How many times have you heard about a celebrity, politician or even friends and family who have their e-mail accounts hacked? Don’t be the next victim!
There are two ways to protect your e-mail:
1. Choose a difficult password
2. Change your password on a regular basis
In this article, I will show you how to change the password on your Microsoft Exchange e-mail account.
If your company has a security policy to change your password on a regular basis, you’re all set to remember – if not, add a recurring reminder to your calendar to change your e-mail password about once every 90 days.
To change your password, log into your web-mail account (NOT in Outlook!) using your Internet Explorer browser (if you use another browser, you may not see all the options listed below).
If you don’t know what your web-mail address is, (in Microsoft Outlook 2010) go to the “File” tab on the menu ribbon. Select the Account you wish to modify in the drop down menu under the “Account Information” banner on the Info sub-tab. The web-mail address should be listed next to the “Account Settings” button next to your picture (see text in red in picture below).
When you load the web-mail address in your browser, you will get a login screen. Enter your e-mail (or sometimes domain\username) and password and press the “Sign In” button.
In the top right corner, select “Change Your Password…” from the Options menu.
Enter your current & new password & click “Save”. Again, please note: you may not see the “Save” button unless you are using Internet Explorer as your browser. The Outlook Web App does not play nice with non-Microsoft browsers…
The next time Outlook tries to connect to the server, it will ask you to log in using your new password.
That’s all folks!