For Seniors: Setup a Windows Live E-mail Account
Windows Live Hotmail is a free e-mail provider. You can not only set up an e-mail account in Windows Live, you can also use Windows Live to manage your other e-mail. By forwarding e-mail from other accounts to Windows Live, you can use it to manage all of your e-mail messages.
Display the Windows Live home page and click the Sign Up button and go through the sign-up procedure.
To create a Windows Live Hotmail account, you must create a Windows Live ID. The ID allows you to use other Windows Live services, such as Messenger and SkyDrive. After you click Sign Up, complete the online form and click I Accept.
Sign into your account and click the Hotmail link to go to the Hotmail portion of Windows Live.
Enter your new Windows Live ID and password, and then click the Sign In button. The Windows Live Home page appears. Click the Hotmail link at the top of the page, and your Inbox appears.
To add other e-mail accounts to Hotmail so you can manage mail in one place, cChoose Options→More Options.
The Hotmail Options page appears.
Click the Sending/Receiving E-mail from Other Accounts link.
The Sending/Receiving E-mail from Other Accounts page appears.
Click the Add an E-mail Account link, enter an e-mail address and password and click Next.
The Add an E-Mail Account window appears.
Choose whether to place mail from this account into your Inbox or into a separate folder.
If you like, you can choose to have messages for this account to appear in a unique color; click one of the radio buttons in the How Would You Like Unread Messages for email@example.com to Appear section. Click Save.
Once you’re set up to send out messages with that account name, messages from that account will be delivered to the folder you selected. When you create a new e-mail form, simply click the account name above the To: field and select the account you want the message to go from. Replies to that e-mail will go back to the account you select, so feel free to be choosy.