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To enable 2-step authentication/verification:

  1. Go to the website and log in.

  2. Select the gear icon.

  3. Go to Options > Account details (top of the list). You may be asked to sign in.

  4. After the page has opened, select Security & Privacy, go to More Security Settings, scroll down and select Set up two-step verification.

  5. You'll have the option to confirm your identity via email, phone or the Microsoft account App. After you've completed this step, you'll need to use an app-specific password to log in via the Outlook App.

  6. Under Security & Privacy > More Security Settings, scroll down and select Create a new app password. Use the newly generated password to log in.

See the image below showing where to go in Security & Privacy.

Shows the "Security & privacy" menu option selected, and on the page, the "More security settings" option is circled.

Find more information on 2-step authentication with other accounts:

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