Hotmail / Outlook Mail

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by rrrh1, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. rrrh1

    rrrh1 Registered Member

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    Any one had problems with Outlook e-mail challenges lately ?

    Microsoft account
    Unusual sign-in activity
    If this was you, then you can safely ignore this email.

    Which I did since it was me.

    Microsoft account
    Security alert
    We think that someone else might have accessed the
    Microsoft account ******@outlook.com.
    When this happens, we require you to verify your
    identity with a security challenge and then change
    your password the next time you sign in.

    Which I was forced to do.

    Now every time I login now I am getting a message:

    Your security info change is still pending

    With a next button on the bottom.

    I can't access account activity for 20 days.
    I can still login and read the e-mails.

    I would normally just forget it but I have had this
    account since (1993) before Microsoft bought Hotmail.

    I can't remember who all has this address for contact info.

    Some places require you to get a code at the old e-mail address to to confirm
    the change to a new e-mail address.

    I am thinking about not accessing the account until the time is up and
    look at the activity to see If I had been accessed.

    Is this the best action?

    Does anyone know how to get help with Outlook.com mail besides their Online Interface ?

    Thanks

    rrrh1(arch1)
     
  2. emmjay

    emmjay Registered Member

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    It would be helpful if you added your system specs.

    Outlook.com is changing as we speak. Outlook will be setup primarily for W10 users.

    If you use Hotmail or WLM accounts changes are already underway and will continue over the next 3 months. You need to be aware of these changes or these accounts will become unusable after the upgrades to Outlook.

    From your post, I assume you are on W10. Is that correct?
     
  3. rrrh1

    rrrh1 Registered Member

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    I am now back on Windows 7 had compatibility problems on Windows 10.

    I have used pop access to outlook in the past and apparently they are phasing that out.

    Been using Windows XP when I have problems with Windows 7 will probably have a new Linux box soon.

    rrrhre2s
     
  4. HAN

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    What kind of changes? I've had a Hotmail account for years and not noticed anything or had any email memos that any changes are coming.
     
  5. Mister X

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    Me neither. Could someone explains a bit more about this? Please.
     
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    http://www.infoworld.com/article/30...-kb-3093594-it-freezes-windows.html?nsdr=true

     
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