Yes, this is one of the most important aspects of getting started with you account, which everyone must do. When you sign up a new hotmail account, especially if it is live.com, you need to verify it. The truth is that if you are making use of your email account on your computer set at home, you might tend not to understand the need for this. This is because of the fact that whenever you fill in the same email address and password in the same system for some time, it will simply memorize it, only to bring it up for you whenever you want to log in. In some other cases, you might even use the “remind me later” option below your email address and especially password. But what of those days when you travel to far places and wants to check your email on a new computer set. If you ever forget your password, you will find it difficult to recover this, unless you have a verified account. This is the reason why in most cases, when you sign up for a new account, you are asked to verify your account before you can send an email. Even if this demand is not made of you, you have to go ahead and do this on your own.
Procedure to verify your account
If the prompt is coming to you from the email account, you will get a message on a bar above the email you want to send, reading “please verify your account” with two bold options at the extreme end. This includes “verify” and “close,” choose “verify.”
This will take you to a page that has the option “enter your mobile number.”
There is a text field below the “enter your mobile number.” option. Just enter your mobile number in the right format, including your country code and click next. But before this, you have to go through the terms and conditions of service, as it will take you through all the terms upon which the services will be offered to you.
From here, it will then take you to a page that says enter your “verification code.” Check the message that was sent to the phone number you provided and enter the numbers correctly.
If this is done correctly and accepted, it will direct you to a page that says “Thank you for verifying your account.” This means that your account verification is successful. Click “done” below the message and it will take you back to your inbox.
The benefits of verification can not be overlabored. It makes your account to be your own, and gives you the leverage and avenue to recover whatever you want to recover when lost. If you are the type that makes use of multiple email accounts, you will be running the risk of forgetting your password on many occasions, (especially if you make use of different email accounts from the same email provider) this will help you a big deal.