How to Create an Email Address at Hotmail.com

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Hotmail was one of the first Web-based e-mail programs. It is one of many available for free on the Internet, and competes with Gmail, AOL and Yahoo, among others. A Web-based e-mail system allow you to send and receive e-mail messages from any computer, anywhere, as long as that computer is connected to the Internet. To get a Hotmail e-mail address, you must first create a Hotmail account, which is free and takes only a few minutes.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to Hotmail.com.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Sign Up" button.

  3. 3

    Create your desired Hotmail e-mail address and enter it in the Hotmail Address field. Make up something that you, your friends and relatives can easily remember.

  4. 4

    Type in a password and retype the password in the confirmation field. Create a password that has personal meaning to you alone, but is easy for you to remember. For a more secure password, use a combination of numbers and upper- and lower-case letters.

  5. 5

    Fill in an alternate e-mail address so if you forget your Hotmail password, a representative can contact you with password reset information.

  6. 6

    Type in your first and last name, the country in which you live, your zip code, your gender and your birth date.

  7. 7

    Type the visual confirmation code, the unique characters you see next. This proves you are a real human being and not a computer program requesting an account.

  8. 8

    Remove the check from the option box to receive promotions via e-mail if you do not wish to receive them.

  9. 9

    Read the Agreement and Privacy Statement and, if you agree, click on "I Accept."

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