Hotmail has in fact has now transited to Outlook.com, leading some to wonder whether new Hotmail email accounts can be created or whether developer Microsoft now only allows the creation of new Outlook accounts. Express.co.uk reveals all of the available options for Hotmail email users.
Hotmail users can no longer create new email accounts of the same names.
However, Silicon Valley giant Microsoft continues to allow Outlook users to retain their original @hotmail domain names.
Following Hotmail’s demise there followed a few years of confusion Outlook.com is now Microsoft’s successor to Hotmail.
Outlook is now considered to be one of the world’s most popular email platforms, boasting an estimated 400 million regular users.
The Hotmail account Recovery Form is a helpful tool providing additional information and ensures you – and only you – regain access to your email account.
Hotmail account users who have disabled two-step verification cannot, however, use the recovery form.
Activating two-step verification prevents people from signing-in without two forms of identification, regardless of how much information is known about the account in question.
A working email account is required so Microsoft can send you information about your request.
Users can use any active email account, even one belonging to a trusted friend or relative.
Alternatively, those who do cannot access another email account can create a temporary outlook.com account for free by selecting Create One at the Microsoft account sign-in page.