Some Hotmail Features that you’re not aware of.

Many of the Hotmail.com users might not know all the service that they can use it for free as they are busy doing their own thing with Microsoft. So here, we’ll be talking about some of the Hotmail features that are free and most of the users might know about.

Microsoft Family Features:

Family Features refers to creating a family group where you can add your family member’s email address and you can control the web activity of that account (this is possible only if you add a family member as a child). Seems interesting right.

So, what you need to do is go to the family feature settings page, add an email of your family member and if you are adding the email of your child, mark it as a child account. And once you’ve added an Outlook email account in your family group as a child, you can control the web activity of that account.familyfeatures-1024x445

This feature is best for the parent who are having a hard time controlling their toddlers. So, these are some of the advantages of this group:

  1. You can block the certain website to be viewed from that account. For example you can block that site that have nudity or you can basically control the time that your children spend on social media by disabling them form time to time.
  2. You can only allow few websites to be browsed. For example, you can only allow educational sites and few other sites that can be browsed via your child account. In this way your children can focus on a particular topic.
  3. Now the best part, you can make a time table of Xbox game play. You can create a weekly calendar followed by time on which you want to give access to play. So, in this way you can control your kids to focus on study rather that playing video games all day long.

Two step verification

Two step verification is the process in which if enabled, you need to enter the special one-time code generated by Hotmail and send it to your desired device in order to access your account. In this way your account will be super safe and no one can have the access to your account without your permission and you won’t have the risk of being your account hacked.

I know that most of you might be wondering, how come this is the special service as this is provided by many other email service provider. But the thing, in Hotmail you can do the verification process by an app. Yes, Microsoft has an app specially built for this purpose only and it’s called “Microsoft Authenticator”. This app works even when your phone is not connected to internet. So, this app works like a charm.

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Login to Outlook

Here’s we’ll be talking about the steps that is needed to perform Hotmail sign in in easy way. And not only the steps, but also the common problems that the newbies are facing from a long time.

Hotmail sign in

  1. For the successful Hotmail sign in, all you need to do is, go to the Hotmail.com or outlook.com. You can enter any one of these websites as they will take you to the same page. Don’t get confused as Hotmail has re-branded to outlook but the brand still remains.
  2. Now, from this page, click on “Login”.
  3. You’ll be redirected to the login page of Hotmail.
  4. Now, enter your email address in the empty field. Once you’re done, click on Next
  5. Now enter your password. Make sure you’ve entered the correct one as you can’t see the password as you type in.hotmail-login-2
  6. Finally, click on “Sign in”.

So these are the simple steps that is involved in sign in.

Now let’s discuss on the problems that you might face while logging in to the account.

  1. Forgot the password

Forgetting the passwords is not a big deal that it used to be. In the past days, it took long process to reset your password. But now, you can reset it in few minutes. All you need to do is go to the login page (as described in above steps). Enter your email address. Now in the password page, click on the link that says “Forgot password”.

Once you click on that link, you need to verify your account via your mobile or your alternative email address or if you don’t have these two, you need to enter the Hotmail security code (that can be used one time only). Once you verify via these medium, you can easily set new password for your account.

So, these are the login process involved in outlook login.