Microsoft Outlook is one of the world’s most used email services. If you want to call it that, it’s probably the best email client at this point. However, some users who have not used the service for a long time since the days of Hotmail are having difficulties returning. The primary reason is the inability to recover their passwords. Now, recovering a password where Outlook is concerned with the tools Microsoft has provided, is super easy. But it doesn’t always work, especially if users lack important information.
In this article, we will show you how to recover your account password in a regular way, and by using a freeware software known as Mail Pass View. Once you have regained your account information, we suggest saving the login data in a web browser or one of the many free password managers.
How to recover Outlook Password
If you are having problems with recovering your Microsoft Outlook password, the following should help:
- Use Outlook.com recover option
- Recover password with Mail Pass View
Let us look at this in more detail.
Use Outlook.com recover option
Most people will be using the Outlook.com sign-in option rather than Mail Pass View, so pay very close attention. To sign in to Outlook.com, go to the sign-in section on the website.
From there, enter your username or email address, then hit Enter. After that, you should see the option, Forgot my password. Click on that right away to begin the recovery process. You will now be asked to enter your email address again, hit Enter, and follow the instructions provided.
That should be good enough for most cases in recovering a password, so don’t stress yourself.
Recover password with Mail Pass View
If you can’t recover your password the easy way, then we must now look at the alternative that is not the best but could work for some. You see, for Mail Pass View to work, users must have Outlook on the desktop.
To start, download Mail Pass view from the reputable website, and then install it. Although some anti-virus software may classify the tool as a threat and block its execution on your computer, be sure to whitelist the program so that your anti-virus software never scans it.
Now, after installation, your account information should be automatically displayed. However, only POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP accounts are supported.
Use the official website to download Mail Pass View right now. The download link is located at the end of this post.
There are many free password recovery tools available online that can help you retrieve passwords from Windows login, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, other browsers, Mail, Web, Wi-Fi, etc.