What are Hotmail’s password requirements?

When you’re creating a new Hotmail password, you might be wondering what the rules and minimum requirements are for your new password.

   Minimum length

Passwords must have at least 8 characters and contain at least two of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

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   Maximum length

There’s a maximum number of 16 characters allowed.

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   Minimum complexity

A password must contain at least two of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

So a password like passwordpit01 would work!

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   Password history

A new password can be the same as a previous one.

   Security tip

Mix up lowercase & uppercase letters, numbers and symbols to create a strong password (instead of a weak one).

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