If you are planning to create a Hotmail account, you would have to go onto the Outlook domain today as Microsoft has integrated the Hotmail email service with this new web based email service. The process of email account creation remains the same, even more simplified than before. As a result, signing up for a new account takes a few seconds. The new user ID provided is more powerful than simply allowing you access to your email. It will be the one Microsoft ID provided to you to access all the services offered by Microsoft without having to register for the different services separately.
When you come onto the www.hotmail.com page, you will find the link to sign up hotmail for a new account. When you click on the same you will be taken to the account creation page. Here you can choose the email address you want to use. Microsoft allows you to use existing email addresses as the new username of your new account. As a result, your email address remains the same. You can even sign up for an alias Hotmail email address. The next step is to choose a password for your account. It needs to be of eight alphanumeric characters at least. It needs to include special characters as well.
- There are certain personal details that need to be entered such as first and last name, birth date, gender, phone number, country of residence and an alternate email address. The phone number and email address of another ID is necessary for the two step verification process if you choose to activate it. It is also needed for resetting your password.
- The next step is to enter the captcha code. This proves that you are a human entering the account and not a robot. One then needs to agree to the terms and conditions in order to proceed.
Today creation of a Hotmail account brings on a host of benefits. The new Microsoft account leads one to a host of services that one can avail of. The new inbox features social media integration. One can log on to Skype as well with this ID. They can also use Xbox Live services through the same ID. The Windows app as well as an app for Android and Apple devices are available for free download at different forums. These apps allow one to access their email on the go. There are powerful features introduced in the Outlook domain that becomes applicable to Hotmail email address users as well. Indeed, every email account being integrated onto the new platform brings forth benefits for all. The enhanced security measures such as the two step verification process or the single code login process makes it easier and more secure to log into one’s account from any computer without compromising on the security aspect. In these ways, the creation of an account on the new Microsoft domain makes sense for many users. They can do much more with this new email account.