Password Recovery of Microsoft HotMail, Outlook or Live Account
If you’ve been locked out of your Microsoft HotMail, Outlook or Live account and can’t remember or recover you login credentials then go to Microsoft’s own Reset Password web page: https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx – if noting this down for later use make sure you enter it in the web address/url box of your web browser.
Don’t just search for ‘password recovery’ as you might unwittingly end up at an untrustworthy web site aiming to steal confidential information and data.
Here’s what the official Microsoft page currently looks like:
Depending on what verification information you can provide, you might just need to receive a password reset message by alternative email or phone. Otherwise you might go all the way through to providing personal information together with details of emails you recently sent using the compromised account. At worst you might have to wait 24 hours or more for your information to be verified.