Hotmail Email have been integrated into the Microsoft account Outlook.com service by Microsoft. If you’re locked out of your account or observed suspicious behavior (eg strange email sent from your address or unauthorized purchases associated with your account), it’s likely account you were attacked. Visit the Microsoft account recovery and select “I think someone else is using my Microsoft account” to begin the recovery process. Do not forget to use a strong password when you reset!
Changing Your Password:
1: Login to Hotmail account. If you are still able to access your account, then a quick password change is the easiest way to regain control.
2: Press the gear icon to access settings. The gear icon appears in the upper right corner next to your account name.
3: Select “More Mail Settings” from the menu. This is the fourth option below the color swatches and will take you to an options page.
4: Click “Account Details” to access the language menu. This button is the first option under the “Managing Your Account” header.
5: Click “Change Password”. This button is under the “Password and security info” header and will open the password form.
6: Enter your old and new passwords into the text fields and press Save. You will have to enter your new password twice to ensure there are no typos. Passwords have an 8 character minimum and care case sensitive.
- Optionally you can set Microsoft you force you to change your password every 72 days on your account by selecting the checkbox above the “Save” button. Frequent password changes will help prevent future attacks on your account.
- Set a strong password with a mix of capital and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols.