How to check if anyone else has logged into your Microsoft account

Security is a major concern for everyone, particularly online. Facebook users will be familiar with the idea of being warned whenever a login is made from an unknown device or from an unusual location. If you use a Microsoft account to access the likes of Outlook.com and other online services, it is possible to keep an eye on the activity that has been taking place in your account so you can spot anything suspicious.

Fire up your favorite web browser and pay a visit to your Microsoft account. Log into your account with your username and password. To the left hand side of the page click the Recent activity link.

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If you have set up the security measure, you will be sent a text message containing a code and you need to type this in order to proceed.

You will then be shown a list of activity in your account. You will be able to see when your account was accessed, and based on time and location you will be able to determine whether anyone else has been accessing your account.

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Should you spot any activity that does not seem to relate to you, click the This wasn’t me button. You will then be guided through the process of changing your password as a security measure.

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