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.

How Do I Correct My Microsoft Account (Outlook.com) Time Zone? The Not-so-obvious Location Revealed

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.

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How Do I Print an Email in Black Instead of Gray in Outlook.com?

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 in Gmail and Outlook.com – Ask Leo! Live

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.

How Do I Keep Outlook.com From Locking Me Out When I Travel?

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.

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.

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.

Why Am I Being Asked for Additional Verification on Sign-in?

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.

How Do I Change My Email Address?

Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I’ll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches.

Tip of the Day: Use Available Recovery Options

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.

Are Free Email Services Worth It?

Free email services and accounts are convenient and ubiquitous, and can be used safely, if and only if you take responsibility for that safety.

Back Up Your Email Using Thunderbird

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.

How Do I Back Up My Outlook.com Email?

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.

How Do I Edit a Reply?

Edit a reply before sending it: clean up your message, remove email addresses, and more.

What’s Up With Microsoft and Email?

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.

Ad Free Outlook.com – With Support?

Microsoft offers an “Ad-free” Outlook.com upgrade that also promises additional support. While ads disappear, support appears to be the same as free.

You Can Use Free Email Safely (But Most People Don’t)

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.

I searched and found a Hotmail support number, but is it legit?

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.

Desperately Seeking Closure

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 resolve my MSN Hotmail sign in problems?

We look at a variety of potential problems with MSN Hotmail.

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.