Hotmail change password

How to Change a Hotmail Account Password? You can change your password from your account settings or you can have your password reset if you can’t remember it. Just follow the simple steps below.

1. Sign in your Hotmail (outlook) account. Click on your profile image in the upper-right corner of the inbox.  Select “View Account”.

2. Click the “Change Password” menu.

Note: You may be asked to verify your account if you are using a browser you don’t normally use. Microsoft will send a code to your backup email address.

Enter code and click “Submit”.

3. Enter your old password and new password that you want to replace. You will need to enter the new password twice in order to confirm it, and then Click “Next”.

Congratulations! Your Password has been changed successfully!

How to Send and Receive Hotmail from Your Gmail Account

Do you want to access your Hotmail inbox with your Gmail account? Today we will show you how to send and get Hotmail emails from your Gmail account.

Step 1: Firstly, sign in your Gmail account and choose “Settings”.

Step 2: Click “Accounts and Import”.

Step 3: Click “Add a POP3 email account you own”.

Step 4: Enter your hotmail ID on the tab “Email address”, and then click “Next Step”.

Step 5: Enter your username and password for your Windows Live account. Make sure that these following settings are correct.

If you want to have your messages in your hotmail account, choose “Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server” option.

You could safe one copy version in your computer and maintain incoming messages. Click “Add Account” to continue.

Note: You must go to your Windows Live account to take POP Server and Port because each Windows Live account has a different POP setting. Example:

Step 6: Click “Yes, I want to be able to send mail as…”. This will enable you to send email from Hotmail or other Windows Live accounts, click “Next Step”.

Step 7: You could verify or change your name associated with your email. If you want to your new added account could reply to one specific email address, you could write that email address in “Reply-to address”. Then click “Next Step”.

Step 8: Click “Send Verification”. Gmail will send a confirmation email to your Hotmail or Live account.

Step 9: After getting a verification code, enter it and click “Verify”.

Step 10: To send an email from your Hotmail account, Click “From” and choose your hotmail account to write a new email.

—> Now you could both send and receive email from your Hotmail account using your gmail account!

How to recover Hotmail account hacked?

—-> If you could access your hotmail account:

You need to change your password:

Step 1: Log in your hotmail (outlook) account. Click on your profile picture at the right corner of the mailbox. Click “View account”.

Step 2: Click “Change password”.

Note: You will be required to verify your identity if you are using another web Brower which is not being used very often. Microsoft will send a verification code to your alternate email.

Enter your code and click “Submit”.

Step 3: Enter your old password and new reset password. You need to type your new password twice to confirm it. Your password must be strong enough, containing at least 8 characters and  all of these following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Click “Next”.

—-> If you cannot log in your Hotmail account:

You need to reset your password immediately.

  • Firstly, go to: www.hotmail.com (outlook), click on “Forgot my password”, as described in the below picture:

  • Then, answer the question: “Why can’t you sign in?” by checking the box “I forgot my password ” and click “Next”.

  • Enter your Hotmail ID and the verification code that is presented to you. Click “Next”.

  • You need to verify your identity using one of the three methods below:

  1. If you want to get a verification code via email, click on “Email *******@gmail.com”, entering your alternate email address and choose “Next”.
  2. If you want to get a verification code via SMS, click on “Text *****”, entering your mobile number and choose “Next”.
  3. If you want to get a verification code via a phone call, click on “Call ****” and then “Next”.
  4. If you choose “I don’t have any of these”.

It is the left option if you cannot do one of these above options. In this case, you will be asked several questions related to your email account, such as “Phone number”, “Alternate email address”…. You need to answer them correctly.

Notice: Mobile number and alternate email address are your personal information in “Help us protect your info” that you have provided when registering your hotmail account.

  • You will receive a verification code within a moment. Enter the code into “Next”.

  • Enter a new password, it should be strong enough, having at least 8 characters and containing the following upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Then click “Next”.

  • Finally, you could log in your hotmail account with the new password.

Hotmail Sign Up

This article shows you how to create a new Hotmail/Outlook Account. This account gives you access to various Microsoft products like Hotmail/Outlook, OneDrive, Skype, etc.

How to create a Hotmail/Outlook account

  1. Go to www.hotmail.com.
  2. Click Create account at the top right corner of the page.

Hotmail Sign Up Guide

  1. Enter the username that you want to use for your account. You can choose your preferred mail ending (either @hotmail.com or @outlook.com) by clicking on the small down arrow on the right of the username box.

