Your email account contains a lot of important mail, personal data, sensitive business information, etc. It is therefore imperative that you do not take your Outlook.com (earlier Hotmail) Sign In process casually.
First of all, use a strong password. Do learn what is considered a strong password and how to generate strong passwords. In any case now, Outlook or Hotmail has decided to disallow weak passwords like 123456, etc.
If you wish, you can make your password expire after 72 days. Go here to do so.
Outlook Login or Sign In
Enter www.outlook.com in your browsers address bar. In the space provided enter your username and password. If it is your computer, you may want to check the Keep me signed in box or Remember me or Remember my password box. If not, make sure it is unchecked.
If you are logging in from a cyber cafe or a public computer, you may want to get a one time single use code to sign in with. You will need to register your mobile phone with Outlook to avail of this service.
Click on Get one here.
You can choose to login with enhanced security. After you have signed in, you may be asked if you wish to use secure https login.
If you are using unsecured wireless connections, you may want to definitely use HTTPS logins. Choose the options you want. Your login URL will now appear as https.
Outlook.com includes several other security features. Do also read these very useful tips for Windows Live Mail users on how to secure and protect your email account.
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