account.

    Verification will be sent to you through text or email which will ensure that your Hotmail account is created and is in safe hands.

To Read: If you have other issues with Hotmail feel free to consult our Hotmail’s Beginner’s Guide

How do I set up my Hotmail account after creating it?

Once your Hotmail account is created, you need to set it up in order to receive emails:

  1. Open your inbox
  2. Click on “Options” at the top right
  3. Select “More options”
  4. Open “Account management” then click on “Receive and send messages from other mailboxes”
  5. Click on “You can receive mails from these accounts” then on “add another email address”
  6. Click on “Advanced options” then complete the required information (address, username, Hotmail password, etc.)
  7. Verify that the box “This server requires a secured connexion (SSL)” is not ticked and the port should be 110
  8. Select “Leave a copy of my messages on the server” in order to read your messages on Outlook or other mailboxes.
  9. Click on “Next”
  10. Choose the folder that will hold all your incoming messages.
  11. Click on “Save”

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