Create a Hotmail account

  1. Click Next. Enter your password and click Next.
  2. Microsoft will require you to enter some personal information. Select your country and your birthdate then click Next.

Sign up for a Hotmail account Guide

  1. For security reason, you need to provide your phone number. Enter your phone number and click Send code.

How to create a Hotmail account

  1. Check your mobile phone for Account Activation Key and type it in the respective box. Click Next.
  1. Congratulations, you have created your new Hotmail/Outlook Account!

Create a Signature in Hotmail (Outlook)

You could create a more professional and trustworthy image to your colleagues or business partners while becoming amiable to your friends with an email signature. With these following instructions, you could find it easy to have a signature in Hotmail.
1. Login to your Hotmail account. Click the Gear (settings) icon and select Options.

2. Go to “Layout”. Click on “Email signature”.

3. Create a new signature in Hotmail (Outlook). You can adjust the text font, add image and hyperlinks in your Outlook email signature.

You could choose either: “Automatically include my signature on new messages I compose” or “Automatically include my signature on messages I forward or reply to”.

4. Click ‘Save‘ and your signature will be attached in your mails automatically.

Hotmail Sign In problems

Hotmail is now Outlook.com, and it uses Microsoft account to sign in. If you can’t sign in your Microsoft account, here are some suggestions to get you back in there as quickly as possible.

If you remember your password and it isn’t working, make sure the Caps lock is turned off and your email address is spelled correctly.

Reset your Hotmail password

If you don’t remember your password, follow these steps to reset your password

  1. Go to the Reset your password page.
  2. Choose the reason you need your password reset, then click Next.
  3. Enter the email address or the phone number that you used when you signed up your Microsoft account.
  4. Enter the characters you see on the screen (to prove you’re not a robot), then click Next.
  5. If you’ve added security info to your account, Microsoft will send a one-time code to the phone number or alternate email address you provided. Choose a way to receive the code and click Send code.
  6. Enter the code you received and click Next.

     

  7. Enter your new password. Then click Next.

If you have trouble resetting your password, consider the following:

  1. You can’t get a security code
    1. If you don’t have or can’t get to your security info (your alternate phone number or email address), click I didn’t get a code when you’re prompted for a code at sign-in, or I don’t have any of these when you’re resetting your password, then follow the instructions.
    2. You may be asked to fill out a security questionnaire. You’ll be asked for info like the subject lines of email you recently sent from your account, your birthdate, credit card info, and other details only you would know. You don’t have to know every answer, and it’s ok to be close if you don’t know the exact answer. There may be a 30-day waiting period to get full access to your account.
  2. Your profile is temporarily locked
    If you’ve seen a message that your profile is temporarily blocked, Microsoft may have detected spam or other fraudulent use of your account, or content that violates their Terms of Use. You can validate your account using your phone to get a security code to unblock your account.

Server issue

There might be a chance Microsoft is having some issues. You can check the status of the service on https://portal.office.com/servicestatus.

Browser issue

Log-in issues may also occur due to browser-related problems. You should keep your browser up-to-date.

Hotmail Login

Hotmail, now upgraded to Outlook, is a free personal email service from Microsoft Corporation. Signing in to Hotmail is a very simple process, you just need to provide a few pieces of information, including your Hotmail username and your Hotmail password in order to gain instant access to Microsoft account.

Here’s a simple guide to sign in to your Hotmail Account.

How to Sign in to Hotmail/Outlook on Desktop

  1. Go to https://login.live.com.
  2. Enter your email address or your phone number and select Next.

Hotmail Sign In

  1. Enter your password and select Sign in.

Hotmail/Outlook Sign In

Hotmail Sign In – How to Sign in to Hotmail/Outlook on iPhone

  1. It’s recommended to use Microsoft Outlook app by Microsoft Corporation on Apple store to access your Hotmail email.
  2. Enter your Hotmail email address or phone number into the upper box. This field is not “case sensitive”.
  3. Enter your Hotmail password. Your password is “case sensitive”.
  4. We recommend that you get the “Keep me signed in” checkbox selected. This ensures that you won’t be constantly interrupted to re-enter your password.
  5. Tap Sign in.

Hotmail Sign In – How to Sign in to Hotmail/Outlook on Android

It’s recommended to use Microsoft Outlook app by Microsoft Corporation on Google Play store to access your Hotmail email.

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook app, there is a Welcome screen. Tap Get Started.

