Tips for Setting Up an Email to Access Free Web-Based Productivity Tools

If you have been thinking about setting up a free personal email, here’s some simple steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Sign up” or “Create account”.
    You have the option to scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on “Sign up”:Look in the top corner of the screen on the right hand side for small white letters that say “Create account”:
  3. Create an email address as a user name to login.
  4. Tip: User name you want is taken? You can use the drop-down arrow to select “” instead. There’s a good chance the user name you want might be available. Hotmail email addresses use the same Outlook interface.
  5. Create a password.
  6. Write your User name and Password down somewhere safe and you’re good to go.
  7. Tip: Check back here for a link to a blog post that will show a OneNote solution for how to securely manage your passwords.
  8. Save in your browser favourites to use to log in to check your email.

Bonus: By setting up a free ( or email, you can gain access to a dozen free web-based Productivity Tools.

You get access to Skype, Office, XBOX, OneDrive and OneNote…

And all of these goodies: