Double click the Internet Explorer Icon on the Desktop
Click Start Programs Internet Explorer
Click in the Address Bar or on File Open and type in
Press the Return Key to connect to the Hotmail Registration page.
This is how your screen should look now:
Click Sign Up to begin registration for your free Email Account
The following screen appears:
To register for a FREE account click the Get it Free icon
The following registration form appears:
To fill in the form:
Create your email address:
For Country/Region select United Kingdom
For Email address type in the name that you would like to select for
you email address.
You can only use letters, numbers, periods (.), hyphens (-), or
You only need to type in the first part of the address (eg: your name) as
Hotmail already selects the @hotmail.co.uk bit for you.
Once you have typed this in click Check Availability. Hotmail will tell
you if someone has already selected this address and you may need to
choose another name so try some variations of your name to find an
address that is available:
eg: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Create your password:
Once you have selected an address that is available you need to select
The password must contain at least six characters and is case
You can use a combination of letters, numbers and characters to
create a password.
Hotmail will tell you how secure your password is by grading it as
weak, medium or strong.
For a strong password use a combination of letters, numbers and
characters (but remember, you need to be able to remember it!)
Create your password reset questions:
You know need to choose a security question that will enable Hotmail
to reset your password should you forget it.
Click on the drop-down arrow in the Question field to select the
question that you would like to have.
Type in your secret answer it must be a minimum of five character s
and is not case sensitive.
Hotmail can send a password prompt email to an alternate email
address if you have one. If so, type it into the relevant field.
Enter your account information:
Now you need to fill in some basic personal details.
Enter your first and last name into the relevant boxes. To select your date
of birth click on the drop down arrows and click on
the date, month and year of your birth to select them.
For constituent country click on the drop-down arrown and select the
Type in your postcode.
Click on the drop-down arrow and click on the relevant timezone to
If you own or work with a small business click in the check box. If
then leave it blank.
Type the characters you see in the picture:
As security precaution you need to type the characters you see in the
picture into the empty box below.
Review and accept the agreements:
You now need to agree to Microsofts terms and conditions
Click on the links to Microsoft service agreement and Microsoft online
The agreements will open in a new window.
Once you are satisfied with the information close the window with the
agreement in it (important: do not close the window with your account
information in it or else you will need to start again from scratch!)
If you are satisfied with the agreement click the grey button that says I
Agree on it. If you decide not to proceed then click on the grey button
that says Cancel.
Once you have clicked I Agree Hotmail will let you know whether there
are any areas on the screen that you have missed out or that require
alternate information. Make the amendments then click I Agree again.
A new screen should appear with the following message on it:
From this screen, click on the blue link to use your own email
A new screen will appear asking you whether you want to subscribe
to any email newsletters used for marketing purposes.
If you want to subscribe to any of them click in the boxes next to
them to select them.
Once you have finished, scroll down to the bottom of the page and
click on the blue Continue button.
Your Hotmail account screen will appear:
Click on My Messages
A new window will appear. There should be one message in there from
Click on the name of the person who sent the email (in this case
Hotmail Staff) to open the email.
This email contains valuable information about using your Hotmail
account. Its a good idea to save it in you inbox and not to delete it.
To sign-out of your account click the button at the top of the
screen. For security reasons it is always recommended to sign-out of
your account once you have finished checking your emails.
To log-on back onto your account:
Go to www.hotmail.com
Enter your new email address and password into the relevant fields.
Decide whether you want your computer to save you email address
and password. If you are using your own computer at home then it can
be convenient for your computer to automatically know your address
If you are using a computer that other people use it is generally not
advised to select the options for the computer to save your details as
other people may be able to access your account.
Click the grey Sign In button to enter into your Hotmail account.
Congratulations! You have now created your own Hotmail Account!
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