- 1 Hotmail
- 2 Features of Hotmail
- 3 Creating a Hotmail account
- 4 Hotmail Account Accessible Services
- 5 Hotmail/ Outlook Customer Care Phone Number
- 6 Hotmail Common Sign in Problems
Well, when someone says India is not creative, don’t be sad or fell degraded as we have people like Aryabhatta who gave the world zero”0” and people like Sabeer Bhatia who provided a free method to store, share and receive documents and emails.
Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith are the founders of Hotmail, founded in 1993 with features like a free account with storage up to 250 MB, spam filters, and virus scanning.
Later Microsoft acquired Hotmail in 1997 for an estimated $400 million, calling it MSN Hotmail, later rebranded to Windows Live Hotmail.
Microsoft released the final version of Hotmail in October 2011, available in 36 languages. It was later replaced by Outlook.com.
Apart from the history and birth of Hotmail, now let’s see what we can actually do on Hotmail.
Features of Hotmail
With hotmail login, you can do many things.
Here are some attractive features.
This feature allows you to directly interact with emails. Hotmail is a free online email service provided by Microsoft.
It allows you to add and view calendar events stored in your account. You can do changes to the calendar without reloading the page.
Contacts connected to your device can be easily managed and are automatically updated and saved.
Office Online Integration
This feature allows us to view and edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint document attached to the email, online without downloading them.
Free storage space:
It allows unlimited free storage space through one drive.
The data and information collected from you are confidential. Your privacy is not shared with any third party person except you. Hotmail uses content only for notification services.
Hotmail is free
There is no price for signing up your account.
You may only have to pay for using other connected features like Skype.
Skype allows you to video call and voice call with the people around the world from your contact list. You can use your Hotmail account to open login into Skype and use its facilities
Creating a Hotmail account
It will show you three options which are Get Premium in which you have to pay for the additional services provided by the Mircosoft to its premium customers.
Create Account if you already have an account on Hotmail and Sign Up if you want to register yourself for the services of Microsoft.
Type in the Hotmail com search bar of your browser, a sign in window tilted (Outlook) will appear.
- Click “sign in” button and start the process.
- Click on the Create Account button, a text box with New email will appear with a drop-down menu asking for the extension of the email structure as outlook.com or hotmail.com. Type the username and the extension you want. If the username already exists then it will inform you on getting and new username. Click on the Next button after doing so.
now enter the email id you want to create.
Press the “next” button.
Now it will ask you to create a password, type a strong password of your choice and press “next” button.( strong is safe and safety is an important issue ).
In order to set up a password, it must have at least 8 characters and contain at least two of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Type your password in the field. Further, it has a checkbox asking for whether you want to receive promotional emails from Microsoft.
Click on the Next button.
Now enter your First and Last name. Enter the required field on the following text field and click on the Next button.
- After clicking on the Next button it will be asking for the County/region showing a drop-down menu with options of the country and the birthdate by using mm/dd/yy format. Enter the country and your birthdate. Select your country, and give your date of birth for the account details. Click on the Next button.
Now it checks whether you are a person or a bot.
There will be two option whether you want to do it by picture or audio.
When you click on the audio it will present you an audio and ask for entering the words you hear. Further, it will ask to press 1 to play or repeat the audio.
Enter the words you hear in any order.
New will provide you with a different audio.
If you choose a picture, an image with characters will appear to recognize the characters and enter the character in the field. Click on the new button if you are unable to recognize the characters in the image it will provide you a different picture with different characters. Now, click on the Next button.
For security info, it will ask you to provide your phone number, it will send a confirmation OTP and confirm your account.
It is very necessary to verify the account as it will put an extra layer of security to your account.
After clicking on the Send Code button a code will be sent to the given number and if you didn’t receive the code you can click on the I” didn’t get a code” button. Enter the received code and click on the Next button.
Now select your time zone for accurate date and time data.
Doing this your Hotmail (Outlook) account will be created. Now you are all set up for using Microsoft features.
- Use it. To send emails and connecting with others.You finally have access to the features of the Microsoft by using this account. You can use them by just going to the official website of Microsoft and clicking on the Sign In button which will ask you for the username you used in the signup process and the password you used.
These are the easy steps which will help you create your Hotmail account, now your account is ready and free to use. You can also check out how easily you can setup your professional email signature in hotmail.
Tips to follow during using Hotmail:
- If you do not sign in for more than 5 years your account will be deactivated and all your data deleted. So do sign in timely.
- Hotmail account is your one drive and Skype account also, so you can use both the functions with a single account.
- If you want to delete your account, when you ask for deletion it gets suspended ”deactivated” for 60 days, it is the time period when you can reactivate your account.
- If you do not sign in after deactivating your account it will be deleted permanently.
Hotmail Account Accessible Services
You can use your single account of Hotmail for many services which come under Microsoft.
Here are the details of few most popular things where your Hotmail account will come in handy.
If you are in the tech world then you must be knowing about the popular free video calling software Skype. It has evolved quite since the time it first came. You can even share the files through Skype. Skype is also available for both Android & ios devices.
You can also call a non-skype number by paying some penny.
OneDrive is a cloud storage platform, You can store data up to 5GB in the cloud for free through Microsoft Onedrive account. There is no limitation on the kind of file you can save. You can access your cloud storage from anywhere in the world. Again you can use your Hotmail account to sign in.
Microsoft word is the most popular editing software.
We can create, edit, save, print a document in MS word. Many other third-party application also supports login through Hotmail. So if you have a Hotmail account then you don’t need to worry about entering your email everywhere. One click Hotmail access will do all the good for you.
Gaming users must be knowing about Xbox. For anyone who is not yet aware by Xbox then let me tell you, Xbox is a video game brand by Microsoft. You can use your Hotmail account to sign into Xbox. Microsoft has released its three consoles as of now.
If you love to make frequent notes then Microsoft OneNote is there for you. You can create notes, clipping and be drawing in OneNote. Not only this you can share it on the internet easily.
This software makes visual tables, automatic calculations through predefined functions. Excel can also deal with applications created through visual basic. You can use your Hotmail account to use Microsoft Excel.
You can create a Stunning presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can include text, multimedia of any type. PowerPoint offers a lot of presentation management tool. It’s easy to learn & anyone can make the great presentation with ease.
You are a too busy guy who has a lot of tasks to do every day then Outlook Task can make life easier for you. You can use Outlook Task using your Hotmail account. You can list down your task when you finish that task you can mark it completed in Outlook Task. This provides you with an easy to see a list of task which is pending. You can also assign priority to tasks & complete them in that order. You can also assign a deadline to each task.
Hotmail/ Outlook Customer Care Phone Number
The United Kingdom
The phone number of Hotmail customer care number:
Call +44 (0)344 800 2400
Call 1 800 197 503
The United States
The phone number of Outlook customer care
The phone number of the technical support team
Call (866) 833-7088
The phone number of Microsoft direct for Business Enquiry
The phone number of technical support.
Call (800) 876-8533
Hotmail Common Sign in Problems