For some reason if you don't select a strong password for hotmail then it's a target for spammers as it is Microsoft I think. Create a password with letters, upper and lower case, digits and symbols that are accepted. Example: Mhall,ll,ll,Mhall,wfwwas.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.
Easy to remember but make it a personal poem.