Written by Jos

How do I create an email address?

You can't live without an email address nowadays. A digital mailbox is a must. But how do you get one of those? We'll explain. We'll tell you how to create an account with Gmail and Hotmail, the 2 most famous providers of free mail addresses, step by step.

How do I make a Hotmail/Outlook email address?

Before we start, we have to clarify: Hotmail is still a common name, but the company now calls itself Outlook. As a user you, that doesn't really affect you, except that you can choose if your email address end in @ hotmail.com or @outlook.com. You can read more about that in the steps about creating a Hotmail address below.

Step 1: Choose an email address

Open the Hotmail/Outlook login page. Enter your new desired Outlook or Hotmail email address under Create account. For example: johnjohnson@hotmail.com. Or: johnson_family@outlook.com.

There's an arrow to the right of the bar to enter your Username. If you click here, you'll get the options @outlook.com and @hotmail.com. Choose between these 2 names, even though it doesn't matter which one you choose.

Step 2: Choose a password

A good password is important to ensure that no one can look in your mailbox. Don't choose an easy password like 'abcd1234'. Hotmail also has requirements for your password: it must contain at least 8 characters. It should also have at least 2 of the following characters: A capital letter, a lowercase letter, a number, and a symbol.

Step 3: Enter information

After choosing your email address and password, enter a number of personal details, such as name, region, and date of birth.

Step 4: Personal preferences

Your account was made! You can run through a number of small steps to indicate your preferences. Choose your language and time, a color theme, and your signature.

Step 5: Getting started

After choosing an email address and password, entering your information, and indicating your preferences, you're ready to get started. You see the home screen of your mailbox, so you can write new emails and read incoming messages.

How do I create a Gmail email address?

Gmail is an email service made by the search engine Google. If you crate a Gmail profile, you notice that when you're using Google. You'll get a personalized Google homepage with the websites you use most. To create a Gmail address, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Create a Google account

Open the Gmail signup page and fill out your name. Choose a username (that will become your email address) and password for your Google account. Gmail will show you right away if your name is still available, or provide suggestions if it's not.

Step 2: Enter information

On this page, you can enter personal information, like your phone number, date of birth, and gender.

Step 3: Agree to the Terms and Conditions

Scroll all the way down and click I agree.

Step 4: Manage, protect and secure your account.

Here, you'll find more options to manage your account and privacy, and indicate your preferences.

Step 5: Getting started

After choosing an email address and password, entering your information, and indicating your preferences, you're ready to get started. You see the home screen of your mailbox, so you can write new emails and read incoming messages.

Jos
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