There are many sites that explains well on how to sign up for the Hotmail and I’m not going to be one of them explaining all the process all again. In fact, if you have signed up for any other social media account or email account, you might get the idea once you visit the homepage.
So, what are we going to discuss then. Well, in sign up process, you need to provide various information. Some are compulsory while some are optional yet highly recommended.
Hotmail Sign up
These are the fields that you need to fill up. But if you are new to internet and want to learn the sign up process in detail, check out my previous blog on Hotmail Login
Name: Enter your name, as well as family name.
Username: here, you need to choose your username for the email address. In simple words, your email address. Remember, username must be unique. So, there’s a lot of chances that you might end up getting too many failed attempts. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use your birth date or some numbers along with your desired username.
Now once you choose your username, its time to choose the sub domain. Like @Hotmail or @Outlook. Either one delivers you the same service so don’t get confused in this. Click here to learn more on this.
Password: Choose your password. Hotmail has some tight security where you need to enter all four elements in your password to move ahead. So, make sure to include all these in your password. The minimum criteria of Hotmail password is “Passwords must be at least 8 characters and contain at least two of the following: upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and symbols.”. So, choose wisely.
Repeat your password again.
Now, select your Country, Date of birth and Gender.
Now comes the tricky part.
Here, you need to provide your mobile number for the phone verification and extra security for your account. However, this is optional step. But it is highly recommended to enter your number.
Alternate email address: Alternate email address is your email address which Hotmail uses to send you the verification code while your account is in trouble. Same like of mobile verification. This is also a optional process and can proceed without it.
You can sign up for Hotmail without entering mobile number and as well as alternate email address as well. But it is not recommended. You need to enter at least one.
If your account runs into some trouble or if you forgot your password, you need to verify your account first. So, what Hotmail basically does is, it ask for your mobile number or alternate email address or security code that it provides you. So, in this situation, mobile verification seems easy.
So, it is highly recommended to provide your personal phone number or your alternate email address.
Finally, enter the captcha and click on “Create Account”.
If you are having trouble reading the captcha image, you can ask for Audio. Just listen to the voice and enter the exact word.