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Hotmail, which once had been the world’s largest provider of email services, is owned by Microsoft and known as Outlook nowadays. Yet, it remains one of the largest email service providers in the world, having almost a billion customers. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to complete a Hotmail sign up procedure on any device, as well as we will provide solutions to the most common Hotmail sign up problems.

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How to Sign Up for Hotmail on Windows/Mac

Indeed, using Hotmail/ appears to be the most convenient on your PC or laptop. It takes only a few minutes to create a Hotmail account on your personal computer, and here we will show you how to do it. Just stick to the guidelines and create a new “” email address within minutes.



With your Hotmail account, you are able to access Microsoft OneDrive . That will allow you to access your personal information from any device that you may have. 

Hotmail Sign Up on Mobile Devices

Obviously, you are also able to sign up for Hotmail on a mobile device. We recommend you to install the official Hotmail app for that purpose: Microsoft Outlook for Android and Microsoft Outlook for iOS. You, however, are also able to do it in your mobile browser and follow our instructions – the registration process doesn’t vary that much.

Hotmail Sign Up Problems

Even though the Hotmail registration process is pretty straightforward, there are numerous issues that might occur and prevent users from registering their accounts. This part of our guide lists the most common Hotmail sign up problems and possible ways of solving these issues.

Outlook says that an account with the username I want already exists. Unfortunately, such an issue may occur at literally any popular service. There is no other solution but to pick a username that is free.

Hotmail requires me to provide my phone number in order to sign up. Unfortunately, Hotmail requires different users to provide their phone numbers from time to time, and there is no way of skipping it. The requirement is quite selective, and some users may be allowed to use their Hotmail accounts that aren’t linked to phone numbers for years, while other users will have to provide it right during the registration process.

How to Add a Hotmail Signature

You are also able to set up a signature for your Hotmail account. As a matter of fact, this is a very simple thing, and we will supply you with instructions on how to do it at this point of our guide. If you will ever have a need to edit your Hotmail signature, you can also do it by sticking to these instructions.

Questions and Answers

Q: How to sign up for a second Hotmail account?
It is easy to register a second account on Hotmail. Once you have installed Outlook (either from Microsoft Office suites or from Office 365), you are able to register as many email accounts as you might need. Just follow our guidelines and set up a new account in a pretty similar way, but make sure to use another username. Then, you will be able to use that account right away. Besides, different accounts can be linked to the same mobile phone number.

Q: How to sign up for without phone number?
Technically, there is no requirement from Microsoft (like Yahoo has) that you should definitely provide your phone number. However, more and more users experience an issue that they have to provide their phone numbers – some users have to do even during the registration process. Unfortunately, there is no way to skip it.

Q: How do I sign up for Outlook if I have a Hotmail account?
Basically, you don’t need to sign up for Outlook, if you want to keep using your old Hotmail account. You should just login to your old account on the page of Outlook.