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How to Change an Email Password

The process of changing emails is different depending upon the type of email client you use. Your email client might be Web-based with your browser serving as the email client, or you may be using an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Eudora. In any case, the process for changing your password will be different across many platforms.

How to Change an Email Password

Since there are many different types of email clients we will focus on the ones that are the most widely used.

  • Web-based Yahoo Mail: To change your password in Yahoo mail, log into your account with your existing username and password. Click on "options" in the upper right hand corner of your screen and then select "Account Information" from the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Yahoo will ask you to sign in again with your existing password. Once you have signed in simply select "Change Your Password" from the left hand side of the screen and the program will walk you through changing your password.
  • Web-based Hotmail: To change your password in Hotmail, log into your account using your existing username and password. Select "My Account" on the right hand side of the screen. Hotmail will ask you to verify your account by signing in again. When you reach the "Account Summary" click on "Change" next to your current password. When prompted, provide your old password and then enter your new password. Re-type the password to confirm that it is correct and then click "Save."
  • Microsoft Outlook Email Client: To change your password in the Microsoft Outlook email client, click on "Tools" on the main toolbar in Outlook and then select "Email Accounts" from the menu. Place a check mark in the box next to "View or Change Existing Email Accounts" and then click "Next." Select the email account for which you want to change the password and then type in your new password under "Logon Information." Click on "Next" and then click "Finish."
  • Microsoft Exchange: Since Microsoft Exchange is an e-mail server, keep in mind it is necessary to change the password in your email client and on the server. To change your password in Microsoft Exchange press the Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard and then press the Delete key. When the new window appears, click on "Change Password" and then enter your username. Choose the domain for which you want to change your password and then enter your old password. When prompted, enter your new password and then re-type the password to confirm and then click "OK." Make sure your password matches for both the email client and the email server otherwise you will not receive your mail.
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