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November 11, 2006

Get a Live.com Mail Address

Update: This trick doesn't work anymore.

If you couldn't get a satisfying mail account at Yahoo Mail, Hotmail or Gmail, you can now get it at live.com. Although it's not yet official, it's quite easy to get a mail address like your.name@live.com.

You have to create a new account, press "sign up", then copy the location of this link and paste it in the address bar of the window where you loaded the page from live.com. Now you'll have live.com and a list of other localized domains for you to choose from.


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43 comments:

  1. Works perfect, Just made mine!, Thank!

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  2. I'm not able to register in your way.

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  3. Weird. I replaced "live." in the JavaScript with "gmail." and it let me register my Gmail address as a Windows Live ID. However, trying to login to Windows Live Mail gives the error, "Windows Live Mail does not support this account type." (Signing in to Windows Live Mail with my @live.com email address worked though.)

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  4. They should take a leaf out of Google's book and treat "your.name@live.com" and "yourname@live.com" as the same account.

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  5. JS script is a neat hack ..!!

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  6. Hi all! I could create one, too! =)

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  7. The link for "create a new account" should be this one.

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  8. Another great tip! This is the first time I've been able to get a name.lastname@site.com setup due to how common my name is. I love your blog.

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  9. In Firefox: Drag the link to your Bookmarks Toolbar. Visit the sign-up page and then press the button you just added. This should work.

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  10. lookwhos@live.com ;)

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  11. Great find.

    However I struggled a bit since I use FFx2.0

    The copy link location kept opening a blank new tab.
    Barton's tip above solved it.

    I've now got 4 live.com IDs - variations of first.last@live.com

    Thanks.

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  12. lol microsoft... i wonder if that was intentional or not

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  13. if you change live for anything in the script, you can get an account like firstname@lastname.com, but it only can be used in services that use live ID like messenger, groups and spaces.....

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  14. --continue from last post-- you can't use hotmail

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  15. This has been on Neowin forums for a while hasn't it? And before that, I think it was on another forum... lol, gets around quickly then.

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  16. thxs, i'm registered 7 of it.

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  17. Alex, do you think the ID's created with this hack would last forever, 'cos MS has not officially started live.com, what will happen, if people start sending & reciving emials on live.com ID's?

    I was just thinking about this!

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  18. Microsoft can't take your mail account unless you break their policies. This is just an unofficial way of getting a live.com address, you're not hacking their servers or something.

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  19. I can't get the JS to work, i get no opo-up when i click it, what am i doing wrong? What exactly does 'the location' of this link mean?

    Thanks

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  20. Don't click on the link. Just right-click and select:

    * "Copy shortcut" (in Internet Explorer)
    * "Copy link location" (in Firefox)
    * "Copy link address" (in Opera)
    * something similar for other browsers

    Then go to the window (or tab) where you already loaded the page from live.com, paste the code in the address bar, press enter and fill the form.

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  21. This worked for me, I found out about it via sohil @ Clipmarks:

    http://www.clipmarks.com/popular/clip/7E671691-07D1-4D03-88B8-1D07ACE3773F/

    Thanx for the tips!

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  22. Thanks Alex, worked a charm

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  23. I also created a live id. but was not able to create with my name. since it said that it found some errors in my name ???????

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  24. It said after I tried that they were trying to fix and error with the registration process. But Hotmail signups still work...

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  25. The trick did work, but I get this error:

    We are working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service.
    Please try again.

    Error code: 32

    Oh Well.

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  26. Yep, looks like they're fixing it now, soit wont let you do it anymore. :(

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  27. Lets just hope ours aren't deleted because of this/

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  28. Why are you wasting your time with this?
    Get a live!

    HAHA just kiding

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  29. Did anybody get an email like this in their NEW Live.com inbox?

    "Thank you for signing up for an account on Windows Live. To confirm your account, please follow the steps below. If you did not sign up for this account, please follow the instructions for canceling it.


    CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT

    To help prevent unauthorized account creation, we need you to confirm your e-mail address. We will use this e-mail address to send you important messages about your account. Also, some sites and services on Windows Live may require a confirmed e-mail address.

    1. Copy the following web address:

    https://accountservices.msn.com/EmailPage.srf?emailid=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (replace with whatever email ID belongs to you)

    IMPORTANT: Because fraudulent ("phishing") e-mail often uses misleading links, Microsoft recommends that you do not click links in e-mail, but instead copy and paste them into your browsers, as described above.

    2. Open your web browser, paste the link in the address bar, and then press ENTER.

    3. Follow the instructions on the web page that opens.


    CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT

    To cancel this account:

    1. Copy the following web address:

    https://accountservices.msn.com/EmailPage.srf?emailid=(removed)

    IMPORTANT: Because fraudulent ("phishing") e-mail often uses misleading links, Microsoft recommends that you do not click links in e-mail, but instead copy and paste them into your browsers, as described above.

    2. Open your web browser, paste the link in the address bar, and then press ENTER.

    3. Follow the instructions on the web page that opens.


    OTHER INFORMATION

    Windows Live is committed to protecting your privacy. We encourage you to review our privacy statement at http://g.msn.com/0PR_/enca.

    For more information, go to the Windows Live Account site at https://account.live.com/summarypage.aspx?.


    Thank you,

    Microsoft Customer Support

    NOTE:

    Please do not reply to this message, which was sent from an unmonitored e-mail address. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered."

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  30. Nope, no email like that

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  31. =O(

    I clicked on it. I think it's a SPAM/PHISHING thing. Would everything be okay if I change my password & secret answer for that account?

    When I clicked on it, the link took me to Account Settings.

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  32. I emailed Windows Live ID about the above email and they said they sent it to me. It's not a spam/phishing email. Now I can relax. LOL

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  33. Don't relax too much. Microsoft says: "If you created an @live.com account using the instructions below, it's quite likely the account will get blown away."

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  34. im using my @live.com address since yesterday with no problem, but etill prefer to use gmail =)

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  35. this link duz nt work than error again

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  36. We are working to fix a temporary problem with our sign-up service.
    Please try again.

    Error code: 32

    All I get...

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