Reset Hotmail Password

Reset Hotmail Password

Forgot Hotmail password and locked out? You can get your account back with Hotmail account recovery process. To reset Hotmail password, you’ll require recovery email address or mobile number or two-step verification app linked to your account. You will get a verification code on either alternative email address or recovery phone number. And if you don’t have access to any of them, then you can also try resetting the password using ‘Hotmail password recovery form.’

In the password recovery form, you need to answer some questions about your Hotmail account to verify it’s you. Hotmail will check your answers and if it get enough evidence about your identity it will give access to your account. You can also change Hotmail password without resetting it.

Steps to Reset Hotmail Password

It is simple to recover Hotmail password using an alternative email address or phone number linked to the account.

  1. First of all, visit Hotmail sign in page and click ‘Forgot my password, ‘ or directly visit Hotmail password help page.
  2. Then, select the option ‘I forgot my password‘ and click ‘Next.’
    Reset Hotmail Password step 1
  3. Enter the Hotmail account of which you want to reset the password and enter the Captcha code in the lower box.

    Hotmail Password Reset step 2
  4. Microsoft will ask how you like to receive security code.

    Pick any one option, but note that you must have access to this option as you will receive a confirmation code. You will get a hint to every option listed there. Click ‘Send code‘ after entering those detail.Hotmail Password Reset Step 3
  5. When you receive the verification code, enter it and click ‘Next‘. If the verification code is correct, you will be prompted to the next page if not you will be informed that the code is incorrect.
    Forgot Hotmail Password
  6. Finally, Hotmail password reset page will appear. Create a new password for Hotmail/Outlook account. Make password memorable so that you won’t forget quickly, but that does not mean to make it too obvious for others to guess.
    Hotmail Password Recover
When you select text option to receive a security code, it may take some time for it to arrive. If you have email option to receive the verification code and you have access to that account. So we recommend selecting email instead of phone to obtain that code. You will receive a security code in an email instantly.

Note that, sometimes account recovery options are not accessible, or you do not have access to those recovery options anymore. In such situation, password reset cannot be done immediately. It’s not a guaranteed option to recover Hotmail password as it mostly depends on the information you remember about an account.

Hotmail Password Reset without Email or Phone

Sometimes you lost access to recovery email or phone number and don’t have any other option to receive security code. Don’t worry even if you don’t remember the recovery method. You can still reset Hotmail password using the alternate method, but this method doesn’t have any guarantee to work. The success of the process depends on the information you remember about your account.

(Hotmail accounts which have two-step verification enabled, can’t be reset like this)

  1. Go to password reset page > select ‘I forgot my password’ > Enter your Hotmail and captcha code. Select the option ‘I don’t have any of these.’
  2. It will ask ‘Do you have an account recovery code?’. It is a 25 character long code, if you have it, enter it and click ‘use recovery code’ if not click ‘No’.
  3. You need to provide an email address where Microsoft can contact you. It should be different from the one you’re trying to recover.
  4. Check alternative email and enter the code received from Microsoft and click ‘Verify.’
  5. At last, fill as much as fields as you can under ‘Recover your Microsoft account‘ and click ‘Submit.’

It is mostly used to recover Hotmail password in case someone hacked Hotmail account. And if you have entered enough information about Hotmail account, your password will be reset after the thorough review from Microsoft which will take some time.

Free Hotmail App for Android and iOS

Hotmail Mobile Outlook Mobile

Manage your email from the Hotmail app for Mobile. You can create, edit and reply emails instantly from Hotmail mobile app and get instant notification for new email on the application. Using Hotmail app, you’ll save your time and increase your productivity. With the same app you can also access your Outlook and live email. You have to log in to Hotmail to manage emails and calendar from the mobile app, but you will not be able to change the password or other settings. You need to visit the Hotmail mobile site for those options.

Hotmail App for iPhone

Though there are many 3rd party apps available to access Hotmail on mobile, we recommend you Official Outlook Mobile app which works flawlessly and keeps you connected with Hotmail emails, contacts, calendar, and OneDrive.

