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MSN Hotmail actually has three ways to recover your password if you've lost it, but they all require that you have set them up before you run into trouble.
So far I've covered how to change your Hotmail password, and how to change your Hotmail password if you've forgotten it. The last one involves knowing the answer to a "secret question" that you set up when you created your Hotmail account.
But what if you forget that too?
MSN Hotmail actually has three ways to recover your password if you've lost it, but they all require that you have set them up before you run into trouble. They are all simply techniques to assure that you are who you say you are, and not someone trying to hack your account. They are:
So what happens if none of those work?
In short: you are out of luck. Your password cannot be recovered, and you cannot access the contents of your Hotmail account.
And to be extra clear: I cannot recover your password for you.
My suggestion is simple: open up a new mail account, and learn a lesson from everything you've just lost. Configure an alternate email address, or make sure to choose a secret question whose answer you will remember.
Or move to a paid email service with real customer support.
A special note about third party so-called Hotmail password recovery services: most are scams. I've not seen a legitimate one yet and I would avoid them at all costs.