Windows Live Hotmail is the most popular web email service provider which even got better with the release of new version. Now, the Windows Live team has added more security features to Hotmail to protect your account from hijackers and phishing scams. This type of identity theft costs users and services billions of dollars every year. With the new security features added, hijackers will not be able to access the account.
To add the new security feature, open the account settings page (https://account.live.com/summarypage.aspx), you will be prompted to login with your Live ID. Here under the password reset section, you can see the new options- Mobile Phone and Trusted PC.
1. Add Mobile Phone- Adding this mobile phone number can help verify your account. Also if you forget your password, you can use this number to reset your password.
This service is not available for all countries (India is not currently listed).
2. Add Trusted PC- “Trusted PC” is a unique new proof that lets you link your Hotmail account with one or more of your personal computers. Then, if you ever need to regain control of your account by resetting your password, you simply need to be using your computer and the account will know you are the legitimate owner. This is one of the best ways to secure your account.
So if you have a Windows Live Hotmail account, make sure you have added the new security features.