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How to Create New Hotmail Account

Updated February 21, 2017

Windows Live Hotmail is a web-based e-mail service developed by Microsoft. Hotmail features a SmartScreen spam filter, the abilty to edit and view Word documents from the email application and unlimited storage capacity. Hotmail is a free service and you can sign up for a single or multiple Hotmail accounts directly from the Windows Live Hotmail home page.

Go to the Hotmail.com home page.

Click the "Sign up" button.

Enter the Hotmail e-mail address you want to use and click the "Check availability" button to see if your desired e-mail address is available.

Enter and confirm the password you want to use to access your Hotmail account.

Enter you name, country, state, Postcode, gender and birth year. Enter the displayed security code and click the "I Accept" button to create your new Hotmail account.

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