Last Updated: June 25, 2015 1213

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E-mail is becoming more and more prominent as a means of communication in today’s world. Even people with little interest in computers feel the pressure to create e-mail accounts. Fortunately, signing up for and using a Hotmail account is free and simple. Anybody can do it!

Creating Your Hotmail Account

Go to the website On the left side of the screen, there will be an option to sign up for a Hotmail account. Click on the “sign up” button. You will be brought to a page entitled “create your Hotmail account.

First, you will have to choose a Hotmail address. It can include letters, numbers, periods, hyphens, and/or underscores. Make sure it is easy to remember. The second part of the address (after the @ symbol) will automatically be set to You can leave this as it is. After you enter your desired address, click on “check availability.” A message will appear telling you whether or not the address is available. If it is not, you will see a list of similar addresses that are available. Click on one of these, or close the list and try entering another address.