Create a new Outlook.com email account

Contents
  1. Outlook.com email is fast, easy and free
  2. Create a new Outlook.com email account
  3. Outlook.com Features
  4. Outlook mobile apps
  5. Outlook.com vs Hotmail.com
  6. What is Premium Outlook?

Outlook.com email is fast, easy and free

If you don’t have a Microsoft account, it will take a few minutes to open a new Outlook.com account. With a free Outlook.com account, you can access your email, calendar, tasks, and contacts from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online.

Create a new Outlook.com email account

When you’re ready to open a new free email account on Outlook.com:

  1. Open your web browser, go to the login screen in Outlook.com and select Create a free account

  2. Enter user name – the part of the email address that comes before @ outlook.com

  3. Click the drop-down arrow in the right corner of the username field to change the default domain outlook.com on the hotmail.com if you prefer a Hotmail address. Then select Further

  4. Enter and then re-enter password and then select Further

    Choose a password that is easy to remember and difficult for someone else to guess.

  5. Enter first And last name to the appropriate fields, then select Next one

  6. Choose your country/region enter date of birth and then select Further

  7. Enter the characters of the CAPTCHA image, then select Further

  8. Outlook will set up your account and display a welcome screen.

  9. You can now open or set up a new Outlook.com account on the web to access email programs on computers and mobile devices.

Outlook.com Features

An Outlook.com email account provides all the features you would expect from an email client. In addition, this includes:

  • targeted mailbox for your most important emails.
  • Swipe gestures to archive and delete messages.
  • Possibility scheduling messages so that they return to your inbox at the specified time.

  • Possibility pin important messages at the top of your mailbox.

  • Text Formatting Features to personalize outgoing emails.

Outlook also adds travel itineraries and flight plans from emails to your calendar. It adds files from Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and Box. You can even edit Office files right in your inbox.

Outlook mobile apps

Download the free Microsoft Outlook apps for Android and iOS and use your Outlook.com account on your mobile device. Outlook.com is built into Windows 10 phones.

The mobile apps include most of the features available with a free online Outlook.com account, including a targeted inbox, the ability to share, delete, and archive messages, and powerful search. You can also view and attach files from OneDrive, Dropbox, and other services without downloading them to your phone.

Outlook.com vs Hotmail.com

Microsoft bought Hotmail in 1996. The email service has gone through several name changes, including MSN Hotmail and Windows Live Hotmail. The latest version of Hotmail was released in 2011. Outlook.com replaced Hotmail in 2013. At the time, Hotmail users were given the option to save their Hotmail email addresses and use them with Outlook.com. It is still possible to get a new Hotmail.com email address when you complete the Outlook.com registration process.

What is Premium Outlook?

Premium Outlook was a standalone, paid version of Outlook. Microsoft discontinued Premium Outlook at the end of 2017, but added more features to the Outlook desktop app that comes with Office 365.

Anyone who subscribes to the Microsoft Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal software packages gets Outlook with advanced features as part of the application package. The benefits of Outlook for Office 365 include:

  • 50 GB mailbox per user.

  • Improved scanning for malware.

  • Inbox without ads.

  • Offline email composition and automatic synchronization capabilities.

  • Custom domain.

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