How to Create Your Own Email Address at Hotmail or Yahoo

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How to Create Your Own Email Address at Hotmail or Yahoo
Create your own e-mail address in Hotmail or Yahoo!. (e-mail image by Hao Wang from

Microsoft's Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail are two of the most popular e-mail service providers. Both e-mail services offer users their own personal e-mail IDs. To create your own customised e-mail address in either e-mail service, you must first sign up for an account. During the account process you can check to see if your desired e-mail address is still available.

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    Go to

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    Select the "Sign Up" button next to "Don't have a Hotmail account?"

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    Enter in your own e-mail address in the "Windows Live ID" field. Then hit the "Check Availability" button to make sure the name is still available.

  4. 4

    Type in a password, your name, your country, state, zip code, gender, birth year, and enter the Captcha characters displayed in the box.

  5. 5

    Press the "I accept" button to accept the terms and to create your own Hotmail e-mail address.


  1. 1

    Go to ""

  2. 2

    Press the "Sign Up" link under "Don't have a Yahoo ID?"

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    Enter in your personal details such as name, birth date, country, state and postcode.

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    Select your e-mail ID and password. After entering in your Yahoo ID, you can press the "Check" button to make sure it is still available.

  5. 5

    Complete the registration and then select "Create My Account."

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