Will attempting to log into an old account cause it to become blocked?

I recently tried logging into an "ancient" account of mine.  It's been inactive for almost 7 years about and when I tried to log in, it accepted my information but said it looks like someone else is trying to log into my account, and that I need to verify that it is mine.  the secondary email associated with it is also no longer active, but I've been able to successfully change my password twice.  Is there a set amount of time I need to wait to get back into my account?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

You can change the security proofs on the account by clicking on your name from the top right corner of accounts.live.com, and clicking on Account from the drop-down menu. Add a new contact e-mail address or phone number there, and wait 30 days for them to become active. Once they are active, you can use them to verify the account, and get rid of that annoying message! Hope this helps!

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This doesn't work the only message it get says

It looks like someone else might be using your account

To help you—and only you—get back into [live email address here], we need to verify that it's yours.

the only option it gives is to sign out

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Sounds like the account may have been set to inactive, and the only way you are going to be able to set it back up, is to find a way to either re-establish that secondary e-mail address, or go to the password reset page, click on the blue link that says "I can't use any of these options" and fill out the questionnaire there. The Microsoft Account Security Team can help you swap out the proofs if you can prove you own the account.

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I'm in the same position. As soon as you succesfully set a new password does it take you to the page "It looks like someone else might be using your account

To help you—and only you—get back into [live email address here], we need to verify that it's yours." ? BOXTOPS

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i filled the questionnaire out and it allowed me to reset my password. I tried to log back in after doing so and got the same message....it's starting to get a little annoying now.

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