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Change Hotmail Password

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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.

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Change language and Timezone Hotmail account in Outlook

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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.


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New Skype Meeting Button Missing in Outlook

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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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5 simple ways to clean up Outlook 2013 (part 2)

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#3 Preview docs and reply in-line

The next step is a new feature that was in Outlook 2013. If I want to respond to this Hotmail email to Zrinka, instead of popping up a new box, it just replies right here inline. It doesn’t pop out a new box for me. And I can respond here. I can respond inline.

Now, the ribbon is gone, but most of the time with Office, if you right click on your mouse, you get a menu that pops up for that particular area. So if I wanted to turn this red, I just double-click it, and I have that part of the menu here. That right-click menu is terrific because it’s more specifically the area you’re in.

So if I right click on the message where I’m writing, I get these commands, “Font,” “Paragraph,” all my formatting features. If I click over here in the Inbox, I get a different set of commands when I right click that is for the Inbox. “Categorizing,” “Following-Up,” “Quick Steps,” things like that. So if you have the ribbon temporarily disappear, you don’t have to bring it back, you can just simply right click and get many of those commands at your fingertips.

Now I can always pop this out if I want to. There’s a command here at the top if I want the full ribbon, I can click on that. And now I have a full page. I have the ribbon at the top. I have the full thing here in front of me.

So here’s Zrinka’s message again. Now she also has a couple documents she’s inserted. If I single click these, they actually open up in Outlook. So I’m going to look at this Excel spreadsheet, and there’s also a nice chart here. And I can see it in Outlook. I don’t have to open up Excel.

Now it’s just a few seconds to open up Excel, but a lot of these shortcuts you save a few moments an hour. That adds up to many seconds, or even a few minutes every day. And that’s one of those productivity things that you can help work faster without really thinking that you’re working that much faster. So that’s a really nice thing. It doesn’t have to open up Excel.

The same thing, I’m going to open up this Word document, and I can read the Word document in the preview here, in Outlook. I don’t have to open up Word. If I double-click, it will open up Word automatically. This also works for PDFs. So if people send a lot of PDFs around, you can view them right in Outlook.

In fact, this copy of this Word document is actually in Review mode, so I can actually go over here and click on it, and read the comments of this Word document, while I’m in Outlook. So that’s another way of kind of simplifying is inline documents and inline response.

Doug Thomas: I’m going to bring back the full ribbon here, just to keep on showing things around here. As we go into the next one. So that’s basically the layout of Outlook, of how to clean that all up and get– if you just want a big reading and writing pane, you can use that.

#4 Conversation View

The next thing we’re going to talk about, let’s concentrate on the Inbox a little bit and look at a few features. One of them is Conversation View. That came around, I want to say with Outlook 2013. And if you go up to View, you can find it. Now, let’s look at some of the emails here. Some of these emails from Sara here, she just mailed a whole bunch about the same thing, maybe had some new information each time.

There’s this big email chain, an important one, with Tailspin Toys. And there are several emails. Here’s one. Here’s one. I have to go down a little farther, find another one down here. I mean, you’ve seen this happen when you are dealing with an important email chain, and you come back from a break of a couple hours, and they’re sprinkled throughout and you’re trying to read the conversation.

What Conversation View does, instead of making your Inbox linear, your newest message on top, your oldest message on the bottom, it groups them in particular conversations. So I’m going to check that here.

And I’ll just do it for this folder. Any of these experiments, you usually can do a little or a lot. And if anything sounds interesting, I would turn it on. It’s Tuesday now, maybe for the rest of the week, try it for a couple days, and then when you come back in the office on Monday, see if you want to keep that up or go back to the old ways. But give it a few days.

So for this folder, I’m going to turn on Conversation View. And now this entire conversation about Tailspin Toys is wrapped up into this one message. I can expand it by the triangle. And I can see all the messages if I want to. And again, there’s quite a lot. There’s, oh, good messages or so. Many of them are repeats. But again, I can close all that, so I can get to my Inbox. My Inbox has currently Items– I can scroll down this much faster because it’s grouped several of those messages. Same thing here with the quarterly results. All of them are grouped here in one message.

