Hotmail lives on. Although it has been six years since Microsoft abandoned the previous nomenclature of its emails to replace it with Outlook, today you still have the possibility of creating an account that ends in Hotmail instead of Outlook. In addition, if you did not delete it, you will also be able to recover your old account in the event that you abandoned it for an Outlook account.
Therefore, today we are going to explain how to recover your old Hotmail account or create a new one in Hotmail instead of Outlook, something that will help you if you are nostalgic or if you want to verify that nobody has taken control after the last massive leaks of passwords that we have had. The process is quite simple, as if you were to create or recover an Outlook account, and we are going to guide you through it step by step.
How to create a new Hotmail account
Although Hotmail is currently a secondary address for a Microsoft that now prioritizes the Outlook domain, you can still create a new account using the Hotmail.com domain. To do this, go to the signup.live.com website, in the field below Create account, type the name of an account using @Hotmail.com. You can also click the Get a new email address button.
If you have chosen the Get a new email address option, you will be taken to a screen where you can type in the address you want to use, and to the right there is a drop-down menu where you can choose the domain you want to put on it. Among the options is Hotmail.com, ideal for creating an account.
Once you have chosen a name for your new Hotmail account, you must now choose a password to put. Remember the advice we have given you to try to create the most secure key possible, and do not forget the Microsoft requirements to use an uppercase or number in it. Enter the password and press the Continue button.
Next, the process will ask you to write your name and surname. Keep in mind that you are creating a Microsoft account with this, so you may want to give your real name. However this is not necessary, and you will always have the option to put a non-real one and change it later if you need to seriously start using your account or buy things with it. Write the data you deem appropriate and press the Continue button.
After the name, Microsoft will also ask you for some details like what is your country and your date of birth. Here again, you can enter real data or not depending on what you are going to use the account for. Here write the date and press the Continue button.
And finally, the process will try to verify that you are not a Bot by asking you to type some characters which will show you randomly. Simply type the characters you see all in a row in the space where indicated, and then press the Continue button.
How to recover a Hotmail account
If what you want is to re-enter a Hotmail account that you abandoned at the time, as long as you have not deleted it, you can do so by visiting the Outlook login website. To do this go to login.live.com/, write the name of your email and press Next.
You will go to the second step to log in, which is to enter a password. Here, click on the I forgot my password button to proceed to the recovery process in which Microsoft will attempt to verify your identity.
But before, you will have to rewrite the email you want to recover. In this case we are doing the process for an old Hotmail email, that is, write the address and press the Next button.
The idea of this process is that only you can recover your password, so Microsoft will try to find out in several steps if you really are the owner of the account. For it, in the first step they will ask you to give them a second email where they can send you a key. Simply write the contact email, it can be yours or someone you trust, write the password of random numbers and letters below and press Next.
When you do, you will go to a window in which a blank box appears, and in it you have to write the code they sent you to the other email account you just provided. Just write the code and click Check.
Next They will ask you for a series of personal data that must match that of the account you want to recover. They will do it through several screens that you will access by pressing Next. In the first they ask for your name, surnames, your country, date of birth, zip code or province. You can fill in only a few, but the more you fill in, the more chances you have of being able to recover your account.
The third step is another of the most important, since in it they will ask you to prove that you know how you have been using this account before. They will do this by asking you for other previous passwords you have used, if you used the account in Hotmail as email, Skype or Xbox, or if you have made any purchases.
Depending on what you write on the previous screen you will go to a new step where you will be asked to specify. For example, if you have said that you used the account to send emails you will be asked to say which addresses you wrote to or the title of the post. If all goes well and the data is sufficient, Microsoft will allow you to create a new password for the account and access it. And if not, it will keep asking you to put more data.