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When I log on to Hotmail it goes straight to my in box without my having to type in my password. How do I change that so I have to type in my password to stop other people from being able to access my in box.
Making sure that Hotmail doesn't automatically log you in is critical if it's possible that someone else might walk up and use your computer while you're not looking.
The great news is that it's trivial.
Step 1? Sign Out.
When you're looking at your Hotmail, if you look at the top of the window, you'll see a list of several links, including the .net Sign Out button:
Click on the Sign Out button. It'll log you out, and take you to the MSN home page.
Now, return to Hotmail page, and you'll be required to sign back in:
Don't sign in ... just yet.
Make sure to click Always ask for my e-mail address and password. Now, sign in (in order to make this setting 'stick').
Now sign out again, and you should be good to go.
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