How to change your Outlook password

Contents
  1. Forget it? Hate it? Change it!
  2. How to Reset Outlook Password on Mac
  3. How to change your Outlook password on Windows
  4. Why should you change your Outlook password?

Forget it? Hate it? Change it!

Your Outlook account can be one of the most important tools you use every day. Outlook is a complete task management tool, from organizing your calendar to sending email.

What should you do if you forgot your Outlook password? Reset it. Microsoft makes the process simple and straightforward.

The instructions in this article apply to your actual Outlook account. If you need to change your Google or Yahoo email account password, read “How to change your Gmail password” and “How to change your Yahoo password”.

How to Reset Outlook Password on Mac

If you’re using a Mac, changing your Outlook password is quick and easy. First, make sure Outlook is open and ready to use.

  1. With Outlook open, go to the tab instruments

  2. Click bills

  3. In the left pane, highlight the account for which you want to change the password.

  4. In the right pane, select a new password and enter it in the field password

  5. Close the window bills and Outlook will save your password automatically.

How to change your Outlook password on Windows

Changing your Outlook password on Windows is similar to changing your password on a Mac. To get started, open Outlook on your desktop.

  1. Go to File account settings account settings

  2. Select the account you want to change and then select Change

  3. in the window Change account update your password.

  4. Select close to after Outlook has finished testing in your account, select Finished close to

If you’re having trouble accessing services like Xbox Live or Skype, you’ll need to change your actual Microsoft account password.

Why should you change your Outlook password?

It is always a good rule of thumb to change all of your account passwords regularly to prevent detection of theft, fraud and hacking. Your Outlook password connects you to your Outlook email, calendar, and other tasks that contain important information, such as:

  • Credit card and purchase information

  • Addresses and telephones

  • Critical documents such as medical correspondence

  • Password change notifications for social networks and other accounts

Someone who has access to your Outlook account is given access to a lot of information that should be kept under lock and key. To protect yourself, you should change your Outlook password regularly, even if you have not forgotten it.

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