Email has revolutionised how we communicate, with innumerable emails now sent and received every day. Outlook, Microsoft’s successor to Hotmail, remains the world’s second-most popular email platform thanks to its power and performance. And while it is no longer possible to create new Hotmail accounts, those nostalgic enough can set-up a Microsoft Outlook account with a Hotmail domain name.

How to create a Hotmail email:

Begin by visiting the Microsoft Outlook website in your web browser and tap the Create Account link in the screen’s top-right corner.

Users will then be presented with the option to select their email address domain from either @outlook.com or @hotmail.com in the drop-down menu.

Next enter your desired password into the Create Password field beneath the New Email field.

Your password should include a combination of letters, numbers and special characters.

Entering your full name is now required by typing your first name then last name into the relevant text fields.

Outlook will now automatically detect and fill in the country and region information for you, but this can also be manually entered from a drop-down box.

Enter your date of birth in the Birthdate section by clicking the particular information in the relevant date box.

You will now be presented with a list of distorted letters and numbers; and contents of this box needs to be entered the Characters You See text field.

Users also have the option of clicking the New button to generate anther code or even having the code read aloud.

And if this verification code is correctly entered, clicking Next will create your account and take you to the Microsoft Outlook tutorial.

Should you choose Hotmail over Gmail?

Gmail is the newer and the more popular to Microsoft’s email offering.

Google has continuously updated Gmail since its 2004 release, frequently introducing new functionality and improvements for users.

Google is particularly keen to implement AI machine learning into Gmail to make it even smarter.

Gmail in 2017 rolled-out their Smart Reply feature to provide quick responses to emails based on context.

Microsoft’s Outlook can also deliver suggested responses for users, but until now such functionally had been limited to its computer client.

The Silicon Valley giant is finally bringing quick replies to smartphones.

The Outlook app on the Google Play Store was recently updated to introduce the functionality.

Discussing the new function, Microsoft said: “Give those tired thumbs a rest! You can tap a suggestion to jump-start your reply for some emails.