Choose an email address to use with your Microsoft account

Overview

When you create a Microsoft account, you can choose to sign in with any email account you currently use. We recommend using an email account that you monitor frequently. You’ll need access to this email address to sign in to your Xbox console. Simply type the email address in the field and we’ll walk you through the rest.

  • You can use a Microsoft domain such as @live.com, @outlook.com, @msn.com, or
  • Any valid email address that you use and monitor regularly.

Note If you use a non-Microsoft email address to create your account, we will send a validation email to that address to verify that you have access. Simply find the email and follow the instructions to complete validation.

If you don’t currently have an email address that you can use, or if you’re setting up an account for a child who does not yet have an email account, you can opt to create a new Outlook.com email address by clicking Get a new email on the sign-in screen.

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