Outlook Login: How to securely sign in to Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, or Live.com. Your email account contains a lot of important mail, personal data, sensitive business information, etc. That’s why it’s important to be careful when signing in to your Outlook.com account.
Outlook Login or Sign In Tips
Microsoft makes it easy to log in to your Outlook account securely. But if you want more security and tips, read on.
- Outlook Login or Sign-in
- Sign in with Windows Hello or a security key
- What is a Security key?
Visit this section to learn how to generate strong passwords.It’s important to use strong passwords at all times to keep your account secure. Outlook won’t accept weak passwords like 123456 or the ABCs, so be sure to choose something strong. You can also set the service to automatically change your password every 72 days to keep it extra secure.
Visit the “Change Password” section to change your password regularly and force change.
1] Outlook Login or Sign-in
So, to start, go to www.outlook.com in your browser and hit Enter. If you’re not already signed in, you’ll see a blue sign-in button. Click it to continue.
When you’re on the sign-in page, start by adding your username, then your password. You should see a box asking if you want to stay signed in. Only select it if you’re using a private computer. Never do this on a public system. There was a time when the service known as Hotmail had a sign-in feature where users could generate a one-time code for logging in. But this is no longer the case, so let’s look at what else we can do to supplement.
2] Sign in with Windows Hello or a security key
The option to sign in to Outlook with Windows Hello is available if your Windows 10 computer system supports it. Please click on the Sign in with Windows Hello or a security key link at the sign-in page. After clicking on the link, you should see a new section that wants to verify if you’re the one making the request. You can either use Windows Hello or type in your PIN. If that’s not enough, then jump to the Security Key option.
3] What is a Security key?
A security key is a physical device that you can use instead of your username and password to sign in. It is used in addition to a fingerprint or PIN. Even if someone has your security key, they won’t be able to sign in without the PIN or fingerprint that you create. Security keys are usually available for purchase from retailers that sell computer accessories.
Hello, My name is Shari & I am a writer for the ‘Outlook AppIns’ blog. I’m a CSIT graduate & I’ve been working in the IT industry for 3 years.