How to Access Windows Live Hotmail More Securely via HTTPS

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On the way from Windows Live Hotmail servers to your computer, the emails you send and receive could be picked up, read and understood—if they are not encrypted.

You can encrypt the messages themselves, or have the entire connection to Windows Live Hotmail secured by accessing the site using HTTPS. This makes sure nothing is picked up between your browser and Windows Live Hotmail—by a snooping program on your computer, for example, a shared connection or a hacked network device.

Encrypting the messages themselves secures them even outside Windows Live Hotmail and your computer.

Access Windows Live Hotmail More Securely via HTTPS

To make your Windows Live Hotmail sessions more secure by having all traffic encrypted between your browser and Windows Live Hotmail:

Windows Live Hotmail requires secure HTTPS connections by default.