Outlook is a great way to manage your email when you are sitting at your computer. it has a ton of options that make emailing easier, so it’s frustrating when it isn’t working. Therefore it’s helpful to know how to change your password in Outlook 2013 if you have updated it with your email provider.
When you update your password for your email account then you need to change your Outlook password, too, if you have that address set up in the program. Outlook 2013 is not able to update this information automatically if you update it with your email provider, so you will need to change your Outlook password manually.
Fortunately the steps to change an Outlook password only require you to make an adjustment to your Outlook email account settings. Our guide below will show you where to find the location where you can delete the original password and update it with the new one.
How to Change Your Outlook Password in Outlook 2013
- Open Outlook.
- Click File.
- Choose Account Settings, then Account Settings again.
- Select the email account and click Change.
- Enter your new password then click Next.
Our article continues below with more information on changing your password in Outlook 2013, including pictures for these steps.
How to Change Your Outlook Password in Outlook 2013 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps below were performed in Outlook 2013. Once completed, Outlook will run a test to ensure that the new settings are correct. If the test is not able to complete correctly and you are sure that you entered the password correctly, then it’s possible that it has to do with a security setting on your email account.
The specific things that you can check will vary depending on your provider, but are often related to app-specific password, or multi-factor authentication. Additionally, email accounts hosted with Yahoo have a setting that may be blocking Outlook. You can read their support article on how to resolve that issue.
Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Account Settings button, then click the Account Settings option from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Select the email account whose password you wish to update, then click the Change button.
Step 4: Delete the current value in the Password field, enter the new password, then click the Next button. Outlook will then confirm that it is able to communicate with your email provider.
Would you like Outlook to check for new emails more often? Adjust the send and receive frequency and have the program check for and send new messages as often as you would like.
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