Articles tagged: Outlook.com

Email

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.

Password Frustration

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.

Facebook Login, including the "Forgot account?" link

Tip of the Day: Use Available Recovery Options

Are free email services worth it?

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.

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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.

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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.

Example Reply

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?

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?

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)

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.

Hotmail Support Search Results

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.

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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.

Recent Activity

I see lots of failed attempts to login to my account, should I do anything?

One thing that everyone needs to realize is that our accounts are pretty much under constant attack. We certainly need to act like they are.

Outlook.com signed out

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.

Outlook.com email forwarding

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.

Other Services from Microsoft

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.

Outlook.com new email domains

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.