last update Nov 13, 2018

How Do I Change Recovery Email on Outlook?

In the year 2013, Windows Live Hotmail was replaced by Outlook.com. It also replaced the traditional process of using the email features.

However, adding an alternate email address  for the existing webmail account such as Outlook.com or Hotmail is always advisable and a wise thing to do. It do help the users to gain access to their account and also reset the password in a situation when he or she forgets the same. The users can check with their respective webmail service for the process of how to add a secondary or alternate email address.

Process to Add an Alternate Email Address to the Windows Live Hotmail Account

To add an alternative email address to the Windows Live Hotmail account for those user who in case lose their password. To do the needful the users first need to

  • Visit the official website of the Windows Live Account in their browser

  • Then Log in using their Windows Live Hotmail email address and password if prompted

  • Then click Manage under Security Info: in the Account security section

  • And Select Add New under Alternate email address

  • Then type the new alternate email address over someone@example.com and press Enter

  • This will open the email from "Windows Live Team" and the user will receive at the newly added email address with the subject "Windows Live Account Security Confirmation"

  • Then the user need to follow the instructions as provided in the confirmation link in the message and complete the procedure

  • This will help the user to complete the process of adding an alternate email address to their existing Windows Live Outlook or Hotmail Account

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