As a famous web-based e-mail, Outlook.com provides various services from Microsoft including webmail, contacts, tasks, and calendaring. In 1996, headquartered in Sunnyvale, it was founded as one of the world's first webmail services, named Hotmail (stylized as HoTMaiL) by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith in Mountain View in California. In 1997, Hotmail was acquired by Microsoft for an estimated $400 million and launched as MSN Hotmail. After rebranded to Windows Live Hotmail, it became part of the Windows Live suite of products. In October 2011, Microsoft released the final version of Hotmail, which is available in 36 languages. It was replaced by Outlook.com in 2013.
However, this powerful e-mail sometimes can get users in trouble. Everyone knows that e-mail is a tool to communicate with others. For people who work in office, it can be a disaster if the contact with client is broke off. Therefore, many people look for a way to recover Hotmail password. In fact, the way for Hotmail password recovery is not complete at all and you can follow steps below if you need:
Guide: Recover Outlook Password Step by Step
Click the following button to download the free trial one and install it on your computer to try it out.
Note: Free trial one only recovers Word password containing less than 3 or 3 characters.
Step 2: Import encrypted Microsoft Outlook file.
Click Open button to open Microsoft Outlook file(*.pst) that you want to recover password. Then it will be in the Encrypted File box.
Step 3: Choose one from "Type of attack". And make some settings for every attack type you choose.
Tips: Brute-force/Mask/Dictionary Password Recovery Attack Settings
Next we will take Dictionary Attack as example.
Dictionary Attack. Recover lost Office password by trying the password combinations in the built-in dictionary. You also can download another dictionary from Internet or self-create one. This method may be the fastest way if your password is a keyword.
Set parameters for Dictionary Path: the following path is default, or you can download one from Internet or create one by yourself. Created dictionary consists of passwords that you think them possible.
Now, the Dictionary attack has been set out. Other three password attack types used for password recovery can be set similarly.
Step 4: Click "Start" button to recover outlook password.
After you click Start button, the password recovery program would begin to work until the following window pops up. That means password has been recovered successfully. You can "copy" the password or "open" Outlook file with it.