Saturday, August 4, 2012

Grab your domain when you can

Microsoft's new email service looks very promising, but I have to give a fair warning to existing Hotmail users who also might want their address under the domain. You see, you won't automatically get your hotmail addresses under the domain. You'll have to register a new email address.

If you want to create a new Microsoft account all together, just do the following:

  1. Open up your web browser of choice, then type (or paste from here, or just click the link) "" into your browser's URL/Address bar. When the sign in page loads, click the link that says "Sign up now." You will now be taken to the sign up page. Just enter an email address that you would like, and the domain is already there.
  2. Fill out the other details, agree to the terms and privacy statements, and you're done!
Note, if you also want to have an option to use and email 
addresses, you'll have to sign up at the Hotmail sign up page instead (I know, this is a little confusing, but its not that bad considering the fact that Microsoft is going to phase out Hotmail.
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You can also register a new address via an Outlook alias. To do this, you must be using the interface.

  1. First, navigate to the top right of your mail Window, then click the gear. After the menu rolls down, click "More mail settings."
  2. After the setting page loads, click the option that says "Create a Outlook alias."
  3. Enter your desired email address. You can choose your domain from the dropdown menu. Refer to the image below.

Below are some other screenshots I took that you may find helpful. I couldn't fit all of the pictures in the blog post, so here they are below. There was only one, so I guess I did good :)
If you have any questions or comments, you know what to do.