Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Hotmail Now Includes Full-Session HTTPS Encryption

Hotmail now includes the option to enhance the security of your entire Hotmail session with HTTPS data encryption (via secure socket layers, or SSL).  Until now, only the Hotmail sign-in was fully encrypted.

If you regularly use public computers or insecure wireless connections, HTTPS will help keep your account secure from hackers.

In addition, SkyDrive, Photos, Docs, and Devices pages now all automatically use SSL encryption.  As a result all of your data is transferred over HTTPS.

Important Note:

If you HTTPS for Hotmail, the connections below will not be available:
  • Outlook Hotmail Connector
  • Windows Live Mail
  • The Windows Live application for Windows Mobile (version 6.5 and earlier) and Symbian

To enable HTTPS for your Hotmail inbox, calendar, and contacts, go to https://account.live.com/ManageSSL.

Tip:  If you only need a temporary HTTPS connection, enter "https" in front of the web address instead of "http".

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