However, in late 2012 Microsoft announced that Hotmail would have a total reengineering. To begin with, the platform from now on is known as Outlook. Also the logo and the colors were modified.
Now, let's get down to business. In this article I will explain you how to sign up in Hotmail with a free email account. Before we started, I would like to give a quick definition of what is email.
Email is the contraction of "Electronic Mail". This tool helps us to communicate with any people anywhere in the world without having to pay anything. We also have the opportunity to send different types of attachments: for example, videos, photos, text documents etc. If we add that Microsoft now gives us free storage in the cloud, truly we could say that this is one of the best services in its class. Another advantage of having a Hotmail account is that we can save money and natural resources by not using paper. With these actions we help to preserve the planet for future generations.
So before you sign up for an email address, you need to think about a username and a password. The username is what distinguishes our Hotmail account from the others. Most of the time, people choose to use their own name, although in some cases they choose a nickname. Remember if you use your email address for work stuff, we recommend you to use your full name, because that way your Hotmail account will look more professional. It's also important to think in a secure password that you can easily remember.
In usernames capitalization doesn't matter, but in password you always have to type it exactly the same way. - The first step to Hotmail sign in is open the web browser you regularly use to check websites. (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc.) - Then write in the address/url bar: www.outlook.com and press the enter key. In a few seconds you will be redirected to the official website of Microsoft Outlook. If you don't have a Hotmail account, click on the blue link called "Sign up Now".
You will automatically be taken to a new screen with a form that you need to fill out to get a Hotmail email address, The first things you have to put in are your first and last name and then enter your birthday. The next step is to choose the gender you belong. Then pick your username and password.
The password has to be at least eight letters or numbers. You have to texted it twice; because the system need to be sure you remember it perfectly. Next scroll down the page and put in your country and you zip code. Finally the system will ask you to put a captcha, to determine that you are not a robot.
Remember that before you can use your Hotmail account, you must accept the terms and conditions of service. After that, you can log on to Hotmail from the home page without any problem.