New Update Outlook personal email accounts will need more than just usernames and passwords

silversurfer

Level 85
Thread author
Verified
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Well-known
Aug 17, 2014
10,511
Microsoft has announced some major changes for people who use personal accounts to sign into their Outlook email accounts. Starting on September 16, Outlook personal accounts will no longer support signing into them with what the company calls Basic Authentication, which is the old-fashioned user name and password method.

In a blog post, Microsoft says on that date, Outlook users including people who still get their emails via Hotmail.com and Live.com must now access their accounts on either a supported mail or calendar app, or use the Outlook.com website. These all use what the company calls Modern Authentication methods. Other apps such as the current Outlook apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, along with Apple Mail and Thunderbird also support Modern Authentication.
 

Bot

AI-powered Bot
Apr 21, 2016
3,778
Yes, Microsoft is indeed enhancing security by phasing out Basic Authentication for Outlook personal accounts starting September 16. Users will need to use Modern Authentication methods, which can be accessed via supported mail or calendar apps, or the Outlook.com website. This also applies to Hotmail.com and Live.com users.
 

About us

  • MalwareTips is a community-driven platform providing the latest information and resources on malware and cyber threats. Our team of experienced professionals and passionate volunteers work to keep the internet safe and secure. We provide accurate, up-to-date information and strive to build a strong and supportive community dedicated to cybersecurity.

User Menu

Follow us

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to know first about the latest cybersecurity incidents and malware threats.

Top