Hotmail sign up and Login: How to create a Hotmail email account? (Pic: NC)
You may remember Hotmail, MSN Hotmail or Windows Live Hotmail as a popular email service in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Despite many people still having accounts, it was replaced by Outlook in 2013.
If you still have a Hotmail or Live account and are worried you may not be able to use it for much longer, just relax.
Microsoft currently don't have any plans to stop supporting the accounts.
Setting up an email account is easy when you know how. Here Daily Star Online break it down for you.
How to create a Hotmail/ Outlook email account:
First you will need to visit the Microsoft outlook by typing www.outlook.live.com in your chosen browser.
You will need to click Create free account, which is easy to locate at the top of the screen.
Now you have to choose your username, which is what comes in front of your @outlook.com address.
Hotmail sign up and Login: Hotmail has migrated to Outlook (Pic: MICROSOFT)
You can still opt to have an @hotmail.acom email address if you prefer.
Next you will choose a password, which will allow your account to be protected.
This password needs to be at least eight characters, and contain two of the following: upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols.
Choose a password which is easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess.
You can always change this password later on.
By clicking next after choosing the password you will be agreeing to the Microsoft Services Agreement and privacy and cookies statement – so make sure you take a look at those before proceeding.
You will then need to enter some personal information about yourself, including first and last names, country/region and date of birth.
Next you will be asked to add security info, usually your phone number.
Hotmail sign up and Login: Its easy once you know how (Pic: MICROSOFT)
This will be used in case Microsoft need to contact you if you are attempting to change your account, or you need to verify your account.
Once you have completed these steps you will be prompted to login with your chosen username and password.
When this step is completed you can start to add contacts and use the services.
The email account can be used on both computers and mobile devices.
Where is the Hotmail login page?
Whether you have a Hotmail or Outlook account, the login process will be the same.
Go to the www.login.live.com website, enter your email address followed by next.
You will then need to type your password, followed by Sign In.
However, some Hotmail users have reported having issues with logging into the Outlook service.
If this happens you could try to sign up for a Microsoft account instead.