You can even connect your Dropbox, Google Drive storage service and send/receive files directly from Hotmail app for iPhone.

Free Hotmail App

Set up Hotmail app on iPhone | Hotmail Mobile Login

  • Step 1: Download Hotmail app from App Store, which is called ‘Microsoft Outlook – email and calendar‘. Download Outlook app for iPhone from App Store
  • Step 2: Open Hotmail Mobile app and click ‘Get started‘. You can select ‘Notify me‘ option, so you don’t miss any email or calendar event.
  • Step 3: Enter your Hotmail email address and tap ‘Add Account‘ you can add Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and other mail also in Hotmail Mobile app. Tap on the icon of Your email provider. Tap Outlook.com if you’ve entered Hotmail account.
  • Step 4: Enter your Hotmail password and tap ‘Sign in‘. In ‘Let this app access your info?‘ page scroll to the bottom and tap ‘Yes‘.
  • Step 5: Hotmail app will ask you to add another account, You can add immediately or can tap ‘Maybe Later‘.
  • Step 6: You can skip or check out feature like ‘focused inbox‘ ‘Calendar‘ etc. And you will reach into your Hotmail inbox.

Hotmail App for Android

  • Step 1: Download Hotmail app for Android for free. Download Outlook app from Google play store.
  • Step 2: Open Outlook Mobile and tap ‘Get started.’
  • Step 3: Type your Hotmail email ID. Tap ‘Continue‘ and select ‘Outlook‘ icon under ‘Choose account type‘ section.
  • Step 4: Type password for the respective account and click ‘Sign in.’ In the next page scroll to the bottom and tap ‘Yes‘.
  • Step 5: It will ask you to add another account. You can add it or tap  ‘Maybe later‘.
  • Step 6: Skip or Check feature introduction of the app, and you will reach into Hotmail inbox.

If you do not want to use Hotmail mobile app or to use someone else’s phone, then you can follow this Hotmail email login process from phone browser. You can also access your Hotmail email from other email services app already installed on your mobile like Gmail and Yahoo mobile app.

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Outlook Server Settings

Hotmail Server Settings

Outlook email settings or Hotmail server settings are provided to set Exchange ActiveSync(EAS). With these settings, you can add Hotmail or Outlook email on other platforms which support IMAP or POP.

Outlook Server Settings or Hotmail Email Settings

  • Your Name: The name You want to be displayed to others.
  • Email Address: Your Microsoft account in full. [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]
  • Mail server: eas.outlook.com
    m.outlook.com
    m.hotmail.com
  • Username: Your Microsoft account in full.
  • Password: Your Microsoft account password.

Hotmail Server Settings

Outlook and Hotmail IMAP Setting

  • Your Name: Your full name, email address: Microsoft account you want to add in full.
  • Email address: Microsoft account you want to add in full.Account type: IMAP
  • Account type: IMAP incoming Mail Server: imap-mail.outlook.com (Also known as IMAP server name)
  • Incoming Mail Server: imap-mail.outlook.com (Also known as IMAP server name)Outgoing Mail Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com (Also known as SMTP server name)
  • Outgoing Mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com (Also known as SMTP server name)Username: Your Hotmail/Outlook/Live email address
  • Username: Your Hotmail/Outlook/Live email address password: Password for the respective account you’ve entered previously.
  • Password: Password for the respective account you’ve entered previously.
  • Remember Password: It’s optional. You can either enable it or disable it.
  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication: Enabled
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail server: Enabled
  • Incoming Server (IMAP port): 993
  • IMAP encryption method: SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP port): 587
  • SMTP encryption type: TLS

Outlook and Hotmail POP Settings

If you want to use POP settings, you have to enable it with the following process:

