Why do I need to verify my email address?

When you sign up for a Microsoft account or add an email address to your account, we automatically send a request to that email for you to verify that we have the right address. To finish the process, just follow the verification link in the email.

If you need a new verification link, here’s how to get it:

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft account website, and go to the Your info section.
  2. Select Manage how you sign in to Microsoft.
  3. Select Verify next to the email address, and then Send me verification email.


Article ID: 10641 - Last Review: 13 Feb 2017 - Revision: 13