First time you go to hotmail.com, you will see this screen:
Since you do not yet have a 'Sign-In Name' or 'Password', you should move the pointer to SIGN UP NOW, and click once.
(In the future, you will always enter your "Login Name" and "Password" and click "Sign In.")
Next, the "Terms of Service" appear. You should read what you will eventually accept. Many wonder if this is really free...click the "Find" Netscape button above and have Netscape look for the dollar sign in the terms. If none are found, wouldn't you agree it is free?
When you are happy with the HTS, click "I accept"
If you already have an e-mail account elsewhere, I suggest you use the
same login name and password here.
Do you like 'junk mail?' If not, at the bottom of the form, uncheck
the 2 boxes because many junk mailers use e-mail directories for their
mailing list. On the other hand, if you want friends around the world
to be able to find your e-mail address, you should leave them checked...you
Most Hotmail registrants receive this Error Message, which means someone else already has your Login Name at Hotmail. They give you some unused suggestions you may click, or a chance to enter another original login name. Make your selection and click "Submit New Login Name" again.
Somewhere in the process of signing on the first time, you will see a screel like the one shown below.
You can save yourself from receiving 'spam' (unwanted and unsolicited e-mail) if you DO NOT subscribe to any of these services...trust me.
Instead, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click "Continue" or
whatever button allows you to continue without subscribing.
To see a second tutorial on Hotmail, click here: