To create an MSN account, a user needs to visit and sign up the website. All Microsoft platforms, services and products are integrated, so a single sign-up form is used to create an account for several platforms, including MSN.

The provided sign-up form must be filled completely as required. A mobile phone number is also requested to help protect users' accounts. After filling and submitting the information, an account activation notification is sent to the email a user used during registration. The user must click the link to activate his account and sign in to MSN using his new Microsoft account email and password.