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26-Jul-2012, 04:48 PM #1
Windows Live Hotmail asking for phone # ...
Windows Live Hotmail is asking for my phone number, alternate e-mail and secret question just in case I loose my password. This page shows up after I put in my e-mail and password. Is this legitimate or some phishing scam? I've been going around it for the past couple of weeks by re pressing on my book marker for Hotmail.
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26-Jul-2012, 05:25 PM #2
I had gotton that for 8 weeks till I found out how to stop it.

It's legitimate

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ae7c3f6?page=4

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The request from Microsoft mentions 4 security items:

* Phone number
* Alternate email address
* Trusted PC
* Secret question



The "sticky" post also needs to tell customers that only two of the four items need to be provided (I just found this out today in a post from another Forum Moderator).
So just answer two of them like these two.
* Alternate email address
* Secret question

This is the page you should of seen right after login. With your email address in the top right.
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26-Jul-2012, 06:09 PM #3
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26-Jul-2012, 06:50 PM #4
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