Articles in Category: Outlook.com

The email service formerly known as Hotmail.com, Outlook.com is the web’s user interface not only for outlook.com email accounts, but for email accounts on the msn.com, webtv.com, live.com and hotmail.com domains and many more.

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How Do Outlook and Outlook.com Relate?

Even though they share similar names and do similar things, Outlook and Outlook.com are not related at all.

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How Do I Get into My Outlook.com Account If I Don’t Have the Recovery Phone or Email?

If you don’t have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account — maybe.

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Why Do I See Lots of Failed Login Attempts on My Account?

We are all under constant attack. I’ll show you how to look at your Outlook.com recent activity and review why it might be full of failed login attempts.

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What are my Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options?

Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I’ll review different scenarios.

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How Do I Contact Outlook.com Customer Service?

People ask every day how they can reach someone at Microsoft to help with Hotmail and Outlook.com problems. There is help.

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What’s the Difference Between Hotmail.com, Msn.com, Live.com and Now Outlook.com?

Like many Microsoft products, Hotmail’s name has changed a time or two and caused a great deal of confusion. I’ll try to make sense of it all.

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Can I Still Get a Hotmail Email Address?

Surprisingly, you can still create a hotmail.com email address. I’ll show you how.

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Recover Your Microsoft Account Later by Setting Up a Recovery Code NOW

A recovery code created in advance can help you avoid losing access to your Microsoft account. I’ll show you how to create a recovery code.

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How Not To Get Locked Out of Your Microsoft Account While Traveling

I tried to get locked out of my Microsoft account while travelling. I couldn’t. Why? I’d prepared. Prepare properly so you won’t get locked out.

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4 Alternatives for Windows Live Mail and Outlook.com

Outlook.com is dropping support for Windows Live Mail 2012. I’ll look at what that really means, and outline some options Microsoft failed to mention.

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How do I close my Hotmail or Outlook.com account?

“I want to close my Hotmail account” is a knee-jerk reaction to many account problems. It’s easy, and I’ll show you how, but it also may be pointless or even harmful.

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How Do I Change the Mobile Number Associated with My Hotmail Account?

Mobile numbers are an important component of Hotmail and Outlook.com security. I’ll review how to change the mobile number and keep it up to date.

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Change Your Hotmail or Outlook.com Email Address With An Alias

Outlook.com has added the concept of email address aliases. They serve as a good solution when you want to change your email address.

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How can I get my lost Hotmail emails back?

The answer isn’t going to be too hopeful, though I do have a few small straws you can grasp at.

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How Do I Make a New Hotmail Account? Or Outlook.com Account?

Making a new Hotmail or Outlook.com account isn’t as obvious as many think. First, you need to make the option visible – by signing out.

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What Are Outlook.com’s IMAP, POP3, and SMTP Settings?

Microsoft has enabled POP3, IMAP, and SMTP access to Outlook.com, and thus to Hotmail accounts. I’ll walk you through the settings.

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How Do I Use and Clear Outlook.com Contacts and Auto-complete Suggestions?

Outlook.com tries to make entering email addresses quicker, easier, and less error prone by offering a variety of suggestions when you compose email. I’ll look at how those interact and how you can control some of what happens.

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How do I change my Hotmail or Outlook.com password?

How to change your Hotmail or Outlook.com password isn’t always obvious, particularly when Microsoft keeps changing the interface. I’ll walk you through how to change your Hotmail password.

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How Do I Print Hotmail Messages Without the Ads?

The trick is to print the email itself and not the page showing in your browser. I’ll show you how.

How Do I Change My Hotmail or Outlook.com Password If I Forgot It?

Forgot your Hotmail password? Your Outlook.com password? There are a couple of ways to regain access to your account. Using recovery information you set up originally, or information you can remember about the account, I’ll show you how to go about getting your account back.

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How do I automatically forward Hotmail in Outlook.com?

It’s now fairly easy to automatically forward Hotmail and Outlook.com messages to another email account. I’ll walk you through the steps.

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How Do I Print an Email in Outlook.com (Formerly Hotmail)?

It’s not that difficult to print an email in Outlook.com, it just takes looking in what is probably an unfamiliar place for former Hotmail users.

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How do I open an .isc file in Outlook.com?

Outlook and Outlook.com are two different and unrelated programs. But once we get past a possible typo, they can both handle ics, not isc, files.

How do I change my Hotmail alternate email address?

Your alternate email address is critical should you forget your password or lose access to your Hotmail account. I’ll show you how to set or change it.

How Do I Change My Hotmail Name or Address?

Changing your Hotmail address is not possible, but you can set up a new account.

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Could the Microsoft Servers be Infected?

It’s tempting to blame the mail service for account hacks and vulnerabilities, but in fact that’s rarely the case. Much more likely is that hackers gained access to individual accounts through more traditional means.

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How Do I Contact Hotmail Customer Service?

Being a free service, Hotmail’s customer serice isn’t as extensive, or as
immediate, as that of a full featured mail or ISP service you might pay for.