How to Create Your Own Email Address at Hotmail or Yahoo

By Si Kingston

Microsoft's Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail are two of the most popular email service providers. Both email services offer users their own personal email IDs. To create your own customized email address in either email service, you must first sign up for an account. During the account process you can check to see if your desired email address is still available.

Hotmail

Step 1

Go to Hotmail.com

Step 2

Select the "Sign Up" button next to "Don't have a Hotmail account?"

Step 3

Enter in your own email address in the "Windows Live ID" field. Then hit the "Check Availability" button to make sure the name is still available.

Step 4

Type in a password, your name, your country, state, zip code, gender, birth year, and enter the Captcha characters displayed in the box.

Step 5

Press the "I accept" button to accept the terms and to create your own Hotmail email address.

Yahoo

Step 1

Go to "mail.yahoo.com."

Step 2

Press the "Sign Up" link under "Don't have a Yahoo ID?"

Step 3

Enter in your personal details such as name, birth date, country, state and zip code.

Step 4

Select your email ID and password. After entering in your Yahoo ID, you can press the "Check" button to make sure it is still available.

Step 5

Complete the registration and then select "Create My Account."

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