Check your account recovery email and phone number on the Security Settings page, https://account.live.com/Proofs/Manage, and verify that they are unchanged.
#3 Replace the Restore Code
Microsoft provides a recovery code for use in case your access to confidential information is lost (and they recommend that you print and store this code as a hardcover).
A hacker with access to your account may change your recovery code to simply regain control of your account after you’ve changed your password.
To replace the code, scroll down to the recovery code on the Security Settings page.
There, click Replace recovery code to get the new code. We recommend following Microsoft’s advice and printing it.
#4 Remove All Trusted Devices Combined With Your Microsoft / Hotmail Account
When you use a trusted device, you do not need to enter a password to access your account.
To ensure that hackers have not set up such a device, on the Privacy Settings page, scroll to Trusted devices and click Delete all trusted devices associated with my account.
#5 Change Alert Settings
We recommend verifying that alerts have been enabled by clicking Change alert options on the Privacy Settings page and making sure to select the checkbox next to your mobile phone number.
#6 Checking Sessions
Visit https://account.live.com/Activity to check which devices are currently signed in to your account. You may be asked to provide a one-time password, which will be sent to the mobile phone in a text message.
Microsoft will ask you to provide the last four digits of the phone number to prove that you know the phone number and the corresponding phone number is in your hands.
After entering your password, you may be asked whether you are interested in installing Microsoft’s mobile authentication application.
Click No, Thanks. (We recommend this setting, but it does not matter if you do this right now.) If you think your account is compromised, then fix that should your only focus.)
If you see any strange device signin to your account or an unfamiliar location, click it to notify Microsoft.
#7 Check Your Microsoft / Hotmail Account Activity
Access your Outlook account and check the Sent Items and Trash to make sure the hacker has not impersonated you and emailed to your contacts.
Pass through any other account taking advantage of your Microsoft account (such as Skype or Office Online) and ensure that nothing has been changed.
#8 Check Your Other Accounts
If you are using the same password for other websites, change it on these services right away.
Make sure you can still sign in to these services.
So Attackers often exploit reusable passwords (a bad idea, but actually) to gain access to additional accounts!
Consequently, Do not forget to check out the information exposed in all your email accounts too! Safely do it for free with this tool.
#8 Run an Anti-Virus Program on Your Computer
Run an antivirus program to find any malicious software that may have been installed on your computer.
The attacker usually retrieves the victim’s password by installing a Trojan horse.
So If your computer is infected, changing your password will not be enough, as malware will take a new password and send it to the hacker.
#10 Two-Step Verification Activation
To make your account more secure, turn on two-step verification on your Microsoft account here: https://account.live.com/proofs/EnableTfa?mkt=en-gb
Whenever you log in, Microsoft will ask you to provide a unique code that will appear on your mobile device’s identity verification application.
This provides you with an additional important and effective security layer.
Sure, it will add 15 seconds to your login time, but it will save you thousands of seconds later if you get hacked!
Hotmail is a type of personal email that we do not expect a second person to know. As recommended by the experts, you should change the Hotmail account password every 72 days. This helps you keep your personal information private. And hereafter, I will show you how to change your Hotmail password.
Now, to change your Hotmail password, you will have to open your ID Email.
First, Open your web browser and sign in Hotmail account at www.hotmail.com.
Type your email and password.
Click on the right top corner of your Hotmail screen and click your Hotmail avatar > View account.
This page will open, and then you’ll have to go to the password change option. Click on Change password.
Now, you login Hotmail account again.
When you click on change password, this box will open, select your alternate email and send the code:
Microsoft will ask the user to enter the Hotmail account email address to receive the security code.
Copy the code from email and paste on code require box.
Enter your email address in the box below and click Submit code. Or if you already have a security code, just click on the I have code to enter the code.
You insert your code that receives.
My code is 8485405. Fill code and click Confirm.
This page will open here, you can put your current password and then put a new password, and once again new password and click on Save.
The password change interface appears. And here you will see the name of your Microsoft account and the items to fill.
Current password: Enter the current password.
New password: Enter new password. Note, new password is at least 8 characters. You should put numbers and letters in order to increase security.
Reenter password: enter the new password correctly.
Underneath, you will be given the option to set my password change every 72 days. By checking this box, the system will inform you that you need to change your password after 72 days from the date of the new password.
Once you have filled out the information, click Save to proceed with the new password setup.
Then a new message board appears with the new password saved and the new password change date.
Now, you have completed the steps to change the new password for Hotmail with very simple steps and easy to implement. You can log out your Hotmail email and login with your new password.
Remember to change your email account password regularly for security reasons.
After many improvements, Microsoft’s email service improved and became the second largest email service in the world after Gmail. Because there are many users so this service has a lot of language options to choose. It can be very common, when you login to our email, you will find another language. You need to configure it manually if you want to change it.
