What is Hotmail?

Maybe I’m trying to start this article in a private way, but I still remember how in 2002 I made the first steps in the Internet world and started with a Hotmail account.

History of Hotmail

For those who do not know much about this topic, I will give a brief summary before moving on to the idea of this article. Hotmail was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith at the time was “HotMail” and it was the first webmail service.

It was released at the same time as RocketMail, which eventually became Yahoo! Mail, the launch was made in 1996, the free storage at that time was 2 MB, one year after launching this, over 8.5 million subscribers were reported.

In 1997, Microsoft made the best move in the history of buying $ 400 million and joining Hotmail with MSN services, which is the way MSN Hotmail was born, the popularity of the service increased dramatically. And it has become the largest webmail service in the world with more than 30 million users, all for 1999. Everything has grown and improved until 2011 when hundreds of pages accumulated in Microsoft’s forum (the creators of Excel) with complaints from users who have spent years and saved emails.

2012, more precisely on July 31 until February 18, 2013, a transitional phase began to move Hotmail into Outlook, the service was renovated with a large number of new options, in accordance with the time and a significantly improved interface.

But let’s leave aside the broad history, we simply try to summarize the most important parts, go to what we care, let’s start step by step.

How to create a Hotmail email account

The first thing you should do is go to the official website of Outlook (Hotmail) where you can see a screen similar to the one you can see in the picture below.


This screen so you can see really is a few basic things since the idea is to keep it simple and have access to all the Outlook options, firstly on the left side, they are We see a random tip that will be changed every time you enter this site. On the right you can find the images that you should fill in if you have an account to sign in to Hotmail or Outlook, below are some useful links and the bottom is what we care about. “Do you have a Microsoft account? Sign up now.” In this place, you have to click and wait for the next page to load.

Here is what you will see is a form at the top you will begin to fulfill all that is required, basically your basic information that any service must register. Start with your full name, as well as the username for you to use as the email and password you need to retype it for security. Then select the country where you live, your date of birth and finally your gender.

What we see below is extremely important as it will ask you for a phone number and an alternate email, in this way in case you lose your password or have problems with your account, you can restore all information or access to it your phone number, which is why I always say you put your actual data into this account to avoid future issues, do not worry that Microsoft will not Ever consumer credit or your data publicity, then confirm the security characters and you just click “create account” below everything.

Start the mail session in Hotmail

Now that you have your Hotmail account or rather Outlook creates, the next thing you have to learn is to login Hotmail. Again we will go to the main Outlook page to find us with this screen.

But before you continue if you look closely, you may notice that there is another option that says “Keep the session up.” Keep in mind that if you choose this option, you will not have to return your access data each time you visit the Outlook page (unless you’re signed out) so if you close your browser and reopen it, you’ll enter it directly. Its account is very useful to save time, but if the computer you are signing in is not yours, we recommend not marking it to prevent others from entering your account.

If you want to find out how to sign in Hotmail more, visit https://hotmailntc.com

Outlook inbox

Now that you have started connecting with Hotmail so in a few words we are in the inbox, in this section we will have a lot of options, in this case, we will comment on the mechanics. Although I recommend you test now you do not have important emails and the account is “new” to be able to know a bit more about Outlook and all the possibilities that it offers.

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