How to Get a Hotmail Account

By Techwalla Contributor

Microsoft's Live ID includes a variety of free benefits. These include a free Hotmail email account, MSN Messenger, Xbox Live and SkyDrive online storage. Your Live ID will also let you access any future free offerings from Microsoft's online network. Creating a Live ID only takes a few moments and requires a supported browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome. You'll be able to use your Hotmail account immediately after creating the ID.

Step 1

Open your preferred Web browser and go to the Hotmail website. Click the "Sign up" button found at the bottom of the page.

Step 2

Enter the Windows Live ID you want to use. Enter your password twice. Add an alternate email for password recovery, or click the link to set a security question instead.

Step 3

Fill in the remaining fields with your name and location. Type the verification code at the bottom of the page. Click "I accept" to create your account and access Hotmail.

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