How to Create a Outlook 365 Email Account.
Signing up for a new Outlook email address is free. Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular free email services available.
In short, Microsoft has 3 main products which use Outlook in the name:
- Outlook is the mail client application of the Microsoft Office suite. This Outlook is locally installed on your computer.
- Outlook.com is a free email account service. This was previously branded as Hotmail.
- Outlook Web App (Outlook for Office 365) is themail client for subscribers of Office 365 for Business and Exchange Online.
Confused? You are not the only one. Most users will need the free email service located at outlook.com or outlook.live.com.
Outlook.com Email Sign Up.
Visit the main Outlook homepage at outlook.live.com and click the link in the top right-hand corner, which is labelled ‘Create an Account’.
On the sign up page you can either create a Outlook 365 account or a Outlook Email account. As you are probably looking to open an email account, click on “Get a new email address”, and choose your username, followed by @outlook.com or @hotmail.com. To choose between the @outlook.com and @hotmail.com suffix, click on the small Down Arrow.
Continue by clicking on “Next”.
You will then need to enter personal details, as well as a password. The password will be used in future during the sign in process, in order to protect your account.
Sign Up for the Premium Outlook Email Service.
While a basic Outlook or Hotmail email address is free, Microsoft also offers a Premium Outlook 365 service.
Use of the Premium Outlook 365 service requires a subscription to the wider Microsoft Office 365 package. Therefore, Outlook 365 Premium sign up can be carried out by visiting the main Office 365 website ( www.office.com ) and clicking on the ‘Get Office’ button on the homepage. From there, you will be taken to a page with the various subscription options.
After selecting the subscription option that is most relevant to your particular needs, you will need to enter personal information and payment details. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Outlook 365 sign up.
The Premium Outlook 365 Email service offers:
- Advanced protection against phishing and malware.
- Advanced email security.
- Email encryption.
- Ad-free interface.
- Larger mailbox storage. Office 365 subscribers get 50 GB of email storage.
- Premium support.
These extras are automatic for all Office 365 subscribers, who have an Outlook.com mailbox associated with their subscription. Outlook.com mailboxes ends in @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, and @msn.com.
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