Email has transformed how we communicate, with billions of emails now being sent and received on a daily basis. Outlook, Microsoft’s successor to Hotmail, is one of the world’s most popular email platforms thanks to its impressive power and security. And although it is no longer possible to create new Hotmail email accounts, Microsoft still allows its Outlook users to retain a Hotmail domain name.
How to access your old Hotmail account:
Those who have lost their Microsoft account password can use the security information to recover their Hotmail email account.
But if their Hotmail account is particularly old, these security questions can easily have been forgotten.
However, help is at hand with Microsoft’s account Recovery Form.
The Hotmail account Recovery Form is a tool providing additional information, meaning Microsoft can ensure you – and only you – regain access to your account.
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Remember, Hotmail account users who have disabled two-step verification cannot use the recovery form.
Turning on two-step verification prevents people from signing in without two forms of identification, regardless of how much information is known about their account.
A working email account is required so Microsoft can send you information about your request.
Users can use any active email account, even one belonging to a close friend or relative.
Alternatively, those who do cannot access another email account can create a temporary outlook.com account for free by selecting Create One at the Microsoft account sign-in page.
How to fill out a Hotmail Recovery Form:
Start by visiting account.live.com/acsr and enter your email address, phone number or username for the account you are attempting to access.
Next, provide an email address Microsoft can use to contact you concerning your request.
You will then new asked to enter the characters that appear on the screen proving you are not a bot.
A screen will then pop-up asking you to verify the contact email address.
Check this email for a the security code, enter it, then select Verify.
Select Submit when you are finished, and Microsoft should respond within 24 hours.
How to check last login information in Outlook?
Your Outlook email account has a Recent Activity page displaying relevant account activity.
The page lists the date, time and geographic location of each sign in and sign in attempt.
Additionally, the Recent Activity page also displays specific data – such as the IP address and the operating system of the device that is being used to sign in to your account – helping you determine whether someone is accessing your emails without your permission.
The Recent Activity page is accessible through Outlook’s Account Settings menu.
Simply select View More Account Activity text link to view more activity entries.