Hotmail.com is the first free web based email service that started in 1997 after which it was bought off by Microsoft from the founders of this revolutionary email service, Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. At the time the email service was launched, it gained immense popularity and was bought off by Microsoft for a sum of four hundred million US dollars. It still remains one of the most popular email services and second only to Yahoo! Mail as per the usage statistics published from time to time. Over the years Hotmail has undergone several changes. There have been improvements made to its initial interface and features from the time it was launched. Today Microsoft has brought it under the Windows Live platform. Hotmail is thus also known as the Windows Live Hotmail service and it is now being integrated with Outlook.com
If you wish to sign into your existing Hotmail account, you would have to visit the domain of mail.live.com. Even if you type in Hotmail on your browser window you will still find that you are being redirected to outlook.com as Hotmail has been integrated with Outlook, the new web based email service launched by Microsoft. When you sign up for a new account on Hotmail you get an inbox with 5GB free space along with enhanced security features and spam filters that have been improved upon. The interface of the new Hotmail has been improved so that it loads quickly and hence, less data usage is required for one to load and browse through their Hotmail inbox.
When you visit the Windows Live Hotmail page, you will find the sign up section on the left, indicating the space where new users can sign up for a new account. Today, you will be getting a new Outlook account if you wish to sign up for a new Hotmail account. However, if you are an existing user of Hotmail you will still be able to access your existing account through the sign in section.
When you wish to sign into Hotmail account, you need to enter your full address on the first section, specified as the Windows Live ID field. You will need to enter your password in the next field. If you wish to sign in hotmail.com with a single code, that is also possible. With the registered phone number that you have provided, a code will be sent to your phone which will need to be typed in the box provided. With such a verification procedure, you can sign in without using your password. If you have forgotten your password, the same can be reset by asking for a verification code to be sent to your phone number or at the alternate email address provided. In such ways, it is possible to resolve problems faced when signing in to your Hotmail account. The Hotmail account then becomes your single sign on credentials for accessing different web based services of Microsoft under the Windows Live campaign.
There are not many people who do not possess an account on Facebook. For those who are being introduced to the world of social media sites, the one account that they need to have is Facebook as most people have an account here and hence, it is easy to connect with most friends, colleagues and family members on such a platform. Creating an account on Facebook is an easy process for which many people sign up every few minutes on this popular social media platform. Friends can share messages with each other, post on each other’s wall, upload images for others to view, chat on the messenger option and so forth.
When you wish to create an account on Facebook, you can start by opening up the homepage of Facebook. You need to be at least thirteen years of age in order to hold a Facebook account. Even though an account on Facebook is free, there are ways of purchasing items through Facebook and one can create one account as per one email address on Facebook.
The sign up for Facebook seeks simple information from the new user. You need to type in your first and last name and then enter your email address twice to confirm the same. The password needs to be entered and one needs to confirm their birthday details in order to confirm with the age policy of the site. You also need to furnish your real name, create a password and enter your gender to complete the sign up press. Once one has agreed to the terms and conditions, the sign up process is completed.
Once the sign up process is completed, one will be sent a verification mail to the email address provided. When one clicks on the same, one will be redirected back to Facebook and their account will be activated.
The next step is to create your profile page, starting by uploading a profile photo. It is essential that you add a photo to your account as it will enable people to find you and you will be able to engage in conversations with friends and family members more easily. Once one’s profile is set, one need to start by seeking out profiles of friends and known people on Facebook. When one finds a friend or a family member, he r she can send an invite or a friend request to them. One can also invite others who are not on Facebook to join up and open an account here.
The next step is to set up the privacy settings and other features of your account. You need to modify the settings as to who can view your posts, who can send you friend requests and so forth. You need to ensure that you add on appropriate filters so that different groups of people can view your posts and share things with you. It also helps to prevent inappropriate content being posted on your site or shared with you.
These are the ways to create a Facebook account and to use the same.
If you wish to create a Yahoo account for free here are the details. The process of creating a new account on Yahoo is a simple process. All one needs to do is fill in an online form whose details are given below. You simply need to add in a few personal details and your account will be created for free. There are several services offered by Yahoo which become available for the Yahoo mail users. When you have a Yahoo profile, you will be able to share information with family members and friends. Not only will you get an email account you will also be able to create a photo album on Flickr as well as use the Messenger tool for chatting with friends.
For those who already have an existing Yahoo account, they can always create another account. Indeed, for personal and professional mails, it is important to keep the mails separate. If you wish, you could also cancel your existing Yahoo account and create another one. In all cases, creating a new Yahoo account is an easy process:
- You need to launch a web browser and type in yahoo.com n order to go to the sign up page of Yahoo.
- Here you will find the online registration form whose image is on the left of this page.
- The registration form has three sections. The first section pertains to personal information where you need to choose an ID and password. The ID and password will be approved by Yahoo before you can proceed to fill in the other details such as first and last name, gender, birth date and country.
- The single ID that is created will provide access to the different services that Yahoo provides.
There are certain conditions that need to be met when you are creating an email account on Yahoo. The IDs need to be unique for which Yahoo will not allow the same ID to be created which already exists for another individual. For security reasons, the password chosen needs to be of alpha numeric characters. The other aspect of securing your account with Yahoo is to provide an alternate email address. This is required if you have forgotten your password and you need a reset link to be sent to your Yahoo ID. One is also asked security questions which will help them regain their access to the email account if they forget their password. There are a number of security questions provided; you can select one whose answer should be easily remembered by you. Once you have typed in the answer, this needs to be remembered as it would be asked if you wish to reset your password any time in the future.
In such ways, an account on Yahoo is easily created. You can then use the other services associated with Yahoo, by simply login Yahoo into your account using the credentials registered for your account. In such ways, you can start using your free email account on Yahoo.