You can print or download this Outlook helpsheet [310 KB - not accessible].
Please note there are other email providers to choose from such as Yahoo! and Gmail.
Begin by typing the Outlook web address into the address bar of your web browser:
Then click the Create free account button.
To begin, type a username over the words New email. Note that your username will appear on all emails that you send out, even to prospective employers, so jokey names are best avoided.
Now you need to choose a password for your account. This should include numbers and letters and be difficult for a hacker to guess. It must be something that you can remember although, for reasons of security, you should avoid writing it down anywhere. You can find out more about choosing a password in our Managing Passwords helpsheet.
Note that current best practice is to use three random words.
Next, you need to enter your first and last names.
Outlook requires you to enter your date of birth. You also need to specify which country you are based in.
Finally, you need to prove that you are not a robot by solving the puzzle shown in the picture. You need to click on the image for prompts on how to do this.
That’s it, you now have an email account with Outlook.
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