So Conversation View is a great way to streamline your Inbox. And yeah, there are a couple little tricks to it. Like if you want to respond to, not the most current message, but the second current one, but again, it takes a little– you might want to, again, try it out for a couple days and see if you like it.

#5 Clean Up Tool

Our last step is taking this one step farther, and it’s one of my favorite things, and it’s the Clean Up Tool. The Clean Up Tool, basically, and I’m just going to mouse over it to tell you what it does. It removes redundant messages.

Let’s look at this Tailspin Toy message. There’s a lot of things that are just + , right? People are just agreeing to the last thing that was said. And everything is repeated from that message. So all the information is there except that top line. What Clean Up does is remove all the redundant messages. Okay?

So we’re going to experiment here. Again, we’re going to take baby steps. I’m going to go up to Clean Up, and I can just clean up this conversation. I don’t have to do the whole mailbox, or even the whole Inbox folder, I’m just going to hit, “For this conversation.” It’s going to give me a warning. And there, I’ve cleaned it up.

So I had messages, I now have one, two, three, four, five. Four. I have four messages. I can count. Four messages. I have the most current, and I have the first message, and I have two others ones. Because what Clean Up does is any information that is not repeated in those other messages, it keeps. So if someone goes off on a side track, and starts another conversation just with you, you don’t lose that message. It just clears up the messages that were redundant.

So, if I clear up that conversation, in fact, I’ve gone down to messages, so I went from to. If I clear up the whole folder, let’s see what I get down to. I get down to . Now, you can do this for folders. If you have that old project folder that you had at one point, that you’ve kept around. but you don’t really do anything with it, run the Clean Up tool, and you’ll be surprised how much mail that’s redundant.

Again, you can find all this stuff. It’s there, it’s searchable, but you just clear up those redundant messages. There’s someone in this room, and I’m not going to say who, who did this for her folders when they learned about it, and literally cleaned up thousands of messages. When I was at another company, I had thousands of messages in my Inbox. I now have changed my habits. But it’s a way to– if you’re hitting a limit from time to time, every couple of weeks, you get that limit about you need more room for Outlook, you can clean up your messages quickly this way with the Clean Up tool. Try it out on a conversation, try a folder. I use it for my entire email in Outlook.

So those are our five quick tips to cleaner up and simplify Outlook. Just review. Remove and change panes; Collapse the ribbon; Preview docs and reply inline– that’s only for Outlook you can do that; four is: Use Conversation View; and five is: Use the Clean Up tool.

We have those and a whole bunch of information training about Outlook. Our link to our previous webinar we did a couple weeks ago about “Eight Time-Saving Tips in Outlook”– none of which I just did, there are eight other tips– you can find that information at . More information about the Office Webinar series in general, go to You can also leave us comments there.

Doug Thomas: Next week I will be talking about other timesaver tips for Office in general. We’ll give you “9 Tips to Save You Time.” It almost rhymes. Maybe it does. But for today’s webinar crew, thank you for joining today’s Office -Minute Webinar.

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5 simple ways to clean up Outlook 2013 (part 1)

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You can do so many things with Outlook, and we’re not going to talk about those today. We’re going to show you how to simplify Outlook. Sometimes I just want to read my email, respond to it, glance at my calendar and get going. You can do so much with Outlook, but we’re just going to simplify it today, and we’re going to show you some ways to simplify the kind of layout of Outlook, and also your Inbox, to thin things out, to get to the important things without looking at all the gunk.

#1 Move + Change panes

Doug Thomas: So what you’re looking at here is going to be a typical Outlook. This is Outlook 2013. Now Outlook’s going to look different, depending upon how your admin sets it up, if you’re in business, or buttons you’ve pressed. We’re going to show some of that ways to do it, but I just want to kind of go over this look that we have here.

I see six kinds of areas I want to talk about.

