How Do I Create a Profile in Windows Live Mail?

Creating a profile in Windows Live Mail in Windows 8 requires two separate processes. First, you need to create a new Windows Live account, and second, add the new account to the Mail app. In the end, you will have a new Windows email account with either Outlook or Hotmail, and you will be able to check your email in the Mail app in Windows 8.

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Create a new profile to use in Mail.
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Slide your mouse to the right side of your screen and choose "Settings" from the right sidebar.

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Choose Settings.
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Change PC settings.
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Click "Change PC settings."

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Choose "Accounts" from the list.
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Click "Accounts" on the left sidebar.

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Add a new account.
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Choose "Other accounts" and then click "Add an account."

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Sign up for a new email account.
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Click "Sign up for a new email address" and click "Next" to continue.

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Input the information accordingly.
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Put down all the information that is required to create a new account.

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Add security information.
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Input your security information. In case you need to access the account but you've forgotten your user name and password, enter either a phone number or alternative email address. Then click "Next."

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Type the code shown above the box.
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Type the verification code and click "Next."

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Click "Finish."
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Click "Finish" to complete the profile.

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View you new profile.
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Check your new account.

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Choose "Settings" for Mail.
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Go to the Mail app and slide your mouse to the right side of the app. Then click "Settings."

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Click "Accounts."
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Choose "Accounts" in the Settings section.

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Click "Add an account."
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Add a new account.

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Click Outlook.com.
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Choose Outlook.com for the type of account you just created.

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Input the email address and password.
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Type the email address and password for the new account that you just created.

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Check the new email account in the list.
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You can now view your new profile in Windows Live Mail.