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.
Microsoft continues to confuse us with product names. I’ll clarify the difference between Outlook, Outlook, and Outlook.com, and help you decide which you want.
To avoid running out of space in your Microsoft/Outlook.com account, you can archive email messages to your PC.
The Outlook.com/OneDrive space limitation has many people looking for ways to download and preserve emails offline.
It’s easy to transfer Outlook.com contacts to other accounts.
If you want to free up space in your Outlook.com email account by deleting attachments but not their corresponding messages, you’ll need to take extra steps.
Microsoft made a confusing change to how storage is allocated between Outlook.com and OneDrive.
A recovery code created in advance can help you regain access to your Microsoft account if you get locked out.
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.
I tried to get locked out of my Microsoft account while traveling. I couldn’t. Why? I’d prepared. You can too.
Microsoft will show you how much space your Hotmail/Outlook.com/Microsoft account is using, if you know where to look.
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.
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.
People ask every day how they can reach someone at Microsoft to help with Hotmail and Outlook.com problems. There is help.
You can lose your account, and everything in it, if you don’t sign in often enough. Here’s how often you need to, and other ways to protect yourself.
If the time on your Outlook.com messages is wrong by hours, you may need to correct the time zone in your Microsoft account profile.
It’s frustrating when email previously marked as “not junk” continues to get sent to the Junk folder. It may be due to a hidden email address you don’t normally see. I’ll show you how to expose it and what to do with it.
Outlook.com defaults to showing dark gray text instead of black. There’s no setting to change it, but I’ll describe a couple of straws to grasp at.
Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. Here’s how to get your account back varies based on what happened to it.
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.
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.
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.
Surprisingly, you can still create a hotmail.com email address. I’ll show you how.
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.
“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.
Outlook.com has added the concept of email address aliases. They serve as a good solution when you want to change your email address.
The answer isn’t going to be too hopeful, though I do have a few small straws you can grasp at.
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.
Microsoft has enabled POP3, IMAP, and SMTP access to Outlook.com, and thus to Hotmail accounts. I’ll walk you through the settings.
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.
The trick is to print the email itself and not the page showing in your browser. I’ll show you how.
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.
It’s now fairly easy to automatically forward Hotmail and Outlook.com messages to another email account. I’ll walk you through the steps.
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.
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.
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.
Changing your Hotmail address is not possible, but you can set up a new account.
Changing your Hotmail user name, not your email address, is easy. Here’s how.
Well, I can tell you how to delete it, but you don’t really want to. Passport is how Hotmail identifies you. It may be annoying, but it’s required if you want to read your email.
This is another question I get often about HotMail. All I can figure is that HotMail’s own documentation on your Secret Question must be lacking somehow. Whatever the case, let me walk you through it:
MSN Hotmail actually has three ways to recover your password if you’ve lost it, but they all require that you have set them up before you run into trouble.