Tips to change password in Windows® Mail
What are the different ways that can be employed for changing password in Windows Mail? Mentions tips to troubleshoot issues that may arise during the process.
Windows Mail is an email client from Microsoft that comes with better ways to manage emails. It comes with features that provide better security. Email accounts that use POP and IMAP protocols are supported by and can be added to Windows Mail. Filters for blocking unwanted spam and phishing emails constitute the security features of Windows Mail. The rich editing tools and pre-designed stationary in ‘Compose’ mail makes better and creative ways for composing emails. It also comes with fast searching tools allowing the users to search and find emails better than before. It allows the users to flag emails. User defined filters can be configured in Windows Mail that redirects the specific emails to corresponding folders.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to know the ways to change password in Windows Mail:
- Need of changing password
- Methods for changing password
- Issues while changing password
Need of changing password
Password authentication is the basic and popularly used authentication in Windows Mail. It is necessary to change this password because your Inbox will contain vital information that you don’t want to share. It is possible to track your passwords by hacking techniques or by other malicious programs. If someone else knows your password then they can easily access your personal data. So, it is wise to change your password frequently. Experts suggest that passwords should be changed at least once in three months.
Methods for changing password
Changing password in Windows Mail is simple. First, login with your Windows Mail username and password. Go to ‘Tools’, then ‘Accounts’ and then click on the account you wish to change the password. After that click on ‘Properties’ and select ‘Servers’ tab. Type a new password in the textbox near the label 'Password' and click ‘OK’. The password you just typed has been allotted as the new password for your account.
It is necessary to provide your old password while changing your password. It should be provided either at the moment you change the password or you need to login using your old password. If you forgot your old password, then you won’t be able to change your password. To fix this issue, certain password recovery tools are now available in the market. These tools help you to recover the password in Windows Mail. After knowing the old password you can successfully change your password.
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