Although Outlook is a secure and reliable email platform, however as a user, you must also ensure the security of your account all the time. As email services are always the hotspots for hackers, it is important to keep your account secure by making use of different security measures offered in Outlook. Creating a weak and easy-to-guess password is the most common reasons that make your account vulnerable to online threats. Therefore it suggested creating a strong and complex password for your account. Make a combination alpha-numeric along with special characters to make it difficult for hackers to intrude your account. Below we have provided step-by-step instructions on how to change your password in Outlook.com.
If you have changed the password for your account on an internet email account like Gmail or Outlook.com, then you will need to change the password in Outlook in order to access it. You can do this by following these steps:
1.) Open Outlook on your computer and go to File > Account Settings.
2.) Click on the Account Settings option again and select the account for which you wish to change the password.
3.) Click on the Change option and enter your new password in the provided field.
4.) Then, click “Next” and then “Finish” to complete the process.
If you are looking to change the password for your Outlook data (.pst) file, you will need to follow the steps mentioned below:
1.) Launch Outlook and right-click on your Mail account. From the menu that appears on the screen, select Data File Properties option.
2.) Click on the “Advanced” option and select Change Password.
3.) Enter your current password and then your new password in the prompted fields.
4.) Once entered, click on the OK button.
NOTE: You can select the checkbox next to “Save this password in your password list” if you want.
5.) When done, exit out of all the windows.
Changing Password for Exchange Account
If you are looking to change the password for your Exchange account, you will need to contact your Exchange Administrator and seek appropriate assistance.
So, this is how you can change the password for your Outlook account.
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