While trying to log in hotmail.com, we may forget our Hotmail account password and need to reset the password.
If you are certain about your Hotmail account password but unable to sign in your Hotmail, check your caps lock button. If it is on, your entire password would be typed in capital. Thus, you must be careful about cases of the letters whenever entering your Hotmail password.
If you still are not able log in Hotmail, it is undoubted that you have forgotten your password. And are you wondering how to change the Hotmail password, come to Hotmail password reset. Password should also be reset when you think your Hotmail account is hacked or unwantedly accessed by someone else.
Fortunately Hotmail password recovery is a pretty easy task. Hotmail password reset can be done within few minutes with a few simple steps. (Outlook and Live Mail account password reset can be done in the same way).
1. Go to www.hotmail.com home page.
2. Click on ‘Forgot my password’ just below sign in button.
3. You get a Hotmail page asking “why can’t you sign in?” click in “I forgot my password“.
4. You will be on the page displaying “Recover your account”. Enter your Hotmail account in upper box and given captcha code in lower box. If captcha is too hard to recognize, you can try audio as well.
5. Enter your Hotmail email and correct captcha, and then you will arrive in different options to recover your Hotmail account.
6. These recovery options are depended on which recovery method you have selected in your Hotmail email ID. If you have selected email ID to recover your Hotmail ID, you will receive a recovery code in that email. If you have chosen mobile number, you will get text message or call with a recovery code to change the password. You must enter your email address or last 4 digit of your mobile number to confirm that you are the actual owner of that Hotmail email ID.
7. When you get the code, select the option “I have code” and you will be prompted to another page to enter your code.
8. Then, you can reset thepassword for your Hotmail email. Be careful while changing Hotmail password.
9. If you do not have access to your recovery email or phone number, or you have not set your recovery option, click on “I do not have access to any of this”.
10. Provide your alternate email address when you are asked “where should we contact you?”
11. Now you will have to add all of the account information required to verify your identity.
12. Finally, you have a new password for your Hotmail email ID.
Be careful while creating a password for Hotmail ID. It should be somehow easy for you to remember and hard for others to guess. A password will be strong when it is composed of alphabets, numbers and special characters. Do not use dictionary words or name, surname or your family member name or pets name in your Hotmail password. Also you need to remember your recovery option to reset the password whenever needed in the future. Password reset for @outlook.com mail can also be done with above steps.