Change or update your email password

Applies for: Outlook for Office 365, Outlook for Office 365 for Mac, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Office for business, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2016 for Mac.

There are two locations where you can edit or update your email account password: in Outlook and with your email provider (for example, Office 365, Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, or Xfinity). You might have to change your password at one or both areas.

Why are there two places to change my password?

Two things are required before accessing your email.

  1. An email account alongside an email service, like Office 365, Gmail, iCloud, or a corporate Exchange server.
  2. A programme which displays your email messages and facilitates you to read, reply to, and manage these email messages.

When you change your email account password, you first change your password with your email provider, then update the password stored in Outlook.

When should I change my password with my email provider?

Change your password in the following circumstances:

  • You suspect someone has stolen or hacked your email account password
  • Your email provider has given you a password reset link
  • You forgot your email account password

Change your password with your email provider

Read the following sections for instructions on changing your email account password for numerous leading email providers. Contact your admin or the email provider’s help desk, if your email account provider isn’t shown.

Change your Office 365 email password

Change your Office 365 password

Change your password

Change your password in

Change your Gmail password

  1. Go to the Gmail website.
  1. Select your picture in the upper right corner of the screen, then click My Account.
  1. Press Sign-in & security.
  1. Scroll down to Signing in to Google. From here you can update your password and then click App passwords to create a distinct password to type into Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, and Outlook 2010. Gmail mandates the two-factor authentication feature and an app password to check your email in Outlook. For further information, see Set up two-factor authentication for Gmail.

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