Hotmail Outlook Sign In on Android

  1. Enter your email address (ex: [email protected] or [email protected]) then tap Continue.

Hotmail Sign In on Android

  1. Enter your password then tap Sign in.

Hotmail Sign In on Android

If you don’t have an account yet, see “Hotmail Sign Up” tutorial to create a new Hotmail Account

In the previous step, if you enter an email address from another email provider such as Gmail, you will go to a “Choose account type” screen. Select your account type here, ex: “Outlook” for both email address of @outlook.com and @hotmail.com.

hotmail android choose account type

On “Connect Outlook” screen, enter your Hotmail email address or phone number into the upper box.

hotmail android connect outlook

Now enter your Hotmail password. Your password is case sensitive. Tap Sign in.

Hotmail – www.Hotmail.com

Hotmail was one of the first webmail services on the Internet: www.Hotmail.com. Hotmail was launched on July 4, 1996, and then Hotmail was sold to Microsoft in December 1997 for a reported $400 million. To get started with a Hotmail email, you need to create Microsoft Account.

A Microsoft Account gives you access to Microsoft products such as Hotmail/Outlook, OneDrive, Skype, Office, MSN, Store, Xbox Live, etc.

microsoft products

Transition to Outlook.com

Outlook.com was first introduced on July 31, 2012 with beta version. Existing Hotmail customers could freely upgrade to the preview version of Outlook.com and downgrade back. Outlook.com graduated preview stage on 18 February 2013. According to Microsoft, the upgrade was deployed on April 3, 2013; the user kept their existing Hotmail accounts and received the option of having an @outlook.com email address. By May 2013, Outlook.com had 400 million active users.

How to Sign in to Hotmail.com on the web

  1. Navigate to Hotmail at https://www.hotmail.com/ or https://outlook.com. It will redirect you to https://login.live.com/.
    hotmail sign in
  2. Enter your Hotmail Email Address or Phone number into the upper box. This field is not cAsE SeNsItIvE.
  3. Now enter your Hotmail Password. Your Password is case sensitive.
  4. We recommend that you got the “Keep me signed in” checkbox selected. This ensures that you won’t be constantly interrupted to re-enter your password.
  5. Click “Sign In”.

What’s the difference between MSN, Hotmail, Outlook & Windows Live Mail?

What are the MSN, Hotmail, Outlook and Windows Live Mail?

MSN (acronym of The Microsoft Network) is a web portal and related collection of Internet services. It is an app for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft.

Hotmail is a free online e-mail service set up by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia in 1995 that was later acquired by Microsoft in December of 1997. It allows users to read and to send e-mail using internet connection.

Outlook is a program bundled with Microsoft Office. Thanks to it, users can read and manage email, calendars, contacts, etc. on their own computers. In fact, Outlook is not an email service but a program to fetch emails for you. However, Outlook.com, a website rather than a program like Outlook. It provides free webmail with individual Microsoft Accounts and provides email, calendar, and contact functions.

Windows Live Mail is a desktop email program which was first introduced by Microsoft to replace Outlook Express. It is part of the Windows Essentials suite, including such programs as Live Mail, Live Writer, Photo Gallery, MovieMaker, and OneDrive. (It used to include Messenger, which was replaced by Skype).

What is the difference between MSN, Hotmail, Outlook, and Windows Live Mail?

Live Mail and Outlook.com are fundamentally identical.  If you log into https://mail.live.com/ or https://www.outlook.com/ using the same Microsoft ID, you should see the same mailbox, but possibly with a different user interface.

With your Hotmail account, you can use Outlook without a new account or even no changes in username/password.

Whether you already upgrade your Hotmail account or not, your email will always work.

All Microsoft mailboxes ending with @outlook.com, @live.com, @hotmail.com, @msn.com will or already be migrated to the current Outlook.com platform hosted on the Office 365.

Microsoft has announced that those email services including Hotmail, Live Mail, and MSN Mail will be ended and suggests their users transfer into some other free Mail apps or Outlook service –  a Microsoft Office’s email and personal information. Even though Outlook users will be charged, they could be offered one year free Office 365 from Microsoft.

After one year of using Outlook, users will be charged additional £59.99 per year for Office 365 Personal. The package includes all services of Microsoft Office plus a 1TB free online storage.

Alternatively, you could pay a lump sum of £164 for a permanent using package of Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2016.

The Mail app is simpler but less powerful than Windows Live Mail. It has limited options for sorting emails and sending emails to groups. Outlook is far more powerful than Windows Live Mail. It has more advanced features for emails, contacts, calendars, and to-do lists.