Hotmail updating my address book
Unfortunately, people are now finding that security codes are getting sent to phones and email addresses they no longer have.
Keeping that security information up to date is critical. As I mentioned, from Microsoft’s perspective you don’t really have a “Hotmail” or “Outlook.com” account.
Using an AOL address does make you look way behind the times when it comes to technology.
I’ll walk through the steps to change your password in the current (as of this writing) design.
Essentially, according to this thread, AOL is for old people, dumb people, or people who can’t use a computer; Yahoo and Hotmail are slightly better, but not much; and Gmail is the provider of choice for intelligent candidates who are computer savvy.
Recruiters there said they downgrade candidates who use anything other than gmail or an address with a personal domain. No reasonable employer is going to reject you because of your email address’s domain, but it does contribute to an overall impression of you.
There are probably other ways to get to this, but the most familiar is to simply login to your email online using
Yes, you must be able to login to change your password.