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Secure Your Outlook.com E-mail

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help, Security Help
 
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Most security experts say that simply securing your e-mail account with a username and password is not enough. They say you should turn on 2-factor authentication whenever possible. That simply means that instead of authenticating your account with one piece of information like a password, you need two pieces of information to log on.  I’ve covered how to do this in Gmail and Yahoo! mail in previous articles. Let’s take a look at how to set it up in Outlook.com

Go to your Outlook.com inbox, click the gear icon in the upper-right and choose options.

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Under Options, choose Managing your account and then Account details,

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Choose Security & privacy at the top and then More security settings under Account security.

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Scroll down to Two-step verification and click Set-up two-step verification.

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You’ll see a quick overview of the authentication methods available. Read it, then click Next.  If you have a smartphone, you can install the Microsoft ID verification app.

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I’m going to save the instructions for that for another article and focus on setting up the authentication on your PC. So, I’ll skip that step for now. You’ll receive a a code to use in addition to your username and password. You can choose to not stay logged in on your computer when you access our e-mail and enter this code each time along with your username and password or you can use it as a recovery code should you ever get locked out.

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To learn how to turn on 2-factor authentication in Gmail click here.

To learn how to turn it on in Yahoo! Mail click here.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “Secure Your Outlook.com E-mail”

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  2. […] a good idea to activate two-factor authentication anyway, though many of you hate the idea of an extra step like having a code texted to you to access your […]

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