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Password Guidelines for LiveMail

  • The password is case-sensitive.
  • The password can contain uppercase letters and lowercase letters.
  • The password can contain numbers.
  • The password can contain the following ASCII text characters:
    ' ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' > ? , . /
  • The minimum password length is eight characters.
  • The maximum password length is 16 characters.
  • Password restrictions
  • The password can't contain any of the following items:
    • Spaces
    • Non-English characters
    • The character &
    • The character <
    • The account name part of the e-mail address. For example, if the e-mail address is user@contoso.com, the password can't contain user. This restriction isn't case-sensitive. Therefore, USER or User can't be used in the password for user@contoso.com.
    • The answer to the Windows Live ID secret question that helps you reset your password if you forget it. For example, if the Windows Live ID secret question is Mother's birthplace, and Seattle is the answer, the password can't contain Seattle. This restriction isn't case-sensitive. Therefore, SEATTLE or seattle can't
      be used in the password.