Hotmail does a pretty good job in securing your email account by keeping all the records of your login. So if you will login from a different IP or new demographic region, you will be asked to verify your account as a security precaution.

Here’s How To Check Your Hotmail Login History

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  • Step 2: Enter your email.

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  • Step 3: Enter your password.

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  • Step 4: Click your profile image in the upper-right corner of the inbox.

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  • Step 5: Select “View Account“.

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  • Step 6: Click on “Security

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  • Step 7: Click on the button “Review Activity

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  • Step 8: Enter your password again for verification.

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  • Step 9: If you are login in from different browser you normally use, you will be asked to verify your account by SMS verification.

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  • Step 10: Enter the last 4 digits of your phone number and click “Send code“.



  • Step 11: Enter the SMS code you’ve received on your phone and click on “Verify


  • Step 12: You can skip this step by clicking on the “No thanks” button, you don’t need this right now.

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  • Step 13: Finally you’ve arrived on the activity log page. Scroll down and view the list of activities. If you see any suspicious activity such as “Successful Sign-In” from a location that you think is not yours, then you need to increase the security of your email account (by changing your password, alternate email, security question, phone number etc..)

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