Outlook.com is fantastic free email platform, second only to Google Gmail. Microsoft’s Outlook is integrated with the full range of the developer’s other services, from Skype to Xbox Live. Using a shared computer to check your emails carries a significant security risk, so here is how to safely login to Outlook on a shared computer.
In Outlook, it is no longer possible to sign out of your account or be prompted for a password to sign in.
So if using a shared computer, you will want to prevent them from accessing your email account.
To protect your privacy, ensure others sign into your computer with their own account.
This will prevent them from accessing your Outlook email, as well as offering them their own personalised experience.
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How to create a Microsoft Outlook local user or administrator account:
This lets you create another account on your computer for someone else who doses not have a Microsoft account.
It is recommended to adding a password, to keep your personal data secure.
Begin by selecting the Start button, then select Settings, Accounts, Family and other users, then Add someone else to this PC.
At the bottom of the page, select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information, and at the bottom of the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
Then enter a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next.
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How to log out from Microsoft Outlook:
If you are logged into your computer and want to let someone else use it, or if you’re leaving your computer unattended for a while, sign out of Windows.
Begin by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete, and click Log off.
If you get a notification about unsaved changes in programs you have open, select whether or not to save them.
The computer will close the programs and log you off, which may take a few minutes.
After you have logged off, other users can log on to the computer with their user accounts.
If they have set up Outlook for their account on your computer, they can access their email account but not yours.
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How to sign in to Microsoft Hotmail or Outlook:
Go to the Outlook.com sign-in page and select Sign in.
Enter your email address or phone number and select Next.
On the next page, enter your password and select Sign in.
Check the Keep me signed in box if you want to go straight to Outlook.com next time – this is not recommended for shared computers.
Uncheck the box to be prompted for your password each time you sign in.