New Hotmail accounts cannot be created as of 2014. In 2013, Microsoft began to move existing Hotmail, Live and MSN accounts to its new service, Outlook.com. New users of Microsoft's free email services are given Outlook.com addresses.
Over 300 million people used Hotmail prior to the transition. Microsoft transitioned the addresses to Outlook.com over a six-week period in 2013, a transfer of 150 million gigabytes of data. Existing Hotmail users could choose to wait for an automatic transition to Outlook.com or move immediately to the new service. Existing users were able to keep their Hotmail.com, Live.com and MSN.com email addresses after the transition.Learn More
A user has to own and log into a Hotmail account to find out if another person has a Hotmail address. Hotmail has a directory similar to a phone book that contains a list of names of users and their respective Hotmail addresses. Web email directories can help as well.Full Answer >
Like many email providers, Hotmail has its own directory which can be searched to find the emails of users. The directory contains all of the usernames and passwords used in the Hotmail system.Full Answer >
To access Gmail, you must first create a Google account. Go to Google's account creation page, fill out the required information, agree to the terms and policies and then verify the account when asked. You can then proceed to use Gmail services.Full Answer >
To create a new Hotmail account, go to the Microsoft account sign-in page, click on Sign Up Now, fill in all personal details, and click on Create Account. Elect whether to use an existing email address or create a new one altogether.Full Answer >