Articles tagged: Outlook.com
What’s the Difference Between an Email Account, an Email Address, an Email Program, and an Email Service?
Terminology around email can be confusing, and lead to incorrect answers to misstated questions. I’ll review some common and important terms.
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.
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.
Filters are incredibly power and overlooked ways of managing your email. I’ll review setting up filters for common tasks like keeping certain senders out of spam, as well as sending others directly there.
When your email is suddenly accessed from a new location, it could mean someone other than you is trying to log in. Email providers like Outlook.com watch for this.
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.
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.
If Microsoft detects a login attempt to your account from a country other than yours, additional security information may be required. You need to be prepared to provide it.
Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I’ll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches.
People ask every day how they can reach someone at Microsoft to help with Hotmail and Outlook.com problems. There is help.
Free email services and accounts are convenient and ubiquitous, and can be used safely, if and only if you take responsibility for that safety.
Using a desktop email program to back up your email is a very good way to avoid potential data loss. I’ll show you how to backup your email easily, using Outlook.com and Thunderbird as my examples.
Outlook.com accounts are hacked into and lost every day. I’ll review a couple of techniques that ensure you won’t lose email or contacts if it happens to you.
Edit a reply before sending it: clean up your message, remove email addresses, and more.
In the wake of Microsoft’s announced withdrawal of support for Outlook.com synchronization with Windows Live Mail 2012, I review some of the implications, including an update to my position on getting free email programs from Microsoft.
Microsoft offers an “Ad-free” Outlook.com upgrade that also promises additional support. While ads disappear, support appears to be the same as free.
Free email is popular, ubiquitous … and risky. Free email accounts are lost regularly with no hope of recovery. I’ll review how you can use free email accounts safely.
There is no Hotmail support number. If you find one in search results, it’s not Microsoft. Whether it’s legitimate is up for debate.
I often hear from people who want to close an email account for one reason or another – often they’re quite desperate. The problem is that closing an email account is very often the wrong solution to their real problem.
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.
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.
We look at a variety of potential problems with MSN Hotmail.
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.