Recently, on Reddit forum, many Hotmail users complain that their e-mail account has been totally wiped clean of all saved messages, folders, contacts, etc… I advise you to read this immediately before that happens to you.

Hotmail launched in 1996 and quickly became the best free email service in the world. However, after Google launched and Yahoo continued to improve, Hotmail lost its number one position.

Outlook then came out and replaced Hotmail. Outlook has improved a lot compared to Hotmail, with a nice interface, neat. As a result, the number of messages displayed increases by 30%, and Microsoft also restricts advertisements to occupy more space.

At 10/6/2013, Microsoft changed its Hotmail account policy. There is one thing that needs special attention.


Microsoft recommends that users log into at least 270 days in advance, otherwise Microsoft will not guarantee that the data contained in their emails is stored or not.

Within 360 days, the unused account will be automatically deleted.

However, despite being 2018 however many Hotmail users did not read this and lost their data.

So, I recommend you log in Hotmail at least once a month. This helps you not forget your Hotmail password. And at the same time, you have not deleted your account.

If one day you check your email, and oh, there are signs that your Hotmail email has been altered. And here are 11 things you should do immediately when you suspect your account has been hacked.

#1 You must change your password:

Go to and sign in Hotmail.

Next, change your password.

#2 Check Your Confidential Information

Check your account recovery email and phone number on the Security Settings page,, 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 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 expose 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:

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.

Change Hotmail password in

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

  • 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.

  1. We have to go to the browser and go to
  2. We proceed to login to Hotmail, enter your Hotmail email account address and password.
  3. You must select the Configuration icon, located in the menu at the top of your mailbox. And there, click on “Options”.

  1. Outlook Messages
  2. The menu of all settings in our account will appear on the left side of the screen.
  3. In the “General” tab, we have to select “Region and time zone”.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Then, you can select Date, Time format, and current time zone.
  4. We just click on the down arrow, where a list of all time zone will be displayed.
  5. Then, we have to select “Save” to finish.