The best way to secure your Hotmail account

The best way to secure your Hotmail account

  1. Use strong password

This is the first set and very important to keep in mind. You should use a strong password and secure so that no one can use any algorithms to guess your password. So what is a strong password? Refer to the following requirements:

– Not a word in the dictionary (irrespective of any language)

– Not a variation in the dictionary

– Not a wordrepeated sequentially

– Does not include any personal information (date of birth, full name, identity card …)

There are many programs to create random password, but if you want to remember your password, follow the instruction to create a password that proposed by Microsoft.

  1. Use HTTPS connection

Using HTTPS instead of traditional methods HTTP means you are using a means of ensuring the communication between the server and your computer Hotmail. If a hacker prevents connections during the exchange of information, thoseconnection will stopimmediately, and hacker will not get any information. Most of modern browsers display a green bar at which we can see the owner of that website at the address bar. Make sure that the owner of Hotmail.comwhen you open it is Microsoft Corporation.

Here is the information displayed in Internet Explorer:


And a screenshot of Firefox:


To always use HTTPS, just visit the Microsoft SSL management and select “Use HTTPS automatically”.


Note: If you are using a client machine with Outlook Hotmail Connector or Windows Mobile, you will encounter some problems with HTTPS. You can skip the above settings and select the “Do not use HTTPS automatically”. Then always open Hotmail using to check your email.

  1. Password Reset Information

You need to ensure that the Password Reset Information sectionreset in the Hotmail account is always updated. So in case you forget your password, you can reset your password by using this information to restore. To reset the password information, go to Windows Live account page:


You always need to have a secondary email address (maybe attached in Hotmail account) so that your password information reset will be sent to this email if youaccidentally forget.

In several countries, users can add their phone number on the option to recover your password. The information will be sent to the phone number used to register the account.

You can also add to the Trusted PC if you just use your account on a computer. Windows Live Essentials need to be installed to ensure this feature can work.

And finally is the question of security. They also should be ensure safety as passwords, you should designate a safe answer to prevent hackers.

  1. Using Hotmail on public computer


There will be the times when you need to check your email on a public computer, when your personal computer is not available for use. First only use HTTPS instead of simple protocolHTTP. The “Get a single use code to sign in with” feature is a great choice for users from 1supported countries. Instead of having to type in your master password, the user will be given a code on the mobile phone. You can use the code generated automatically to log into your Hotmail account in a certain time.

Only with the basic knowledge you can use the Hotmail service safely without leaking threats or hackers.

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