Microsoft respects its users’ privacy and thus give them full control over the privacy settings of your Microsoft Account. If you want to stay away the online threats and perils, it is very important to keep your online accounts safe and secure. Never forget to adjust the privacy settings as soon as you create any online account.
The Microsoft Account is used to sign in, into your Outlook.com, Hotmail.com and other email IDs. It can also be used to sign into other Microsoft services and devices like Windows computers, Xbox Live, Windows Phone and so on. We have already seen some security steps which can be taken for Microsoft Account protection. Today, in this post we will talk about the privacy settings that Microsoft Account has to offer.
Microsoft Account Privacy Settings
Marketing Preferences: To begin with, you first need to manage your marketing preferences. Sign into your Microsoft account and go to Settings. Click on Notifications and manage your marketing preferences.
Since your Microsoft account is connected to every service, it is very important to manage the information you are sharing with these online services. Not many users may know this, but when you connect your Microsoft account to other websites like Facebook, Linked and others; you are actually sharing all your personal details with them.
To adjust the privacy settings here, sign in to your Microsoft account and go to Profile Page. Click on Manage Aliases and change your marketing preferences. You can further change the email aliases from the tab ‘Aliases’.
If you have more than one email added here, make sure to turn-off sign in preferences for email addresses you are not using.
Manage the linked accounts: On the top right corner of your profile page, you can see the social networking accounts linked to your Microsoft account, under Manage your accounts. Click on any of those and customize what info you want to share.
Use the check boxes to adjust your privacy settings here. Click on ‘Remove this connection completely’ to remove an account from Microsoft.
Password Settings: On your account page, go to Security and Privacy and click on Change Password. Enter your current password and then create a new one. Make sure select a strong password for your account. Microsoft recommends checking the box, “Make me change my password in 72 days” and click on Save.
Hope this piece of writing about privacy settings in Microsoft Account was useful to you. Now see how you can harden Outlook.com privacy settings.