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trout39843
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Jun 2024 02 13:36

Another dumb question

I forgot my outlook password that I established many moons ago.
Thought I was being smart when I saved it to log in quick but now I need it and can't find it.
How can I recover it and be super smart and write it down this time?
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Jun 2024 02 15:24

Re: Another dumb question

I don't really konw the answer to this. I've never used an outlook email address or Outlook come to that. Is there a 'forgotten password' option on the Outlook website? You should be able to generate a new one and regain access to all your emails again.

I assume when you say Outlook you mean the email account and not your Office Outlook username and password you activated it with? I believe that is stored within your Microsoft Account and you should be able to retrieve it if you log-in to that m8 [Confused.png]

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Jun 2024 02 15:51

Re: Another dumb question

thecaretaker wrote: 2nd Jun 2024 at 3:24pm I believe that is stored within your Microsoft Account and you should be able to retrieve it if you log-in to that m8 [Confused.png]
Yes I agree, I also have an Outlook account, it uses the same password as my Microsoft account. Have you tried the “forgot password” button on the Microsoft login page.
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Jun 2024 02 18:17

Re: Another dumb question

I was going to post the same advice as Keyholder. Use the "Forgot Password" option as it use the same password as your Microsoft account.
I personally use a password manager program to keep all my passwords secure and synced with my devices. That way I can have very secure passwords which I can access via my desktop, tablet, laptop or phone. Happy to pass on the name if that's allowed.
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Jun 2024 03 09:14

Re: Another dumb question

Mucho thanks.
As I didn't set up a MS account I tried y'alls suggestion and BAM! It seems when I set up an outlook account, it set me up with a MS account that I didn't even know I had.
Thank you for saving the day.
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Jun 2024 03 10:14

Re: Another dumb question

Take it to your local computer shop and they will possibly be able to help you, the one we have here in Skegness are brilliant at sorting problems out like that, good luck m8. [Thumb_up.png]

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