Hotmail Login

If you are a Hotmail user, then you will be happy to know that you can make use of the single use code login option to secure your Hotmail account. This is a new security feature offered by Microsoft for its email users. You can use the single -use code to sign in to your Windows Live account or Hotmail account without the need of your password. This will give you the option to access your Hotmail inbox without any fear on public computers or shared computers. All you have to be mindful of to log out of your Hotmail inbox and also close the windows when you finish your mail checking.

How To Get And Use Single Use Code?

The single-use code is an added security that Microsoft offers you when you sign in to your Hotmail account. The code will be sent by Microsoft to your registered mobile phone and you can use this code instead of the password to log in to your Hotmail account.

  • Visit outlook.com or www.hotmail.com to sign in to your Hotmail account.
  • You need to opt for the ‘sign in with a single use code’ option when you are asked to sign in to your account.
  • Now, you will have to enter your email address and the registered mobile phone number in the respective boxes provided.
  • Then, click on “text me the code’ option. Wait for a couple of minutes for the text to arrive on your mobile phone. You will have to have the mobile phone handy so that you can instantly use the code.
  • If you do not have the code even after 15 minutes of requesting for a code, you need to request the code once more.
  • Once you get the code, type the code in the appropriate box and then click on the sign in option. You will get access to your Hotmail inbox.

The code that you get is a one time sign in code and you cannot use the same code to log in to your account dafter signing out of the Hotmail inbox. If you need to access your Hotmail inbox, you will have to once again request for a new code and this is the procedure to follow for every log in that you make using public or other computers. The use of single use code sign in to access your Hotmail inbox is the best option if you are accessing your inbox from a public computer say at a library, school, internet café or even your friend’s computer. By doing so, you are making your inbox very secure and no other person who uses the computer after you will be able to access your Hotmail inbox.

The unique single use code sign in option for Hotmail will prevent your private information from being stolen by key loggers and also other malware. So, next time you are logging in to your Hotmail account from a public computer, make sure you  do it using single -use sign in code option.


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