The Hotmail team has been busy. Three of our favorite new security improvements are:
No more easy passwords. You might know that millions of people use the word “password” as their password. But did you know that millions of people also use “ilovecats” and “gogiants”? Hackers know this. And so do engineers at Hotmail. That’s why, very soon, you will no longer be able to use these weak passwords and others like it. If you already have a weak password, Hotmail might ask you to change it in the future. Find out how to create a strong password.
Help your hacked friends. The first people to know that your Hotmail account has been compromised are often the people in your contact list who get spam from you. Hotmail has a new feature that lets you report someone else’s account has been hacked. You can even report people who use other email providers and Hotmail will send that information to the appropriate people.
For more information, see Help! My friend’s account has been hacked.
Better encryption. If you use the Outlook Hotmail Connector to manage your Hotmail account in Outlook, your email, contacts and calendar are now more secure. The newest version of the Outlook Hotmail Connector adds support of the HTTPS protocol for all communication between Outlook and Hotmail.
You can manually install the newest version of the Outlook Hotmail Connector 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 on Windows.
Note: If you don’t know whether your computer is running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows, see 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions.
Hotmail has also expanded our SSL protection for other Windows Live services too. For more information, see An update on SSL support.
I am not sure that this is what is happening with my hotmail. Every time I open it, I have multiple failed message reports for e-mails I never sent...Please someone...HELP
I need my email address . i not have problem with hotmail. why is block in hotmail?
my computer has been hacked, no e-mail for 14 days or more. everything else works. I talked to India for three hours they could not help me. What is the problem and how can I solve it?? hotmail will not accept my password and if i change (5times.. it will still not accept it. they say they will send code to my e-mail or phone.. do not own cell phone and how can I get password, when my hotmail does not work??? a circle round and round.. no solutions. Thank you..
someone named carolyn busch has hijacked my msn e-mail account. she has changed my password somehow. my name is carl wallingford and i am having difficalty getting advice from you.
how do i retrieve my email addresses from my old hotmail acct thats been hacked
and my password no longer works for that acct ???
I now have a new hotmail acct.
My ex has changed my password and now I am unable to sign in, I've tried resetting my password but they want a different email address to send it to. The only two options MSN is giving me is both of his email addresses. Obviously I don't want the new password going to him, any tips?
Changing my password has not stopped my problem. My account was used for spam and now it is showing in Japanese or Bangladesh and I can no longer get anymore new emails. How can I retrieve my old emails. Someone was using another email as a second and changed my secret question. What a mess. Help!
Good I am not hte only one. Ever since the updates my e-mails been hacked. I've been with msn almost ten years and this has never ever happened. I am so far dissappointed with their help to resolve this. i"ve changed my pass word we'll see if it works the second time!
My email has been hacked, can not sign in with my password
i sure wish theres an easier way to get back my hotmail...please somebody take the time to unblock my hotmail,its one of my favorites...horoscope and all that news from other people
The feature of 'My friend's been hacked' is available in hotmail of English version.
I usually use hotmail of traditional chinese, it's unavailable.
My daughter's hotmail account has been hacked. Bogus email messages, ostensibly from her are being sent to addresses in her hotmail account.
Can you please tell me how to fix? The first bogus message appeared early Sep 3.
I am Trying this Virus Protection to see if I like it
I get Mcafee free with my DSL connection.
But I don't like Mcafee to good!! So I hope this works better it looks cool
I hope to Improve Hotmail.
Sorry, they don't work. Nothing works about hotmail anymore, we're all spreding viruses out of control and all the help, support system leads to circular nothingness. Please do improve, it once was a great e mail service.
my email was blocked