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Hotmail - Introduction:

Hotmail, which is known as the pioneer of web-based email service, played a significant role in shaping the people used to communicate over the Internet realm. Hotmail was founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith on 4th July 1996. The word Hotmail is acquired from the concept of HTML (Hyper-Text Markup Language) and "mail" signifies its online nature.

At that time, emails can only be accessed by desktop applications, which requires some specific software installation. Hotmail transformed it by providing users with the capability to access their email accounts with any web browser. A year after its launch, gained massive popularity among internet users. Attracting the technology giant Microsoft. After getting a glimpse of this platform, Microsoft finally decided to purchase in 1997, making it a part of Microsoft Network.


How to create a Hotmail account?

Creating a hotmail account is a simple procedure, if you don't know how to create one, then follow the steps below:

  • Open up your web browser and visit "".
  • Click on "Create a free account".
  • Enter the email you want to create and then select the domain i.e. either or and then click on Next.
  • Enter the password you want to set (make sure to create a strong password that contains AlphaNumeric characters, Symbols, and lower and upper case letters as well) and click on the Next button.
  • Enter your First Name & Last Name in the required fields and then click on Next.
  • Select the country you're living in, and then select your D.O.B (Date of Birth).
  • Solve the puzzle on the next page, it helps Microsoft to understand that you're not a robot.
  • Once the verification is done, you'll be taken to the next page, read the terms & conditions, and click on Continue.
  • Congratulations! Your account is now created and you're ready to manage your Email.

Enabling Dark Mode on Hotmail:

Dark mode is a display option in many desktop/mobile applications. It helps to change the display colour scheme from a light background to a dark one. The key function of the dark mode is to reduce eye strain & improve visibility in low-light conditions.

To enable the Dark Mode feature in Hotmail/Outlook, follow these steps:

  • Open your desired web browser and visit "".
  • Login to your email account, using your credentials.
  • Once you're logged in, click on the gear icon available at the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Click on "General" underneath the settings menu.
  • Select "Appearance" from the side menu.
  • Click on "Dark" and then click on the Save button.

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