Hotmail account always allows users to access their account by using their login credentials. In order to login to Hotmail account, the users need to be handy with his user ID and password. If this is with you and you are looking for the process to login to your account then here is easier.
Login to Hotmail account when you have all the login credentials with you
- Step 1
At the first step, open the browser of your system and type www.outlook.com in the blank. If you have the URL for the login page of Hotmail account, you can use the same.
- Step 2
When the page will open, you will get the option to enter your username and password. In the first blank, you need to enter your username; it should be your complete user ID that is username along with the extension and then the password. For e.g, if your email ID is firstname.lastname@example.org, then you need to enter the whole ID followed by the password.
- Step 3
Once you have entered all your details correctly, click on the next button present just below the password blank. Once you will click on the next button, you will taken to the inbox of your Hotmail account.
So, this is a simple and easy process to login when you have all your details with you.
How to login to Hotmail account on mobile when you have changed the password on the desktop?
If you have not changed your Hotmail account password on your mobile and you have changed the password of your account on desktop, then you would not be able to access your account on mobile until you update the new password on your mobile phone.
The process to login to Hotmail account on the mobile phone when password is change is.
When you will open the Email icon present in the menu box, you will be prompted by Hotmail to update your change password. Once you click on the update password button, a new page will open asking you to enter the new password and also to reconfirm. Once you are done with the process, your Hotmail inbox will open in your mobile phone as well.
This is a simple and easy process to login Hotmail account when all login details are with you. Now comes to another situation when you do not have login details with you. In this situation Hotmail will not allow you to access your account. However, in the absence of login details, it is not like you would never be able to access your account. There are alternate methods present that assist you to regain the lost information as well as the account access.
Login to Hotmail account when you have forgotten your account password
- Step 1
Open the login page of Hotmail account by typing www.outlook.com in your browser. You can also open the password reset page of Hotmail to directly as well to start the process of retrieving your account password. The URL for the password reset page for Hotmail is https://account.live.com/resetpassword.aspx.
- Step 2
Once the login page is open scroll down the page and look for option ‘unable to login’.
- Step 3
When you will click on the options ‘unable to login’, Hotmail will give you more options to figure out the exact reason why you are not able to login your account. Here, it will give you reasons like you have forgotten the password of your account; your account has been hacked or any other reason. As the reason for your fail login attempt is you have forgotten your password, so click on the options forget the password. And then press the next button.
- Step 4
Enter your email address and in the next blank, you will get the option to enter the verification code. The verification code is case sensitive, therefore you have to be little careful while entering the characters. Once you are done with the process, click on next button.
- Step 5
Hotmail will give you two options to reset your account and that will be text and email. In case, you have registered your phone number with Hotmail while creating the account, then you can choose ‘text’ option to receive the code on your number. Microsoft sends SMS for the same. On the other hand, if you have registered your alternate email ID while creating the account, then you can choose the option email. Microsoft will send you an email to reset your password. If both are not the case, then you can select the option ‘I don’t have any of these’.
When you select this option, Microsoft will ask for the alternate email ID to recover your account. Enter your backup email ID and follow the instructions shared on the screen. These are easy to follow instructions, so you will not have any trouble.
- Step 6
When you choose to retrieve your password through email, Microsoft will send an email to you with a link to regenerate password for your account. So, as soon as you click on the option ’email’ for receiving password regeneration details open your alternate email id and check the mail received from Microsoft. The details are shared in the mail so you can follow the instructions.
- Step 7
In the mail you will receive a linked to reset password, click on that link and create a new password for your account. The link will ask you to confirm the created password just to make sure that you remember the password correctly. On the other hand, if you choose to retrieve your account password through text, then Microsoft will send you a verification code which you need to enter in the blanks shared on your desktop screen. Once you will enter the code on the screen and press the ‘ok’ button, you will be taken to a new page where you’ll get the option to create a new password for your account.
After successfully creating the password for your account following any of the above mentioned process, you can use the same password login to your Hotmail account.
The password generation process is easy and takes very less time, if you have an uninterrupted internet connection to work with.
Similar to this, if you have forgotten your Hotmail email ID, then also you can easily retrieve your account access. Nevertheless, in this situation you need to have your recovery account details with you that is your registered contact number and registered email address.
Things to remember to have uninterrupted Hotmail account access
- Never share your password with anyone. Suppose, if have to share your account password with somebody, then to change the password as early as possible.
- Keep changing your account password at regular interval of time. And try to make difficult to get password every time.
- Do not keep a common password for all your accounts. The email account password should remain of good strength.
- When you are using a public computer to access your account, don’t forget to change the password once your work is done.
- If you have a problem in recalling your password, then do not create a simple and easy to remember password. Instead of that, create a password that have a good strength and note it down at some secret place in your system or in your personal diary.
All these tips you can always keep your account secure from hackers and also you will never lose your password as well as your account access.