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Subject: Hotmail
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: denece-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Sep 2006 06:22 PDT
Expires: 25 Oct 2006 06:22 PDT
Question ID: 768201
I have an MSN hotmail account with coworkers.  That's great on
workdays.  On days off I need a completely separate account that does
not show me as a contact for business.  How do I set up a separate
hotmail account for just friends and family so I will show as OFFline
for business, yet ONline for personal contacts?

Subject: Re: Hotmail
Answered By: crabcakes-ga on 25 Sep 2006 08:22 PDT
Hi Denece,

   It's really quite easy! Go to MSN,  and open a
new account, following thses steps:

   If you have your Hotmail account on the computer you will be using
when you open the new account, your existing account may already be
open due to cookies. If your name is already logged on, look near the
top third of the screen for a message that reads something like this: 
"If this is NOT  yourname, click here".

  From that screen, open a new account, with a different screenname.
For example, if your work account is   or, select a different screen name, and a NEW password.
(Be sure to write down your new screen name and password in a safe

   You will be asked for an alternate email address, which is not
mandatory, but don't use your existing Hotmail address. Select another
account, such as your home account, with your internet provider.
Remember, this is not mandatory, but simply an aid to reach you should
you be locked out of your account. You may leave it blank.

  Try not to duplicate any data you used to open you work account...
meaning a different secret question, etc. Go through the steps and
VOILA, a new account.

  If you  have trouble from cookies, simply open you account on a
different computer, such as your home computer. The trick is to pay
attention to which screen name pops up when you open you mail. If the
work address pops up at home, or work, simply delete it and type in
your NEW screen name and password.

  An alternate strategy is to open a Yahoo email account, by going
here and following the steps:

  Yet another alternate, is MyWay free email:

   I personally prefer MyWay for some purposes, as it has no ads, and little SPAM. 

   Of course, your BEST option would be Gmail, but you need someone
with an account to invite you to open a free account.

   Many people have several accounts, for the very reason you mention.
You can use one account for registering on websites, and another for
friends and family. This is a good way to avoid excessive SPAM.

   Remember to use a secure password, using a mixture of numbers and
letters. This make syour password harder to crack. Never use your SS
number, birthday, dog's name or children's names! These are too easy
to guess!

   If you are signed off of your work account, from any PC, and signed
ON with your new account, you will be invisible to co-workers and
visible only to people with whom you have shared your new email

  If you have any further questions, please ask for an Answer
Clarification, and allow me to respond, before you rate! I'm sure you
will be successful at opening a second account!

  Good Luck!
  Regards, Crabcakes
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