Reset a lost hotmail password

Edited by Fabian John Andan, Lynn, Anonymous, Christine dela Cruz and 1 other

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If you forgot your Hotmail password, or you want to change your password on your Hotmail account, follow these steps on how to change/reset your Hotmail password.

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Follow these steps

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    Turn on your computer.
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    Open your web browser and go to your Hotmail web site
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    To reset your lost Hotmail password, simply select "Can't access your account?".
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    Enter your Microsoft account username or Hotmail address in the box.
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    Type the characters you see.
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    When you're done typing your Hotmail address and the characters above, simply select "Next."
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    Select the option "Email me a reset link", just click the circle beside it.
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    Select "Next" to send the password reset link to your alternate email address.
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    After that, you will receive a note that says, "We've sent a password reset link to these email addresses."
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    Check your email, and see if the reset link is received.
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    Then click on the link to set a new password.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • If you weren't able to receive the reset link, do the steps again.
  • Simply follow the pictures above.

How to Keep Your Email Safe from Unauthorized Access

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    Do not share your password to anyone.
    Passwords are supposed to be known only by you. Avoid sharing accounts with another person, even if you trust that person. Also, do not write down your usernames and passwords in a document, especially if that document is not password enabled. Some people also like noting and saving their usernames and passwords on their smartphone notepad for easy reference in case they forget. While this is very convenient, it is also very risky, especially when you lose your phone and you do not have a strong pass-code lock. As much as possible, just memorize your password.
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    Avoid using very predictable passwords like birthdays and anniversaries.
    These are the most common numbers that people use. Hackers can easily guess this based on your information. Therefore, choose more unique combinations. It is even better if you can combine letters and numbers and upper case and lower case when making your password. Most email sites these days require these types of combinations as well, mainly because unauthorized access has been very common and hackers are becoming more and more clever.
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    Change your password from time to time.
    If you keep the same password for a long time and for some reason it has leaked out, it will be easier for hackers to access it. Therefore, change it so that even if there is a password leak, they won't be able to use it eventually.
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    Do not use the same password for different email accounts.
    If one of your accounts gets hacked, they will be able to access your other accounts as well if you use the same password. This is especially the case for alternate email addresses that you use for account retrieval. As much as possible, keep their passwords totally separate because if the hacker is clever enough, they can use the "forget password" option to hack both of those accounts.
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    Do not trust emails that tell you you need to make changes on your account.
    There are various email hackers nowadays who would imitate your email provider and pretend that they are asking you to make some adjustments on your account. Before trusting any of these, assess the email address from which the email came from. Also, do not click links especially when it contains unusual characters. If there are any huge changes that come from your service provider, normally there will be official announcement and not some random email like that.
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    Do not access your account if you are not sure of the security of your connection.
    If you are on public WiFi without any passwords, refrain from accessing your account if you can. These types of networks are very easy to penetrate and therefore your login information can be stolen.
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