When you register a new account on the Hotmail website, you will need to come up with a strong password. In the password you can use uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and other symbols. The minimum password length is eight symbols. Do not use passwords from other sites. Avoid combinations of consecutive characters: "abcd1234", "qwerty" or the words like "password". When you enter simple passwords, you will receive a message stating that the password is not reliable enough. It will be better if you write down and save your hotmail login and password in your notebook.