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How to Open a Hotmail Account?

Hotmail which was formerly known as Windows Live Hotmail is one of the most known and acknowledged online website portal developed by Microsoft.

How to create a Hotmail account on the Android software?

Creating the Hotmail account in the Android software is fairly easy. Android platform is known for being friendly to all apps and providing seamless accessibility to each one of them. These are applications which are useful on the daily basis and Android is the best operating system to use this upon. You will need to install the application on the phone separately; else you can use the browser as well.

  • To create a free account on the android phone, first, make sure that you are provided with a web browser like Google Chrome.
  • Once you have a Google Chrome account, in the search tab type to go the homepage of This takes you to the first page of the website.
  • On the very first page, the user is been asked to either sign in to an already existing account or to sign up or create a new account for free.
  • As the user here would be signing up for the first time then on the home page, select the “Create a new account for free” option.

  • As the user clicks for the option the user is asked to enter the username for the email identification of the user. The mentioned username would be applied in the later created email identification.
  • After entering the username the user is asked to enter a password which allows all alphabets, spaces, and numeric digits but blocks away punctuation marks.
  • After adding the password which should be at least six characters long, the user is asked for his/her personal information.
  • The personal information includes first name, last name, country details and date of birth to assure the person signing up is at least 13 years old.
  • After setting in the personal details the user is asked to type a specific code which appears on the screen to make sure the user signing up is a real person.
  • After setting up the mail account, the user is asked to set its display screen language and the time zone the user exists in. Afterward, on an agreement with the terms of services provided under the barrier of Microsoft and Outlook, a new Hotmail account is created.

It is a webmail service and users access it from any web browser anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, provided the username and password to access the Hotmail account is known. Hotmail is quite old and was the first of the free web services available across the web. It is founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith, which was originally spelled as Hotmail putting emphasis on the HTML in the name.

How to create a Hotmail account on the desktop?

The desktop is one of the best devices to use the Hotmail mailing platform. The interface is designed such as to provide seamless checking of emails and messages that can even be set to enable notifications when the user surfs generally through the computer even. The process for doing the same is fairly simple.

  • Open up the browser in your system and type Hotmail in the search bar above.
  • You will be taken to a Google Search result where the first website is the one which you will need to click on.
  • After that, you will be taken to the website, where you can see two buttons. One stating ‘Create a Free Account’ while the other stating ‘Sign in’.

  • Click on the ‘Create a Free Account’ button and fill the necessary credentials that will be required while creating an account. Make sure that the back – up email which you provide is the one that you may use a quote often and make sure to give a strong password.
  • Following this, click on the steps following that and you are done! You can then send and receive emails through that ID.

So, these were the different steps to open an account in Hotmail. You can open your free today, and make use of the modern and luxurious interface that it provides.

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Hotmail Create an Account

How to register into Hotmail on a desktop?

While Hotmail email addresses are still used by many users, it is no longer possible to create new Hotmail accounts. However, a Microsoft Outlook account provides the same experience and email services that made Hotmail a popular choice. A Microsoft Outlook account can only be created on the Outlook website since this feature is not possible in the Outlook mobile app.

  • Open the Microsoft Outlook website. Go to in your web browser.

  • Click on the Create Account option which is a link at the top-right side of the page.
  • Create your email address. Enter your preferred email name into the ‘New Mail’ text field in the center of the page.
  • Select your email address’ domain ( or by clicking the down arrow on the right side of the ‘New Email’ field and then clicking the domain that you want to use in the drop-down menu.

  • Enter a password that you want to use into the Create Password text field below the ‘New email’ field. Make sure that your password is a combination of letters and numbers.
  • Uncheck the ‘Send me promotional emails from Microsoft’ option if you don’t want to receive product offers from Microsoft. Skip this step if you want to receive promotional emails.
  • Click on the blue ‘Next’ button below the ‘Create Password’ text box. Enter your first name into the First name text field and then type in your last name into the Last name text field.

  • Select the Next option which is a blue button below the text fields. Select the ‘Country/Region’ drop down box, and select your current location. Outlook usually automatically detects this and fills in this information for you.
  • In the birth date field, select the Month box and choose your birth month, and repeat this for the Day and Year boxes.
  • Select the Next button. A list of distorted letters and numbers will appear in a box in the center of the page. Type the content of the box into the ‘Enter the characters you see’ text field. If you want a new code, click on the “New” button. If you want the code read aloud to you, you can select the Audio button.
  • Select the Next button at the bottom of the window. This will create your account as long as the code you entered was correct.

How to sign-in to Hotmail on Android platform?

  • Open the Gmail app.
  • Select the menu icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. Select the Add Account option in the Settings and then click on Exchange and Office 365.
  • Enter your full email address. Tap on the Next option. Enter a password of your choice. Tap the Next button.

