How to change Outlook or Hotmail password (Microsoft account)

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Do you suspect that your account has been hacked or just want to change your Outlook / Hotmail password as a precaution? Here are the steps to follow. 

Account hacking is common on the Internet. So you are never safe from password theft. This is why it is advisable to change it regularly regardless of the account. In this guide, we explain how to change your Outlook / Hotmail password if you believe your account has been compromised.



And even if this is not the case, know that it is more than recommended to change your password regularly as a precaution. Especially since your Hotmail / Outlook address is also used to connect you to other accounts or services (Microsoft, Skype, OneDrive, etc.).

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Outlook: how to change password

  • First of all, sign in to your Microsoft account.
  • Then go to the following address.
  • Click on change the password.
  • Microsoft may ask to verify your identity for security reasons.
  • To do this, a verification code will be sent to you at the emergency address (or telephone number) of your account.
  • Click on the icon with an envelope and a hidden address next to it then enter the emergency address entered when creating the account.
  • Then click Send the code. 
  • If you haven't received the code, try again. And if you do not have access to the second account, click on "I have none of this information" and follow the alternative methods to the end.
  • Once the verification is complete, type your current password and the new password you want to use for the account.

To be better protected, we recommend that you opt for a password made up of upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers and punctuation marks. Also, avoid terms that are in the dictionary. In short, do not choose a password that is too easy to crack.



  • Click finally on Save.

There you have it, you have just changed the password for your Outlook account. And if by any chance you want to end the service, here is a guide detailing all the steps to delete an Outlook or Hotmail account.


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