Login to Outlook Without Password  Step by Step Guide ▷ 2021

One of The first steps that Outlook asks of you when creating an email account is to enter a secure password that will function as a key to access your mailbox

But nevertheless, the password is just one of the methods you can use to access your account, as Microsoft offers an application that, once configured, allows you to generate an alternative code with which you can access Outlook.

This is the Microsoft Authenticator application and in the next paragraphs we will teach you step by step how to enable and use it to improve Outlook account security, as well as an alternate login method.

Microsoft Authenticator What is this tool?

How Microsoft Authenticator works

It is an application for mobile devices, which is used as verification method for Outlook 2-step sign-in. Its main function is to generate random verification codes that are entered after the password, or instead of it.

Basically, its operation It consists of opening the application and logging in to the account you want to reinforce. Once this is done and the two-step verification of said account is activated, Microsoft Authenticator will generate keys random codes from time to time, which you must enter to access your account.

How secure is Microsoft Authenticator?

Microsoft Authenticator access site

Given the keys generated by Microsoft Authenticator can be used to directly access accounts, it is necessary that the application has a sufficiently reinforced security level, in order to keep these codes safe.

For this reason, before entering the accounts to the authenticator, the application must have a security verification, that is to say, facial recognition, fingerprint or a PIN. One of the main characteristics of this authentication tool is the fact that the codes generated by the application have a limited duration of a few seconds, after which this code will change randomly.

Learn how to enable Microsoft Authenticator to sign in to Outlook without a password

Outlook It allows enable the Microsoft Authenticator app as an identity verification method both from your web portal and from the mobile application. Once enabled, Outlook will ask you to enter the random code generated by the application in order to access your inbox.

Go for it:

From the phone

Activate this feature from your mobile device is a really simple procedure, since it basically consists of logging into the application once downloaded. The app of Microsoft Authenticator it can be easily found from the app store of your preferred operating system.

Once downloaded, we just have to follow the procedure described below:

  • Open the Microsoft Authenticator app and click on “I agree”.
  • Press about access “Sign in with Microsoft.”
  • Enter your email address and press “Following”.

Sign in with Microsoft Authenticator

  • Enter your password mail and click again on “Following”.
  • The application will request an identity verification method. The options you have are send a code to an alternative email account, or to a phone number that are registered in the data of your Outlook account.
  • The next screen will give you a brief introduction to the application, to which you must press the button “I understand”.

Manage access with Microsoft Authenticator

  • You will see a message informing you that the application will be blocked so that you can only access it through PIN or fingerprint verification.
  • Press “Accept”.

One time the account is configured in the application, the login on the mobile and the browser will be protected by Microsoft application authentication, making the password unnecessary for this action.

From the computer

To the configure Outlook account in Microsoft Authenticator app, the account will bypass the password prompt automatically and the identification method will become a notification on the mobile device where the app is installed.

This being the case, in order to access Outlook through this new login, all you have to do is:

  • Open the Outlook website, enter your email address and click “Following”.

How to log into Microsoft

  • On your mobile, click on the authenticator push notification.
  • Press “Pass” in the message window that will appear.

Receive notifications from Microsoft Authenticator

  • Enter the identity verification method (fingerprint or PIN).

Through this application, password use completely bypassed and replaced by mobile device authentication to log into your Outlook account.

How do I log in if I don’t have access to the authenticator at a certain time?

If for any reason you do not have access to your mobile device when you log in to Outlook, It will be impossible for you to use the authenticator to access your mailbox. But nevertheless, Outlook offers login alternatives that you can use if you don’t have the authenticator, and it is possible to use them both in the computer version and in the mobile application

To access the other ways to log in, follow the following procedure:

  • Enter the web portal of Outlook, enter your email address and click “Following”.
  • In the authentication request screen by means of Microsoft Authenticator, click “Other ways to log in.”

Other ways to access Outlook

  • Select the option that is most convenient for you to log in. For example, you can click “Use my password.”
  • Enter your password Outlook to log in.

In the event that you have lost your password, then the method will be slightly different, since access will take us to the password recovery page, through which you must reset a method to log in, as follows:

  • Go to the Outlook website Please enter your address address.
  • click in “Following”.

Enter Outlook using recovery email

  • Choose the link “I don’t have access to my Microsoft Authenticator application.”
  • Choose an identity verification method, You can choose between an email or a phone number.
  • Enter the code to be sent to the selected medium.
  • Enter the new password in the corresponding fields.

Recover password in Outlook

  • click in “Following”.
  • Press in “Log in”.
  • Enter your updated credentials to access your inbox from Outlook.

This method will reactivate the use of the password as the login method., and it will allow you access your account in case your access to the authenticator is lost.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will also be of great help to more members of the community. Thanks! 😉

Author: Mario José

Graduated in journalism, specialized in investigation, I seek the truth of all things. Now 100% focused on technology, computing and Internet issues.

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