1. Use strong passwords
This is the first set and the most important to note that user. When you use a password, you should be strong and secure password should not be easy to secret no one can use certain algorithms to guess your password. So what makes a strong password? You refer to some of the following requirements:
Not a word in the dictionary (irrespective of any language)
Not a variation in the dictionary
Not from repetitive sequence
Do not include any personal information (date of birth, full name ...)
There are many programs to generate random passwords, but if you want to remember your password, you should follow the instructions to create a password that is the Microsoft proposal.
Use HTTPS connection
Using HTTPS instead of HTTP traditional methods means you are using a means of ensuring the communication between the server and your computer Hotmail. If a hacker prevent the connection during the exchange of information, then immediately connected this will simply stop, and hackers will not be able to get any information. Most modern browsers will display a green bar that the owner of that website at the address bar. Make sure your employer when you open it Hotmail.com Microsoft Corporation.
The following information is displayed in Internet Explorer:
And here is a screenshot of Firefox:
To always use HTTPS, just visit the Microsoft SSL management and select "Use HTTPS automatically".
Note: If you are using an Outlook Hotmail Connector client with either Windows Mobile, you will encounter some problems with HTTPS. You can skip the above settings and select the "Do not use HTTPS automatically". Then always open Hotmail using https://www.hotmail.com to check your email.
Password Reset Information
You need to ensure that the Password Reset Information is reset in the Hotmail account has been updated. So in case if you forget your password, you will be reset your password by using this information to restore. To reset the password information, you need a Windows Live account page:
You always need to have a secondary email address (can attach the Hotmail account) so that information to reset your password will be sent to this email if you forget accessories.
In some countries, users can add their phone number on the option to recover your password. The information will be sent to the phone number registered in the account.
You can also add to the Trusted PC, using your account on a computer. Windows Live Essentials to be installed for this feature to work.
And finally the question of security. This is equally important, the security question should be to ensure safety, such as passwords, you should designate a safe answer is to hackers.
Using Hotmail on public computers
There will be times when you need to check your email on a public computer, when your personal computer is not available for use. First is the only use HTTPS instead of HTTP protocol simple, the "Get a single use code to sign in with" a great choice for those in supported countries. Instead of having to type in your master password, the user will be given a code number on the mobile phone. You can use the code is generated automatically to log into your Hotmail account in a certain time period.
Only with the basic knowledge you can feel secure in using the service before Hotmail safely leakage threats or ha