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How to Recover Hacked or Password Forgotten Outlook Account?

Whether you have forgotten the password of your Outlook account, or it has been hacked, you can easily regain access to your account by resetting Outlook password. However, in order to reset the password of your Outlook account, you will need to make sure that you have access to one of the account recovery options associated with your Outlook account. Account recovery option is important as it helps in the verification of your identity as the rightful owner of the account. Without having access to one of the account recovery options, you might not be able to recover your account. Considering that you have access to the account recovery options, you can follow the below mentioned steps to regain access to your hacked or password forgotten Outlook account.

Steps to Reset Password of your Outlook Account

  1. On your computer, open a web browser and go to the Microsoft Sign-in page. Since Outlook is a part of Microsoft Office, resetting the password of your Microsoft account will also reset the password of your Outlook account.
  2. So, once you are on the Microsoft sign-in page, you will need to enter your Microsoft user id in the prompted field and click on the Next You will be directed to the next screen where you will need to enter your password.
  3. On the next screen, you will need to click on the “Forgot my password” option. You will be directed to the next screen where you will be shown your Microsoft user id entered in the text field, Make sure the user id is entered correctly, then click on the Next
  4. Now, on the next screen, you will be prompted to verify your identity as the rightful owner account. For this, you will be shown a couple of account recovery options associated with your account. The options would be like the following:
  • Email ******@**mail.com
  • Text*********76

Selecting any one of the given options will send security code on your email or phone number depending on the option selected.

  1. While selecting the first option (Email ******@**mail.com) will send a security code on your email address, selecting the second option (Text*********76) will send a security code on your phone number.

NOTE: If you will select the second option (Text*********76), you will also need to enter the last 4 digits of your phone number to get the code.

  1. On the subsequent screen, you will need to enter the code and click on the Next You will be directed to the next screen where you will be prompted to enter your new password.
  2. Enter the new password in the prompted fields and click on the Next The password for your account will be reset right away.
  3. After your new password is reset for your account, you can easily regain access to your Outlook account.

NOTE: If you don’t have access to any of the account recovery options (in step 4), you will need to click I don’t have any of these options on your screen. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to try accessing your account without an account recovery option.

In addition to above, you can also enhance the security of your Outlook account by enabling two-step verification feature for it. Two-step verification feature works as additional security later that sends security to your phone number each time you or someone else tries to access your account from a new browser or device. To enable two-step verification, follow these steps:

Steps to Enable Two-Step Verification for Outlook Account

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account and click on the Security
  2. On the Security page, you will need to click on the “More security options” You will be prompted to verify your identity.
  3. Once your identity gets verified successfully, you will be directed to the subsequent screen.
  4. On the subsequent screen, you will need to click on the Setup two-step verification
  5. Then, simply follow the on-screen instructions to set up two-step verification for your Outlook account.

And, this is how you regain access to your Outlook account and enhance the security of it.

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