Creating a New Outlook.com Email Account

Outlook.com email is fast, easy and free

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Looking for a new email account? Why not try Outlook.com? You can set up a new account easily with just your birth date and name. You'll get an email address and unlimited online storage as well as POP access.

Create a New Outlook.com Email Account

  • Visit Sign-up - Microsoft account.
  • Enter your first (over First) and last (over Last) name under Name.
  • Select your birthday under Birth date.
  • Make a choice under Gender.
  • Click Or get a new email address under Microsoft account name.
  • Enter the desired username (what comes before "@outlook.com", "@live.com" or "@hotmail.com") under Microsoft account name.
  • Choose the desired domain following @ (outlook.com by default).
  • Type your desired password for your Outlook.com account under Create a password.
  • Type the password under Reenter password as well.
  • Choose one or more means to recover your account for the unlikely event that you lose the password:
    • Enter your phone number under Phone number.
    • Type an alternative email address that you can access under Alternative email address.
    • Set up a security question and answer:
      • Click Or choose a security question.
      • Choose a suggested security question under Security question.
      • Enter the answer to the question under Answer.
  • Select your location under Country/region and ZIP code.
  • Enter the characters from the CAPTCHA picture under Help us make sure you're not a robot.
  • Optional: check Send me email with promotional offers from Microsoft.
  • Click I accept.

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.