You’ve got a new job, where Outlook is needed to communicate via mails. Your manager has provided you with an Outlook account and has instructed you to access your Outlook settings and set a new password so that only you can access your emails .You haven’t used Outlook before and you need help in changing the password. In this article, you will learn how to change your password by modifying your Outlook settings.
Why should you change the password?
Security experts recommend that you change the password at least once in three months. How frequently users should change their password depends on the user’s Internet usage and what websites they access. With the rise in Internet crimes, changing your password is the only safe option from hackers. By modifying these Outlook settings, you should easily be able to change the password.
Steps to change your password using Outlook settings
Click the “Tools” menu located at the top of the window and then choose the “account settings” menu. In order to identify the email account, enter your info in the “Name” column. Once that is done, click the “Change” button in Outlook settings and the “Change Email Account” window will open. Then you’ll have to remove any text or asterisks in the “Password” box and type the password of your choice. To avoid confusion with your Outlook settings, it’s better to use the same password for both your incoming and outgoing mail servers. Click “Next” and “Finish”.
After that, click the “More settings” button in the bottom right corner of the window. Select the tab labeled “Outgoing server”. Then, click the “Log on using” radio button, in case you have different passwords for incoming and outgoing mail.
The final step is to enter your new password in the box labeled “Password”. Click “Ok” and then click “Next” and “Finish” to save your Outlook settings.
Yippee, you’ve finally changed your password
Changing the password wasn’t that difficult after all. By modifying these Outlook settings, you’ve removed your default password and replaced it with a new password.