Microsoft offers lot of security features for  its upcoming hotmail in which using Single–use code  as one time  substitute for password to sign into public Computers is an excellent security feature.With this feature your password will be protected from key loggers while you sign into public Computers much like at coffee shops , internet cafes and Airports.

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Let’s take a let how to use this Single-Use code to sign into Windows Live (Hotmail) accounts on public Computers

As I already covered hotmail users  can receive free alerts on their mobile , first you need to add your phone to your Windows Live account ID  to take ownership of your account.Your mobile plays  key role in receiving verification codes , password reset codes and single use codes.

Now when you need to check your emails in Windows Live on a public Computer,

  • Open windows live sign-in page and click Get in Single-Use code to sign in with link which appears right after Sign in button.

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  • Now on the next page enter your Windows Live ID and click Request a code

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  • Select your Country and enter your Phone number and select ” I agree to terms and conditions”  click Send text message

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  • Now the single use code will be sent to your mobile which you can use by clicking Enter the code.

Remember that code is  useful for one time login , you can request another single use code if you want .