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Hotmail was developed in 1996 and ever since it has seen great improvements. Since its acquisition by Microsoft in 1997, many features have been introduced. These features have enabled the users to use and navigate the account with ease.

The features

Before you can enjoy these great features, it is important you know the different features and how to use them. One of the features that has been introduced is in the security department. You can now log in to your account using a single code instead of the password. This process will help you to keep your account safe. The code will be sent upon request to your account. You will however need to be careful with the code. This is because Microsoft has limited the number of codes, one can request. The other security measure Microsoft have introduced  is the 2 step verification process. This process has been developed to add a layer of protection to the account. In this process, you will be able to log in to your account with your normal log in details and one extra code.

  • Log in to your account.
  • On the right hand side, click on the account settings.
  • You will be directed to a new page, click on the security and privacy option that is located at the top of the page.
  • Click on the ‘more settings’.
  • Once the page opens, scroll down and click on the set up 2 step verification process.
  • You will be directed to a new page. Read the instructions that have been given and click on next.
  • A new page will open prompting you to choose the method you will want to receive the code. You may choose the app, phone number or the alternative email option. For efficiency, you may choose the phone number option. You will be required to enter the phone number beginning with your code.
  • Choose the verification options, that is, do you want to receive your code through text or automated call.
  • Follow the instructions that follow.

Once you set up the 2 step verification process, you will not be able to use your old log in details when logging with your phone. Since the phone doesn’t accept the codes, you will be required to use another log in process.

  • On the security page, click on the app option.
  • Create the password; this is the password you will use instead of your old one.
  • Enter the password on your phone and click on log in.

How Login Hotmail?

Unlike other types of email service providers, Hotmail has two options that you can use to log in to your account. One of the ways that you can use is the email option. To log in:

  1. Open the official website. You will be directed to the log in page. You will however still be able to use your old log in details.
  2. Enter your email. You may also use your phone number to log in to your account. You have to ensure that the phone number is verified before you use it.
  3. Enter your password.
  4. Check the ‘keep me sign in’; by checking this button you will be able to access your account directly without logging in. You should only check this button when you are using your own computer, otherwise keep it unchecked.
  5. Click on log in.

The other option that you may use to log in is the ‘single code’ option. This method will allow you to log in to your account without using your password. This option is very useful, especially when you are using a shared computer. You will receive your code very time you log in. You however have to be careful on the number of times that you request for a code. Microsoft has limited the number of times that you can request for the code.

  • Launch the official website of Hotmail:
  • Once the page opens, click on ‘sign in with a single code’ option that is located at the bottom part of the page.
  • You will be directed to a new page, enter your email address.
  • Enter the phone number that is associated with the account.
  • Click on text me the code.
  • You will then be required to enter the code in the spaces provided and click on sign in.
  • You can request for a new code if the code sent doesn’t work.

Other amazing features that have been introduced are the social media link. With this feature, it will be very easy for you to share files and documents. They also have the Skype feature that allows you to connect with other people on Skype without logging in to the social network. It is very easy for you to customize your inbox with the related features. One of the features that you will be able to enjoy is the OneDrive. This feature allows you to share and edit documents online without downloading them.

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