The Mail app is the default email client in Windows 10/11. The Mail app not only supports webmail accounts from Microsoft but also supports popular email services like Gmail and Yahoo.
Most users change their email account passwords once in a while for security reasons. When you change your email account password, you also need to update your new password in Windows 10/11 Mail to continue to send and receive new messages.
In this guide, we will see how to update your email account password in the Windows 10/11 Mail app.
Complete the given below instructions to edit, update or change your email account password in Windows 10/11 Mail app.
Method 1 – Update account password for Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN, and Live accounts
Method 2 – Update account password for Gmail & Yahoo Mail
Method 1 of 2
Update or change account passwords for Outlook.com, MSN, Live, and Hotmail accounts
Step 1: Launch the Mail app.
Step 2: Once the Mail app is launched, click on the Settings icon. The Settings or gear icon typically appears in the left pane.
Step 3: Clicking the Settings or Gear icon will open the Settings pane. Here, click Manage accounts to open the Manage accounts section.
Step 4: Click on the email account you want to edit, update, or change the password for. You have multiple email accounts added to the Mail app, please make sure you’re clicking on the correct email account.
Step 5: Clicking on the email account will open the account settings dialog. Click the option labeled Change account settings.
When you click Change account settings, if you’re using Outlook.com, Live, Hotmail, or MSN accounts, Windows 10 Mail will open a webpage for your account where you can change your password.
Step 6: Once your account page is opened in a web browser, click the Change password link.
Step 7: If you’re asked to enter your email account password, enter the same.
Step 8: When you see the following Protect your account screen, enter the linked email account that you used while creating or updating your email account to receive the security code which is required to verify your identity. If you have linked your contact number, you might be able to choose that to receive the security code.
Click Send code button to receive the security code.
Step 9: Enter the security code before clicking the Submit button.
Step 10: Finally, enter your current password, enter your new password, re-enter your new password, and then click the Save button.
Method 2 of 2
Update email account passwords for Gmail, Yahoo! and others
Step 1: Open the Mail app and then click Settings or Gear icon to open the Settings pane.
Step 2: Click Manage Accounts to view all email accounts.
Step 3: Click on your Gmail, Yahoo Mail, or another email account you want to update the password for.
Step 4: Click the Change account settings option, update the password, and then click the Save button to save the updated password. That’s all!
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