CREATING A HOTMAIL E-MAIL ACCOUNT
|Richard, CAP Youth Intern|
|What is Hotmail?
Hotmail.com allows you to create a free e-mail account and many other services. It is very useful if you need a basic e-mail account to send and receive messages.
The first thing to do on reaching www.hotmail.com is to click “Sign Up” near the bottom of the page. This will take you to a page offering one of three choices: Basic Hotmail, Hotmail Plus, or Hotmail Premium. Since only the basic setup is free, click on “Get it Free” to proceed.
|Address and Password
You are now in the process of creating your account. The first thing you will do is set your e-mail address and password.
In this section you will be asked to fill in a good amount of personal information. You will need to supply your name, gender, birth date, province, postal code, time zone, and occupation. Your first and last name will be sent with all outgoing messages.
The last step is to type a series of 8 irregularly shaped characters. This is to make sure that it is an actual person creating the account and not a program.
|Once all of these criteria have been met, you’re ready to create your account. If you wish, you can read the MSN service and privacy agreements. To finish, type your new e-mail address into the field at the bottom of the screen and click “I Accept”.|