Sometimes, by default, they are configured in a language other than the user-managed language, which can occur due to a variety of factors, primarily due to the configuration in the computer or browser. But do not worry, changing the language of Hotmail email is a very straightforward process.
How to change the language when you sign in to our email from a mobile device
This is a very common problem among Android users and Apple devices, who are presented with this problem not only in Hotmail but also in other downloadable applications.
If we use the Mobile version of Hotmail, to change the language of a mobile application, we need to change the language of our device, as they are installed with the default language. Depending on the device we use, the procedure will change.
If our Smartphone or Tablet is Android:
We touch the Settings icon and then select “Language and input text.”
Click “Language”, the existing language will appear.
We choose and slide the language we want to put at the top of the list.
If our Smartphone or Tablet is from Apple:
We touch the Configuration icon, select “General” and then “Language & Region”.
Click on “iPad / iPhone Language” and select the language you want to configure.
We touch OK to save the change.
Once the process is complete, we can log in to our mail to verify that the configuration has been updated. In case, after a few minutes, the changes are not displayed, we can choose to restart the device or reinstall the Hotmail application.
How to change the language when you sign in to Hotmail email from webmail.
We have to go to the browser and go to Hotmail.com.
We proceed to login to Hotmail, enter your Hotmail email account address and password.
You must select the Configuration icon, located in the menu at the top of your mailbox. And there, click on “Options”.
The menu of all settings in our account will appear on the left side of the screen.
In the “General” tab, we have to select “Region and time zone”.
As a first choice, we will see the language we have defined before logging in to our mail and in which all the content appears.
We just click on the down arrow, where a list of all available languages will be displayed. We can choose even the Spanish of our particular country, or, neutral Spain.
Then, you can select Date, Time format, and current time zone.
We just click on the down arrow, where a list of all time zone will be displayed.
Hey, what’s up everyone. I want to give a demonstration on how to send encrypted email.
For those that don’t know, regular email is actually not very secure at all. There have been several cases in the news lately where people’s emails have been hacked. So I’m going to give a demonstration using a tool called Mailvelope. It’s a free tool. It’s a great gift to the world.
Mailvelope leverages PGP another great gift to the world. PGP is an encryption method, it’s been around for a long time and it is very effective there’s no known way of breaking it directly so when used properly, you shouldn’t have much to worry about. So to get it going we’re going to make this so you can use it for your regular email like on Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, iCloud.
So we go to Mailvelope.com and you have to install an add-on.You can choose Chrome or Firefox.
Just click on that “allow” hit install, basic stuff now over on the right here, it’s going to say this lock appears it says Mailvelope. Great.
Click on “options” and now let’s say I’m trying to communicate with my buddy.
You actually never need to talk on the phone or meet in person, you can start via regular email and turn it into encrypted emails.
But what you first need to do is create a public and private key. So to do that you go to “generate key”.
It will ask for your name. You can put whatever you want here but other people will be able to see it. So you don’t want to put something offensive or something you’re embarrassed about.
Same thing with email although it’s a little easier if you put your real email because it synchronizes with other address books nicely. So it’s probably best to do that.
There we go, I put in somebody’s name who definitely could have used Mailvelope earlier this year.
For your settings, 4096 is definitely what you want to use. You could use lower ones but that just increases the highly unlikely chance that someone can break through and read your message so 4096 is safe.
You need a password, I’d recommend at least 20 characters a couple random words and maybe some numbers should probably be safe enough but the longer the better.
Now you will have to enter this somewhat frequently, so you don’t want it to be something that’s impossible to remember.
You can upload your public key to the Mailvelope server, that’s up to you — it just makes it easier for people to email you. We’re going to hit “generate”, this can take anywhere from 10 seconds to about two minutes depending on mostly just luck.
It has completed. If I scroll up and look at my display keys, this is kind of like a Rolodex of keys that you can communicate with.
Right now I only have the account that I created. But if I can dig in I’ll see it’s actually a set of two keys. There’s a public and private key.
I’m going to grab both these by clicking on export you grab one or the other or both I’m going to grab both by hitting ctrl+A ctrl+C paste them into two text files.
The public key is one that you can give to anybody it is there’s no risk in handing it out you have to give it to someone for them to encrypt a message directly to you, but there’s no harm in sending this out, putting it on an email signature pasting it on your doorway.
You’ll notice it’s shorter than your private key over here the private key, intuitively, you want to keep private. It says “private” up here this one says “public”. The private key is basically a direct method to decrypt all of your messages they would have to get through the password you set up but you probably don’t want to take that chance so protecting your private key is really critical to maintaining good privacy.
So I wouldn’t even save this in plain text, in the cloud. I’d encrypted somewhere else or hide it somewhere with it where you just don’t want to risk losing it.
But now we have a public key you want to share this with some with your buddy or I want to share this with my buddy so that he can send me encrypted messages.
I’m going to jump back over to Firefox and this conversation left off here I’m just going to write back in regular text saying, “hey I have a public key here it is” and I can just paste that in there.
