The two-step verification mode when logging in to Hotmail will give us more security. Because it adds to the traditional password, the need to place a security code that will be sent by mobile phone or your alternative or secondary address to log in to your email account.
The Hotmail account allows us to access all Microsoft services, just like with a Gmail account we access all Google services, both are synchronized with several services that a single session can enter both OneDrive, Office Online, Skype , Windows Phone (our mobile phone), etc. This allows us in case of losing the mobile phone to recover contacts and photos again if we choose to synchronize in the cloud.
It is always preferable to prevent situations that may cause us problems in the future, so we recommend that you activate the two-step verification feature of your Microsoft account.
Enable two-step verification
To activate it we must go to https://account.live.com/proofs/Manage and log in with your Hotmail / Microsoft account. Then check the security code sent by SMS or email to you if you previously set the mobile phone number or alternate email address for your account.
The first thing to do before enabling 2-step verification is to add your alternate phone number or email.
Now if you can complete and the verification mode in two steps as a login, entering the access to security changes that we leave a few paragraphs above and then receive the security code in our email and send an alternative to search for the option “Verification in two steps”as we see in the previous image.
Then we click on “next” and as we can see in the following image we must choose how to enable two-step verification, through an app, alternative or secondary email or your mobile phone number, where you will receive the code check. Once the configuration is complete, you can start to feel much more relaxed and secure about your information in your Hotmail / Outook account. The function can be disabled at any time.
If you have any doubts about how to perform the operation leave us in the comments all your doubts that we will respond quickly. Do not forget that if you have a Hotmail / Outlook account you can get one free from hotmail.com.