Learn about Microsoft account privacy and Microsoft account security in this free lesson.
In addition to privacy, you should consider account security. A secure account is one that is difficult for someone else to access but easy for you to access, even if you've lost your password. You can keep your account secure by changing your password frequently and setting up password recovery information.
If you lose access to your Microsoft account, having password recovery information can help you sign in again. When you signed up for your Microsoft account, you were required to provide a phone number or an alternate email address and answer a security question. Because it's possible to lose access to your alternate email address or forget your security question, we recommend setting additional password recovery information as well.