Tips and Tricks

How to Get your Outlook.com Email Address

Microsoft has just announced the rebranding of Hotmail as Outlook.com with full Metro UI and set of new features and also social networking integration. Other than the features, Microsoft is also offering the new email address at Outlook.com domain. This means that you can now start creating a new yourname@outlook.com email address. You can either create your new ID or create an alias for your existing Hotmail account.

Outlook email

To create a new email alias for your exisiting Hotmail account with Outlook.com, sign in using your Hotmail account and navigate to this link. This will prompt you to create your new Outlook.com email address.

Rename email address

Important Note: You might not want to change this email address if you’ve used it to set up a Windows Phone. On your phone, features that use this address will stop working, including Marketplace, Xbox LIVE, SkyDrive, email, and others. To use these features again on your phone, you’d need to restore it to factory settings, which erases all personal content.

If you want to create a new Outlook.com email address without renaming the existing account, you can go to Outlook.com and click on the link Sign up.

Create new account

Once you create the new account, you can start using the new features of Outlook.com.

Nirmal
Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

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7 Comments

  1. But I am not getting outlook in the dropdown menu. It is just showing live.com, hotmail.com and hotmail.co.in

  2. i used outlook.com. it is amazing, i love it. for plz visit http://futuretechnews.net/

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