To help protect your Microsoft account from fraud or abuse, we temporarily block it when we detect spam or other fraudulent activity.
To unblock your account go to https://account.live.com and sign in to your blocked account. You can enter a phone number to request that a security code be sent to you via text message, or if your phone doesn’t support texting, via an automated phone call.
After you've entered the security code, you'll need to change your password to complete the unblocking process. Make sure you create a strong, unique password to help keep your account secure. You can use our password checker to test the strength of your new password before you use it.
The quickest way to get your account unblocked is online, by requesting and then entering a code. If you haven't tried unblocking your account online, we recommend you start there.
If you haven't received your security code to the phone number you entered, try again or try a different number by clicking I don't have a code. You'll have another opportunity to request a code.
If you're requesting a text, use a phone number that accepts text messages.
If your code doesn’t work, make sure that you enter the numbers in the body of the message, and not the numbers in the header.
If you can’t unblock your account with the security code and changing your password, customer support can still help you get your account back. To contact customer support, you’ll need to sign in to your account, and fill out an online form. Provide as much information as you can to help us verify your identity. We take your account security seriously and need these details to help us prevent hackers from accessing your account. You’ll need to provide an alternative email address which a Microsoft customer service representative will use to contact you within 24 hours.
Once your account has been unblocked, you can get more information about how to help protect your account.
There might be an problem at our end. You haven’t lost any emails, but we’ll need to get your account information to resolve the problem. Get more help with this problem.
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