Connect Hotmail Email Account In MS Outlook 2013

Configuring your Hotmail Email account in MS Outlook 2013 is quite easy. You just need to have correct email configuration settings. To know about the correct email settings and how to connect your Hotmail Email account in MS Outlook 2013, you can follow the step-by-step information provided below in this guide.

Steps to Connect Hotmail Account in MS Outlook 2013

NOTE: Before following the instructions, make sure you have Outlook installed on your computer and you have a Hotmail email account.

1.) Launch Outlook 2013 on your computer and click on the File menu option and then select Add Account option.

2.) Under Add Account option, select the option – Manual setup or additional server types and click on the Next button.

3.) Now, select the option – POP or IMAP and click on the Next button.

4.) Next, you will need to enter the following email settings information on the POP and IMAP Account Settings screen.

• Go to the Your Name box and enter your name as you wish it to get displayed to the recipients.
• Next, go to the Email Address box and enter your email address, for example, enter username@hotmail.com
• Then, in the Account Type section, select POP3 option.
• After that, go to Incoming mail server box, enter pop3.live.com.
• Then in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) box, enter smtp.live.com.
• In the User Name section, enter your MSN account name.
• In the Password section, enter your MSN password.
• Make sure to select the checkbox next to the option Remember Password if you wish to save it.
• Make sure that the checkbox next to the option – Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) is unchecked.
• Next, click on the More Settings option and go to the Outgoing Server tab. Then select the checkbox next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
• After that, go to Advanced tab in the same box and select the checkbox next to the option – This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) located under Incoming Server (POP3).

NOTE: Make sure to set the Incoming Server (POP3) port to 995.
• Select TLS option under Use the following type of encrypted connection under Outgoing server (SMTP) and then click on the OK button.

NOTE: Make sure that you have set the Port to 25 for Outgoing Server (SMTP). However, if Port 25 is blocked in the network by your Internet Service Provider, you can use 587 as the SMTP Port.

5.) After that, click on the Test Account Settings option located on the right side of the POP and IMAP Account Settings screen.

If you don’t see any error in the Test result, it means you have correctly set up your email account. Simply click on the Next button and then on the Finish button. However, if you see any error in the Test result, make sure you have entered all the information correctly and then again perform the test by clicking on the Test Account Settings option.

And, this is how you can easily connect to Hotmail Email account in MS Outlook 2013.

If you find any issues for above steps, can dial a Hotmail customer support toll free number 1-888-341-4774.

Recover a Hacked Hotmail Account

If you are not able to access your Hotmail account even after entering the correct login credential, it could be because someone might have hacked your account. In such a case, resetting your password is the best way to recover your hacked Hotmail account. To know how to reset your hacked Hotmail account password, simply follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.

Steps to Recover Forgot Hotmail Account Password

1.) Go to the home page of Microsoft Outlook.com (as Hotmail is now Outlook.com) and click on the Sign in button.

2.) On the next screen, enter your user id (Email, phone, or Skype) and click on the Next button.

3.) Then click on the Forgot my password option located just below the Sign in button.

4.) This will open a new page where you will get these three options:
I forgot my password
I know my password, but can’t sign in
I think someone else is using my Microsoft account

Select I think someone else is using my Microsoft account and click on the Next button. Then enter the Captcha as shown on the screen and click on the Next button.

5.) On the next screen, you will get three options to verify your identity:
Email ***@****mail.com
Text ********36
I don’t have any of these

6.) Select any one appropriate option from the given three and click on the Next button. Selecting any of the first two options, a code will be sent to your email address or phone number which you will have to enter on the subsequent screen and click on the Next button.

NOTE: You will need to enter the last four digit of your phone number if you wish to receive a code on your phone number.

7.) Once you click on the Next button after entering the verification code, you will be directed to the Password reset page. Simply enter your new password in the prompted fields and click on the Next button. Your Hotmail account password will be reset.

NOTE: In case you choose the third option – I don’t have any of these, you will be directed to another page where you will need to provide an alternate email address that you have access to. After entering the alternate email address follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

So, this is how you can easily recover hacked Hotmail account.For getting more help regarding the recovering Hotmail account you can simply dial a toll-free Hotmail customer support number for and get relevant help from the experts in an efficient manner to fix this issue instantly.