  1. Log in to Hotmail from the browser and open settings.
  2. Click on POP and IMAP from the menu.
  3. Select Yes.
  4. Click save button and POP is enabled.
  • Account Type: POP3
  • Incoming mail server: pop-mail.outlook.com (POP server name)
  • Outgoing mail server: smtp-mail.outlook.com (SMTP server name)
  • Incoming server (POP3): 995
  • The server requires an encrypted connection (SSL): Enable
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587
  • Encryption type: TLS

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Outlook App for iPhone

Outlook App for iPhone

An excellent mobile email app should be fast enough to navigate, load messages, refresh inbox, and must have user-friendly functionality. Microsoft has launched ‘Microsoft Outlook(iOS)’ app with great design and easy to use features. It is the most recommended email app for iPhone/iPad.

The best part about Outlook email app is, it integrates your calendars and files from services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, and more. Outlook has been re-branded and still supports most of the popular email services like Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and iCloud. Outlook mail app for iPhone and Outlook iPad app is recommended for any working professionals who are using any iOS device. If you want to access Hotmail from PC, follow this Hotmail login process.

Set Up Outlook Mail on iPhone, iPad, or iPod using Outlook app for iPhone?

Most iPhone user asks ‘How do I get Outlook on my iPhone?’ Here we’ll assist on how to get Outlook on iOS devices. You can set up your iPhone email account using an iOS app for Outlook that is available in the app store or directly using the built-in iOS email app to have access to iPhone calendar, email, and contacts.

Outlook App for iPhone

Why Outlook for iPad, iPhone, or iPod?

  • Better file management system.
  • Notifications are really fast and with amazing tones.
  • Performs real faster than before.
  • Better bulk Mail management than other email providers.
  • Excellent view for iPhone.
  • Syncs faster than before.

Outlook for iOS availability may depend on which country you’re currently living for and requires iOS 8.0 or higher. Before adding Outlook email to iPhone, check what’s available in your country. We suggest you to try adding your email account using built-in email app on your device if Outlook email app is not available in your region.

Steps to set up Outlook.com, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, or iCloud accounts

Using Outlook app for iOS

  1. Download Outlook for iOS app from the Apple store, open it, tap ‘Settings’, and tap ‘Add account’ after the installation process completes.
  2. Select Outlook.com if your email address ends like @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com. Tap ‘iCloud, Gmail, or Yahoo! Mail‘ if you have the different account and want to add that account on your iPhone.
  3. Enter your login credentials and tap ‘Sign in‘.
  4. Tap ‘Yes‘. It permits Outlook iOS app to access your info. Outlook for iOS will shortly start syncing. You can add or delete your account anytime. To add another account tap Settings and click on add account.

Using built-in iOS email app

  1. Tap ‘Settings’ on your device and click ‘Mails, Contacts, Calendars’ and tap ‘Add account’.
  2. Tap ‘Outlook.com’ on the add account page.
  3. Enter your login credentials. Don’t forget to enter your full email address.
  4. iOS email begins syncing. Tap ‘Save’.

Outlook App for iPhone

Steps to set up work or school email accounts that use Office 365

Using Outlook app for iOS

  1. Get Outlook for iOS from Apple store. Open it, tap Settings and tap Add account.
  2. Tap Office 365.
  3. Enter your login credentials.
  4. Tap Yes.
    Now Outlook for iOS app starts syncing your email, contacts, and calendar.

Using built-in iOS email app

  1. Tap settings on your device and click Mails, Contacts, Calendars, and tap Add account.
  2. Tap Exchange in Add account page.
  3. Enter your full email address and its login password.
  4. iOS email built-in app begins syncing. Tap Save.

Troubleshoot email setup on your iOS

Try following if you’re unable to set up email on your iOS;

  • Check your login credentials twice. You need to enter your full username. Don’t omit @outlook.com portion. Check whether Caps Lock key is activated.
  • If you’ve activated two-step verification, replace the password on your phone with the app password on Security info page.
  • If you’ve changed incoming and outgoing server setting, check twice whether you typed correctly or not.
  • Try accessing your Outlook email from any other device.

Download Outlook for iPhone.

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