  1. The top is the ribbon.
  2. And then I have four panels, or panes, in the middle here.
  3. I have a folder pane; then I have my current Inbox, which is usually your Inbox.
  4. I have my reading pane here, and this is a long message from Zrinka. Let’s just kind of see how long it is. She talks about several things.
  5.  Also, to the right now, I have the To-Do Bar, which is the Calendar.

At the bottom, there’s a small strip. This is called the Navigation Pane. And it’s kind of a key for some of the things we’re going to do to clean up.

Navigation Pane

Navigation Pane

  1. If you mouse over one of those words, You get a peek of the Calendar.
  2. Or a peek of People. You can put your put your favorite people here.
  3. And then you can instantly, you know, use Link, if you’re on Link, or you can message them, video chat with them.
  4. The people you do popular, and you can always search for folks here. And all your tasks are here also.

So that’s the peek system. And it’s fully functional. I mean, I can go on the Calendar here and open up a meeting if I wanted to. I can click on another day, and see what that calendar is like, if I want to see if I’m busy that day or not. You can do that with peeks in Outlook 2013.

Because of that, it really just- this Calendar just kind of really replicates what’s on the right-hand side. This To-Do Bar.

So I’m going to go over here to the far right-hand side, and I’m going to collapse that. I’m going to remove it. There’s a little X here in the upper right-hand corner that I can use that. And now I have a little more Reading Pane. In fact, I get down to that second subhead now.

You can do a lot of this stuff also in the View tab, depending upon what version of Outlook you have. Most of these commands will be on the View tab.

Let’s see what else I can clean up? This Navigation Pane, it can actually be smaller, too. I click on the “…”; “…” is kind of a shortcut for menus.

So I can get more options, and I can actually compact that navigation. So instead of words now, that’s gonna turn into little icons. And you know, everything is still right there. All my peeks still work and everything like that.

Now, for this email, I’m a fictitious person named KatieJ. Katie does not have a lot of folders. Some people, they have a ton of folders here. But if you don’t you can actually remove the Folder Pane here.

So I’m going to click on this arrow, and that kind of removes that whole left-hand side. And now I have a really big Reading Pane, which is nice.

In fact, but if I want to get back to those folders, I just click those words, “All Folders,” and they all appear right there. And I can go on and do other things, and that little pop-out will stay there until I go back over and click “All Folders” again.

Also, if you notice, the Navigation Pane is gone vertical instead of horizontal to save you even more room. On Zrinka’s message, I can read all the way through the second paragraph area.

But I can do even more. So that’s the first one. Collapsing panes and changing the panes that you can.

You can also do that with a manual drag. I’m just going to put my cursor here in between those two panels, and I can move it left or right, so I get even more room, if I want to, for the Reading Pane. So that’s one thing you can do is to work with your panes to get it set up the way you want to. Again I want to concentrate on reading and responding to email.

#2 Collapse the ribbon

Let’s look up at the ribbon. The ribbon’s been around since Office 2007. I’m a big ribbon fan. Dave, who works here, is a Shortcut fan. He uses Shortcuts more than the ribbon. But you can change and compact the ribbon if you want to. And this works for different versions of Office, but all programs. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, you can do the same thing.

You can go to this little triangle here on the right-hand side. And that just takes the ribbon now, and I just have tabs.

So look at all the reading space now. I’m now down the third bold subhead here in that email from Zrinka. She sends me a Hotmail email login. And if I need to ribbon, I can just simply click “View” and there it is! And then when I click back, it disappears.

There are other options you can do with the ribbon. In the very upper right- hand corner, you see this little box called “Ribbon Display Options.”

There’s three of them. There’s “Show Tabs and Commands.” That’s the full ribbon, we saw that. Now I’m on “Show Tabs.” But I can also “Auto-hide the Ribbon.” So I’ll click that, and now even the Tabs go away. So now I can read almost this entire message from Zrinka, cause I really simplified that Outlook screen.

If I need the ribbon, I can just go back to the top here. It turns blue on my machine. I can click that, and the ribbon then appears. And I click away, and it disappears. So that’s hiding the ribbon.