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How do you set up a Hotmail account?

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To set up a Hotmail account, go to Microsoft's account creation page, and fill out the necessary information. Users can choose between "@hotmail.com" and "@outlook.com" for their email address.

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A Hotmail account provides an inbox for emails as well as also access to Microsoft services, including Xbox Live, OneDrive and Office 365. It can also be used to log in to smartphones and computers powered by Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, respectively. When creating an account, users may opt to add a phone number or an alternate email address to keep their accounts secure. This security info can be updated later in the account settings.

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    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.

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    How do I set up my own Hotmail account?

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    As of May 2013, you can only create an Outlook account. Microsoft discontinued Hotmail and migrated all Hotmail and Windows Live email accounts over to the new service. Outlook offers the same features as Hotmail and Windows Live and provides a way to access your email in your Web browser or through a mobile application.

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