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Hotmail was recently changed to Outlook.com after it was acquired by Microsoft. This means that you will be able to access the account via Outlook.com.Hotmail has a large subscriber base as it is one of the pioneering email services to have formed at the time when free, web based email services were a novelty feature. For those who wish to create a Hotmail account, they will surely love to be part of this thirty million subscriber base of this email service as it stands today. This email service has been created and launched by two entrepreneurs, Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia after which they sold it to MSN. Later on it came under the portfolio of offerings that MSN provides and it has undergone several changes in its branding and layouts as MSN has consolidated its online operations over time.

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Creating a Hotmail/Outlook account is an easy process. If you want to make one follow the steps below to sign up:

  • Visit the outlook website at "https://login.live.com/" and click on "Create One".

  • On the next page, choose your desired email address and click onnext. You can select your email with @hotmail.com or @outlook.com extensions.

  • Next, it will ask you for the password. Make sure to enter a strong password (that contains an Upper case letter, Number, and Special characters).

  • In the next window enter your First Name and Last Name and click on the Next button.

  • Onthe next screen, you have to enter your Country/Region and Date of Birth. (Make sure you enter your details correctly because even if you lost your password these details will help you in recovering your email account).

  • In the next window, it will ask you to verify that you are ahuman simply verify yourself and click on the Next button.

  • Once verification is done in the next window you will have toenter your phone number and click on Sendcode. (For securityreasons i.e. if you lost your password or someone other than you changes your password you will be able to recover your account easily).

  • You will receive an OTP (One Time Password) via text message enter it and click on the Next button.

  • On the next window, it will display outlook tutorial (how to use your outlook/Hotmail account) and your Inbox afterward. From there you will be able to send and receive emails from your clients or your family/friends.

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