How to disable Hotmail automatic login on Windows
In 2015, Windows 10 was introduced along with Microsoft Passport allowing users to access email, MS Office, One Drive using one account and single sign-in. This offers convenience and fast login to users. And if you choose to save your password when you log into your account, you won't have to enter your password whenever you launch the program. However, unauthorized users may easily access your emails when you turn on the automatic login. Follow our steps below to disable the automatic login for Hotmail or Outlook on Windows.
How to disable Hotmail/Outlook automatic login
Disable "Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant"
If you disable this service, you will also automatically turn off the automatic login on all accounts in Microsoft Passport including One Drive, MS Office, etc.
- Click Start, type msconfig, and press Enter.
- In the Services tab, find Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant.
- Uncheck the checkbox next to it.
- Click Apply and click OK.
- Restart your computer.
Delete browser cookies and cached data
Cookies are designed to store user's information and specific data to clients and websites. By deleting the Browser Cookies and cached data, you can disable the automatic login to websites and accounts.
To clear cache and cookies in Chrome:
Step 1: Open Chrome.
Step 2: Click at the top right.
Step 3: Click More Tools and select Clear browsing data.
Step 4: Click the box next to Time range and select All time from the drop-down menu.
Step 5: Remember to check Cookies and other site data, Cached images and files, Passwords, and Autofill form data.
Step 6: Click Clear Data at the bottom right.
Disable the "Remember me" or "Keep me signed in" option
When you log into your Outlook account, there will be a box that says Keep me signed in. You can sign out and sign in again to uncheck that box to disable the setting.
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