Top three Ways to Change Passwords in Outlook

Siddharth Rawat Siddharth Rawat Published On - 13 Aug 2019

Changing your Outlook passwords on a regular basis is required these days due to the increasing incidents of data breaches. Security professionals recommend changing your password every 30, 60 or 90 days. Most of the offices around the globe follow this suggestion and ask their employees to comply with it.

In this blog post, we are going to discuss ways to change MS Outlook password as Outlook is the most preferred and trusted email client around the globe.

If you are thinking of updating profile passwords in Outlook, then you must change it in the following places:

  1. Email account with an email provider (Office 365, Gmail, iCloud, Exchange server, etc.)
  2. A desktop utility such as MS Outlook

It is to note that changing your password in the Outlook desktop client doesn’t change your email provider password. Hence, you must first change or update your password with your email provider. Here we are providing the ways to change your Outlook password.

Change your MS Outlook client password

  • If you are using Office 365 with monthly updates:
    1. In Outlook, choose File -> Account Settings -> Update Password.
    2. Update the password or app password and then click ‘OK.’
  • If you’re an Office 365 subscriber with semi-annual updates or you have Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, or 2010, or purchased Outlook as a standalone application:
    1. Go to File ->Info -> Account Settings -> Manage Profiles
    2. Manage Profiles

    3. Next, click on ‘Email Accounts’
    4. Email Accounts

    5. In the newly opened dialog window, click on the ‘Email’ tab and then click on the ‘Change’ button.
    6. Change emails

    7. In the ‘Change Account’ window, go to the ‘Logon information’ section and hit ‘Next.’
    8. Logon information

    9. Now, wait for the tasks to complete. Once the Tasks are checked in green, exit the window by clicking on the ‘Close’ button.
    10. Close the process

Change your Outlook.com password

If you are using Outlook.com as your email provider, then follow the steps outlined below to change the password.

  1. After logging into your Outlook.com account, go to the ‘Security’ Page and click ‘Change my password’ under ‘Password Security’ on the dashboard.
  2. Password Security

  3. Next, you are prompted to enter your current password and then to provide a new password, after that Reenter the new password. Hit on ‘Save’ to proceed.
  4. Reenter the new password

So that’s how you change your Outlook.com password

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Conclusion

In this blog post, we have discussed the top three ways to change the passwords in Outlook. The first two ways are quite straightforward but setting a new password is not as easy as it sounds. Hence, we recommend Kernel Outlook Password Recovery. Apart from the other impressive features, it can quickly Change & recover Outlook PST password which are already password protected. This feature comes in handy when you have forgotten or lost the password of PST files.