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How do I create a second Hotmail email address?

How do I create a second Hotmail email address?

You may have your reasons for getting another free Hotmail email address; maybe you are swamped with spam in the present one or want to segregate personal and business communication. Whatever it may be, I don’t think I know of anyone who doesn’t have and use more than one email address. So just go ahead and create a second Hotmail email address just like the first one.

Note: By the way, if you may encounter a problem similar to Jason Finch who writes, “I want another Hotmail email address but the web browser keeps taking me to the old account.“; there is no need to create an second email address. This problem can quickly be corrected by if he deletes browser cache and cookies.

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And the issue is not of the Hotmail service, but rather the web browser being used. If you had checked “Remember my password” when you were logging in before, the browser will take you straight to your account and not show the Hotmail sign in page – refer image below.

The Hotmail homepage with the Sign In and Sign Up buttons - start creating your second account

FYI, the browser automatically logs you in because it stores the username and password in a small file called cookie. Thus, to create another Hotmail email address you need have the sign up page displayed and this is only possible when the stored browser cookies are removed. If you want further assistance and step by step instructions, please read the article corresponding to your browser – Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. Once you’ve cleaned up the browser cookies, you can proceed to getting another free Hotmail email address.

Instructions for creating a second Hotmail email address

Point your browser to the Hotmail login page. Click on the “Sign Up” button as shown in the image above. You shall now be displayed an online form that you need to fill up and submit to create a second Hotmail email address. Let us go over the various form fields.

Create a second Hotmail email address by filling up this form

  • Enter a Windows Live ID, select a extension from the drop down (live.com or Hotmail.com) and click “Check availability” to see if you can lay your hands on it.
  • Hotmail email address password: You need to type in the password twice and keep an eye on the password strength bar that will tell you whether the password is secure enough.
  • Provide the email address of your present account in the next “Alternate e-mail address” field.
  • Personal details: This should be simple because all you need to do is enter your name, select country/region and state, type in the zip code of your location, tell the service your gender and give the birth year.
    Note: I strongly recommend providing legitimate information.
  • The wavy text you see is a security measure – to prove if you are a human! Enter the characters you see in the field below. If the text is illegible, use the refresh button to get another security code.
  • Agree to the terms of service by clicking on “I accept“.

Congratulations you have successfully created a second Hotmail email address. By the way, if the form could not be submitted and was returned with error messages, simply follow the instructions; there is a high probability that you would have been unable to enter the wavy text correctly because the rest of the form is pretty simple.

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