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how to setup your email account

Accessing your Heart of the House employee portal requires an email account. Don’t have one? That’s ok! Creating a free email account* is easy. Below are instructions for setting up one of the following email accounts:

  • Outlook
  • Gmail (Click to jump to Gmail instructions)

*(Please note that the use of the third-party software links on this website is done at your own discretion. Heart of the House is not responsible for outlook.com or Gmail email accounts or their setup. Although the instructions below were accurate at the time of this publication, they may change at any time. We will do out best to update them.)

Creating an Outlook.com email account

  • Go to outlook.com
  • Tap the “Create free account” button.

outlook instructions 1

  • Enter the email alias you would like to have before @outlook.com.
  • Tap “Next”

outlook instructions 2

  • Create a password
  • Tap “Next”

outlook instructions 3

  • Provide your name.
  • Tap “Next”.

outlook instructions 4

  • Enter your birthdate.
  • Tap “Next”.

outlook instructions 5

  • You will be asked to solve a simple puzzle. This let’s Microsoft know you’re not a robot.
  • You will solve the puzzle on the next screen. Tap “Next”.

outlook instructions 6

  • You will be asked to tap on the picture of a specific object. In this example it is the picture of a penguin.
  • Once the correct picture is selected, you will be advanced to the next screen automatically.

outlook instructions 7

  • You can choose whether to stay signed into your outlook account. Tap “Yes” or “No”.

outlook instructions 8

  • That’s it! You’ve created your free Outlook.com email account.
  • You can access your account by clicking “Sign In” at outlook.com, or by downloading the Outlook app on your Apple or Android Device.

outlook instructions 9

Creating a Gmail account


  • Choose “For my personal use”.


  • Enter your First and Last Name
  • Create a username. This will be your email alias before @gmail.com
  • Create a password.
  • Tap “Next”


  • Enter your phone number (Google will send you a text message with a code. This is for security)
  • Tap “Next”


  • Enter the code Google texted you.
  • Tap “Verify”.


  • Optionally, add your phone number to your gmail account.
  • Optionally, add a recovery email address (this would be another email account you own).
  • Enter your birthday and optionally your gender (to learn more about the data Google requests, click the “Why we ask for this information” link.
  • Tap “Next”.


  • On the “Get more from your number” screen you can click “Skip” or choose Opt-In.


  • Google will display it’s Privacy and Terms information.


  • Tap “I Agree”.
  • That’s it! You can now access your new Gmail account at gmail.com or by downloading the Gmail app for your Apple of Android mobile device.