I don’t care if everybody under the sun reads this, I’m just going to send it because all that allows someone to do is send me an encrypted message. They can’t read any of my messages.
I’m going to jump over to that other account here we go I’m going to hit “show” the message comes through. Mailvelope automatically recognizes any sort of PGP information so it’s that it recognizes “Begin PGP text” public key.
So it’s got the option to add in this public key. I’m just going to click this plus right here and it says “success”. You’ll notice that if I go to the bottom here it uses the name and the address that I gave it before.
So when I said be careful about putting in some name that you’d be ashamed of, this is an example of where it would be exposed. I mean it’s part of the software so just put in something you expect other people to see.
So now my friend can write back to me an encrypted message. The way he does that or both of us would be to hit “reply” and again we’re in regular Hotmail here.
I’m in Chrome but the other wasn’t in Firefox works the same you click on this little “compose” button and then you can start typing away.
It recognizes my address because I’m in the keyring and I can start typing. All right I put in some sensitive information that I’m going to send back to myself and I’ve also included the public key for this account down so both accounts will have each other’s public key so they can send messages freely to each other.
So I’m going to hit “encrypt”, now by hitting encrypt it actually knows to paste this encrypted method into the message over here. So it takes this window and paste it into here.
If you get caught in between you might want to be careful that you don’t accidentally close the window because then you can lose you message, but I hit “encrypt” and it sends this long completely eligible message back to my PG code Rider account. So I’m going to hit “Send.”
Jumping back over to Firefox.
There it is and I’m going to open up that message now again Mmailvelope recognizes this as a PGP message so says gives me this kind of glow around the message which the message itself again is completely illegible that Google’s trying to translate it as Danish.
I don’t know how I’d feel about that if I was Danish, but I want to click on the envelope, and because I entered my password previously it saves it for 30 minutes but it will decipher this encrypted message it has all of the key information.
So if you wanted to send all of this sensitive information you could password Social Security numbers Mailveope allows you to do that. Now I also sent the public key as an encrypted method which it didn’t need to be encrypted but easy enough.
I’m going to copy this here and I’m going to go back to my Mailvelope here we go and I’m going to hit “import keys” not “generate key” like I did before.
So I’m just going to paste this one in there and I hit “import” and it says down below “success” public key blah blah blah and “Emperor Trump” that was a goofy name I made for this account as well.
If I go back to my display keys list, I now have two entries. I’ve got the original one I generated and I have the second one I just copied and pasted in.
You’ll notice the second one only has one key here while my original one has two. And as I’m sure you can guess, that’s because this one has a public and private key, while this Emperor Trump one only has a public key.
My friend and I do not share each other’s private keys with each other. Only our public keys.
So now we can send encrypted messages back and forth with each other. A couple other the random notes, if you lose your password or your private key, you’re out of luck.
Mailvelope doesn’t know your information so you have to protect that on your own.
If you have more than one person on an email thread, let’s say I had wanted to reply to a bunch of people, you can actually encrypt it with everyone’s key so that everyone can read the message in fact when you compose a message.
Mailvelope will encrypt with your public key as well allowing you to read your own message. So if you’re looking at your sent mail and you want to read it, you can see what you sent to somebody else which is nice in previous versions you couldn’t do that.
Disadvantages are obviously you can’t search like you would a normal Hotmail message but that’s a small price to pay to have a secure messaging.
So again big thanks to Mailveope for making a great product and I hope you find this useful and just think you know a lot of a lot of campaigns a lot of important people could have really saved themselves some aggravation just using the simple tool.
If you have Skype for Business installed on your computer but in Outlook the New Skype Meeting button disappeared, I’ll show you how to restore it.
In order to restore the New Skype Meeting button, you have to go into Outlook as an administrator.
To do that bring up Outlook 2016 or whatever version you have. Right-click. Go to More and run it as administrator.
You’ll notice here in the calendar I don’t have the New Skype Meeting button. Go to File, Options, Addin and down at the bottom here it has COM Add-ins.
Hit go and it brings up a list of all the add-ins listed on your computer. You’ll notice here this Skype meeting add-in for Microsoft Office is not checked. Check that. Hit OK and now the New Skype Meeting button has been restored now.
Oftentimes this doesn’t work or it doesn’t save that setting permanently and there’s another trick you can do to solve that problem.
Go back to the same location. File, Options, Add-ins. Go to the Skype meeting add-in for Microsoft Office 2016. Click remove and then hit OK.
At this point make sure you close Outlook and reopen it again as administrator.
Go back to the same add-ins location one more time. Click on Go. Click Add. Browse to the C:, Program Files (x86 ), Microsoft Office, Root, and then either office 15 or 16.
Just pick the newest one and locate the UCAddin.DLL file. Select it and hit OK.
Close Outlook and then reopen it as a normal user and you’ll see that your New Skype Meeting button has returned.
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