Outlook Account Recovery | How to Recover Hotmail Password

Microsoft Outlook is one of the major tools to coordinate clients and customer via emails, messages, contacts and all. Microsoft Outlook is quite frequent information manager used as free email applications. Microsoft has launched several variations in order to reach customer requirements and make their experience more discoverable. Being a technical tool you can encounter several glitches. This article covers major issues of Microsoft Outlook some of them are as follows:

  1. Recover Outlook or Hotmail account if I forgot my email address
  2. Recover Outlook account if I forgot password
  3. Recover Outlook account if the account is hacked
  4. Recover deleted Outlook or Hotmail account
  5. How to secure Outlook account

Read carefully solutions of above-noted problems and follow the given directives to configure the issue.

Recover Outlook account if I forgot my email address

  • Visit Outlook official sign-in page in your browser.
  • You will get a prompt for sign-in options.
  • As you have forgotten your email click on Sign-in options link given below.
  • Then you will be redirected to Sign-in options page.
  • Tap on Forgot my username at bottom of the page.  It’s only validated for Personal accounts only.
  • Further, you will get an alert to recover your username. You can enter any recovery email address or phone number registered with your Microsoft account.
  • Enter your recovery email or phone number and hit on Next tab.
  • If you have selected phone number you will receive a prompt for verification options such as via text or call.
  • Enter the security code to verify yourself and follow the onscreen instructions to recover your forgotten email address. 

Recover Outlook or Hotmail account if I forgot my password

  • Visit Outlook official sign-in page in your browser.
  • Enter your Outlook account email in the requisite field and tap on Next tab.
  • Then you will be redirected to Enter password page. Since you have forgotten your password, hit on Forgot my password link.
  • Further, you will get a prompt “Why can't you sign in?”. Here you will receive options. Click on the first option “I forgot my password” and tap on Next tab.
  • Then you will get Recover your account page. Input the characters you see on the screen and click on the Next tab.
  • You will be navigated to “We need to verify your identity”. Choose your alternative to verify your identity.
  • Enter your recovery email or phone number associated with your Microsoft account and tap on Send code tab.
  • In case if you don’t have any contact for verification, click on “I don’t have any of these”.
  • Input the verification code in password recovery text box page and your password will be recovered.

Recover Outlook or Hotmail account if the account is hacked

Clear virus or malware from your system before password reset option.

  • Press windows start button and type Windows Defender in the search box.
  • Follow the given onscreen instructions.

Change or reset your password

  • Login to your account. If you can access your account then change or reset your password.
  • Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of the dashboard. Choose “More Mail Settings” from the menu.
  • You will be redirected to the options page and in “Manage Your Account” header hit on account info to access the language menu.
  • Click on “Change Password” menu and it will prompt a password form.
  • Input you old and new passwords. Confirm your new password, it must be case sensitive and of at least 8 characters.
  • Once completed saving all the password changes. Further login to your account and verify all your account details.

Recover deleted Outlook or Hotmail account

  • If you have permanently deleted your Outlook account you cannot access it back. But you can access a recently deleted Outlook account.
  • Double-tap on “Computer” icon on your desktop and move to “C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook”. Copy the exact name of the .pst file.
  • Tap on the following “Start>Programs>Microsoft Office>Outlook” to open Outlook.
  • Hit on the “File” tab on the top-left side of the page and choose “Import and Export”.
  • Tap on “Import from another file or program” and further tap Next.
  • Then tap on “Personal Folder File (.pst)” and click Next.
  • In “C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\Outlook.pst” alter your username to actual username and Outlook.pst to your.pst and hit on Next tab.
  • Choose top of the hierarchy to import the entire file and hit on “Finish” tab. Now you can get back your removed Outlook account.

How to secure Outlook account

  • The very fundamental factor for privacy is having a strong password. Your password must be in a combination of uppercase, lowercase, alphanumeric and special characters.
  • Your Outlook account must be two-factor authentication or two-step verification enabled.
  • You must regularly monitor your account activity or details and your account must be regularly updated.

You can very quickly and easily resolve your problems following the above-noted solutions. Well if you still lag at some point you can contact Microsoft Outlook help desk for more advanced solutions