Creating a New Outlook.com Email Account

Outlook.com email is fast, easy and free

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Anyone who has used a Microsoft account in the past can use those credentials for an email account with Outlook.com. If not, it takes just minutes to acquire 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.

How to Create a New Outlook.com Email Account

When you are ready to open a new email account at Outlook.com:

  1. Go to the Outlook.com sign-up screen in your computer browser and click Create Account.
  2. Enter your first and last name in the fields provided.
  3. Enter your preferred username—the part that comes before "@outlook.com" or "@hotmail.com."
  4. Click the arrow at the far right of the username field to change the domain from the default outlook.com to hotmail.com if you prefer a hotmail address.
  5. Enter and re-enter your preferred passwordChoose a password that is easy for you to recall and difficult for anyone else to guess.
  6. Enter your birthday in the fields provided and make an optional gender selection.
  7. Enter your phone number and an alternate email address, which Microsoft uses to keep your account secure. 
  8. Enter the characters from the CAPTCHA image.
  9. Click Create Account.

You can now open your new Outlook.com account on the web or set it up for access in email programs on computers and mobile devices.

Outlook.Com Features

Outlook.com offers all the features you expect from an email client in addition to:

  • Focused inbox for your most important emails
  • Swipe gestures to archive and delete messages
  • The ability to schedule messages to return to your inbox at a specified time
  • An option to pin important messages to the top of your inbox
  • Text formatting features to personalize your outgoing emails

Outlook Mobile Apps

You can use your new Outlook.com account on your mobile devices by downloading the free apps for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Outlook.com is built in to any Windows 10 phone.