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How To Create a Hotmail (Outlook.com) Account

While many people still use Hotmail email addresses, it's no longer possible to create new Hotmail accounts. However, a Microsoft Outlook account provides the same general experience and email services that made Hotmail a popular choice. This walkthrough teaches you how to set up a Microsoft Outlook email account.

Step 1: Create a Hotmail Account (Outlook.com)

To create a Hotmail (@hotmail.com) account, simply create an account NET Passport by registering on Live.

Step 2: Subscribe to Hotmail (Outlook.com)

Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your account. Personal information about you will be requested by Microsoft. It is not necessary to fill in all of the information fields if you would prefer that your personal data remain confidential. However, if you forget your password or lose access to your account, such information can be useful to recover it:


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Step 3: Choosing Your Hotmail (Outlook.com) Password

We recommend a combination of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters (!@#$).

Step 4: Hotmail Identification

Once your Hotmail account has been created, you may test your login by going to the Live homepage and logging in with your new username and password.


How to Close a Hotmail Account

To close a hotmail account, follow the steps below.

1. Open the Outlook account closure page.

Navigate to the Outlook account closure page. If you're logged into Outlook, doing so will take you to a password entry page.

If you aren't logged into Outlook, first enter your email address and password.

2. Verify your identity.

Enter your password. This step is to verify your identity; you'll enter this information in the provided field.

If you weren't logged in accessing the account closure page, you'll need to enter the last four digits of your phone number in the field near the bottom of the page, click Send Code, and then enter the code sent to your phone number in the provided field.

Click Sign in. If you had to use a code to verify your account, you'll skip this step.

3. Click Next.

Click Next. It's at the bottom of the page. The information listed on this page explains the ramifications of deleting your account, so consider reading it first before proceeding.

4. Check each box on the page.

Click each box on the left side of the page. Doing so will confirm that you've read and accepted each term of deletion.

5. Select a reason for deleting your account.

Click the Select a reason box. It's near the bottom of the page.

Click a reason for closing your account. You'll need to do this before you can mark your account for closure.

If you don't have a particular reason for deleting your account, just click My reason isn't listed.

6. Click Mark account for closure.

Click Mark Account for Closure. This is the blue button at the bottom of the page. Clicking this option will mark your account for deletion.

If you change your mind, simply log back into your Outlook account at any time in the following 60 days.