Follow the steps according to your account type

  • You may have to ask your IT admin or email provider for server settings and set up your account manually if you want to exchange or other accounts.
  • You may see a Redirect request screen for an Office 365 work or school. Select the OK button. On the incoming server settings screen, change your server to

Follow any prompts that you receive for security or device permissions, sync settings, and more.

  • If you have an Office 365 work or school account, you may be asked to confirm Remote Security Administration and approve additional security measures.
  • In such cases, select the OK option or Activate.
  • Go to the inbox that you just set up.
  • Open the email that says ‘Action Required to Sync Email’.
  • Tap on the Use Another Mail app Instead.
  • If you do not receive this message and your emails are syncing, skip this step.
  • Pull down the Android notification bar by swiping down from the top of the screen. If you receive a notification that reads ‘unable to sync calendar and contacts, select that option.
  • Tap on the Allow icon to give access. If you don’t see a sync error, verify that your calendar and contacts are syncing.
  • If you are unable to add your email account to the Gmail app, try the Manual Setup steps.
  • Select the Manual setup in the Gmail app. Set up email as IMAP or POP.

Advantages of Hotmail

  • Personal Folders that enable you to group emails by their type for your convenience.
  • More File Compatibility where you can download, edit and upload a document again on the cloud without formatting it.
  • Linked to Facebook so that you can chat with your friends on your Facebook friend list.
  • Fewer Advertisements.
  • It syncs together major social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Free Exchange ActiveSync Support to sync contacts, mail, and calendar, particularly for the corporate user base.

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Steps to Register into Hotmail

How to create an account in Hotmail through the Android platform

It is extremely simple to create an account through the Android Platform because of the ease in an interface that it provides.

  • Open ‘Google Chrome’ app and type in “Hotmail create account” in the search tab.
  • Click on ‘Create’. Enter the necessary information such as your first name and surname; desired password, Country/region, date of birth, gender, and country code.

  • Provide your phone number to get better access to your account.
  • You will be asked to provide an alternative e-mail address in case you forget your password or get locked out of your account.

  • Fill in the captcha correctly. It is essential that you do it without any mistakes. It is required to confirm that you are a person and not a robot. You will not be able to create an account until you get this right. If you are having trouble in deciphering the code, try clicking on ‘New’ to generate a new code.

  • Go through the form once again to check if everything is correct.
  • Read the Microsoft Services Agreement and privacy and cookies statement carefully before you proceed.
  • Lastly, click on “Create Account” tab at the end of the page. Your Hotmail account is created; you will then be re-directed to your account.

How to create an account in Hotmail through the iOS platform?

One can also use the flexibility of the iOS Platform to provide access to Hotmail

  • Open “Safari” app in your iOS. Type in “Hotmail Create account”.
  • Click on “ Microsoft free personal email”.
  • Tap on “Create a free account”. Enter your desired e-mail id and choose between ‘’ or ‘’, click on “Next”.
  • Enter a password for your account.
  • Read the Microsoft Services Agreement and privacy and cookies statement carefully before accepting. Then click on “Next”.
  • Enter the required information such as your first name and surname; desired password, Country/region, date of birth, gender, and country code.
  • You will be asked to fill in the captcha which will be displayed on the screen.
  • Your account is created; you will be redirected to your account in a few seconds.

How to create an account in Hotmail through desktop?

The desktop is arguably the best platform to use any emailing service and this is no less.

  • Visit from your browser.
  • Type in your desired e-mail id, click on “Next”. Make sure you choose a unique e-mail id. If the e-mail id of your choice is unavailable, try using numerical after alphabets.
  • Type in a password which you would like to use. Try to create a unique password using alpha-numeric codes.
  • Uncheck “Send me promotional emails from Microsoft” if you do not want to receive promotional e-mails.
  • Read the Microsoft Services Agreement and privacy and cookies statement carefully then click on “Next”.
  • Fill in the necessary information such as your name, date of birth, country, country code, gender, phone number, and an alternative e-mail id.
  • Lastly, type in the captcha correctly that you see on your computer screen.
  • Your account is created; you will be re-directed to your account in a few seconds.

Advantages of Hotmail

  • It has several features to keep spam emails away from the official folder and also has an excellent feature that lets you unsubscribe from unwanted newsletters.
  • It also provides a feature to group e-mails by type for further references.
  • While using a public computer, you can sign-in using “single-code” feature so that your password is always safe. The code will be sent to your registered mobile number and you can use it to log in to your account. This code can only be used once, so you will be able to access your account without having to put your actual password.
  • You can access various office web programs without having to install it on your PC. You can access apps online to get your work done in no time.
  • While Google allows users to interact within Google+ circle, Outlook connects the user’s account with his/her Facebook account allowing hassle-free chat tabs.