Did you know there are other email services besides Gmail? Yep, and some really good ones too! You’ve got Yahoo Mail, and also Microsoft’s webmail, Outlook, still known as Hotmail in many places.
If you want to know how to use them as alternatives to Google, there’s no better place to start than right here. You’ll get to know all about using Microsoft Outlook like a pro.
What you’ll find here:
- What is Microsoft Outlook.
- Key features of Microsoft Outlook.
- How to create a Microsoft Outlook account.
- Compose an email with Microsoft Outlook.
- How to send an email with Outlook (Hotmail).
- How to create a Microsoft Outlook email (Hotmail):
Microsoft Outlook, formerly known as Hotmail, is a pioneering free web-based email service owned by Microsoft. It originated in the late ’90s and is now one of the most widely used email services worldwide.
Here’s an interesting fact: the name “Hotmail” was a clever play on words, incorporating the HTML acronym into the final development name: HoTMaiL.
With Outlook, you’ll have a plethora of options to manage and use email efficiently. Here are the main features of Microsoft Outlook:
A wide array of options for managing emails comfortably, perfect for both businesses and individual users.
Integration with major social networks, like Facebook, along with integration with OneDrive and Windows, allowing you to store attachments and manage email directly without third-party services.
Efficient email folder management to keep everything organized.
Intuitive and straightforward management of Office documents like Word or Excel through a minimalist interface, making it perfect for even inexperienced users.
Creating an email with Outlook (Hotmail) steps
Step 1: Open your browser
Fire up your favorite browser and click on this link, which will take you directly to the Microsoft page. There, you can create a Hotmail account (Outlook).
Step 2: Fill in your details
On the page, you’ll find a form to fill in with your information, such as your username, password, alternate email address, and other necessary details.
Step 3: Create your account
Once you’ve completed the form, hit the “Create Account” button. If everything goes smoothly, you’ll have your Outlook account set up and ready to use.
If the Outlook account name you want is already taken, no worries! You can easily fix it by changing it to “Outlook” followed by the prefix for your country.
Step 4: Sign in to Outlook
Signing in to Outlook is a breeze. Just go to the Outlook page and enter the username and password you provided when creating your email account.
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Now that you’re all set up, you can start sending emails via Outlook to your contacts, family, and friends. To do that, follow these instructions:
How to start sending emails via Outlook
Step 1: Compose a new message
On the main screen of your free Outlook account, click on the “New Message” tab to open a new window.
Step 2: Write the recipients
Within the window, you’ll see a button labeled “To.” Click on it, and a new window will pop up with all your contacts. Select the ones you want to send the email to.
You can also type the first initial of your contact’s email address, and a dropdown list will appear.
Next, you’ll see “Add a subject,” which is the message’s title, and finally, the message body, where you can write what you want to communicate.
Feel free to add GIFs, emojis, or other files, as well as edit the text’s size and font at the bottom of the message.
Step 3: Send the email
When you’re done composing the message, simply click on the “Send” button. The message will be sent to the recipient you selected.