2 Ways to Reset/Recover Hotmail Password (With or Without The Alternative Phone/Email)

Email is a critical part of our work and daily life. We often contact each other through email. And at our work, when we need to arrange the work and send it to employees, it is more efficient if sent by email. We can record the working process in this way as well.

Hotmail is one of the popular webmail services, most people like to use it for communicating. It is founded in 1996 by Microsoft, and was replaced by Outlook.com in 2013 after Microsoft released the final version of Hotmail in October 2011.

Hotmail always do well in communicating since it was released. But if you forgot your password of Hotmail, what can you do to get it back? For this situation, it is easy for you to get the password back if you still remember your alternative phone number or alternative email. But what if you forgot that alternative email, or you are no longer using the alternative phone number? Don't worry, our article will provide some solutions for you.

We will show you how to reset your Hotmail password, even without the alternative phone number or email.

Reset Hotmail Password

Reset Hotmail Password

Part 1: Previous checking for resetting Hotmail password

After checking all information above, let's start to reset the Hotmail password.

Part 2: Reset Hotmail password with the alternative phone number or email

Note: If you forgot your alternative phone number or email, just skip this part and go to Part 3. If you have mistakenly deleted Emails in your hotmail, try to recover the deleted hotmail.

Step 1Go to the Hotmail login portal and click the Sign in button.

Step 2Enter your Hotmail account to the box and click Next.

Step 3Try to enter a wrong password and click the Sign in button, there will be words appear in the log in window. Click "reset it now".

Or you can click Forgot my password instead.

Reset it

Step 4You will be asked "Why can't you sign in", just select "I forgot my password" and click the Next button.

Select Forgot Password

Step 5Enter your Hotmail account to the box and Click the Next button. And you will be asked to enter the characters you see in this Recover your account window, then click Next.

Step 6Hotmail will ask for another account to get a verification code from them. Select the one you want to get the code.

Step 7Enter the verification code you received to the box in the "Verify your identity" window, then click Next.

Enter Characters

Step 8Now you are allowed to reset your password, just enter a new password and click Next. Then you will receive a popup which is written with "Your password was changed".

Now you will be able to access your Hotmail account.

There should be other people who have changed their phone number or email address, for these people, here also another solution in our Part 3, let's show you about that.

Part 3. Recover Hotmail password without the alternative phone number or email

Step 1Go to account.microsoft.com and sign in using your phone number or email address.

Step 2In the "Enter password" window, just click "I forgot my password".

Click Forgot Password

Step 3You will be asked "Why can't you sign in", just select "I forgot my password" and click Next.

Step 4Enter the verification code you received and click Next.

Step 5As you do not have an alternative phone number and email, you need to select "I don't have any of these" and click the Next button.

Verify Identity

Step 6Enter an email address that's different from the one you're trying to recover and click "Next". Then you will receive a verification code in this email.

Enter

Step 7Enter the code to box of the popup, and click Verify.

Enter the code

Step 8Answer the questions in the form for verify your identity. The questions will include:

Tips for filling out the form:

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Step 9After your information has been submitted, you will receive an email stating the success request in 24 hours.

Now have you known how to reset your Hotmail password? Maybe you are confused about the methods above, but don't worry, just try you will know how exactly it is going on.

Just pick the appropriate one to try.

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September 26, 2018 09:30 / Posted by to File Recovery