How to Change the Password on Microsoft Outlook

By Jason Artman

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most common business email clients. If you have recently begun work at a business that uses Microsoft Outlook, you may be wondering how to accomplish certain basic functions such as changing a password, as the menu option for doing so likely differs from the web mail account that you may be using at home. This article discusses the steps needed to change an email password in Microsoft Outlook.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Outlook

Step 1

Click "Tools" in Outlook, then click "Account Settings."

Step 2

Click the "E-mail" tab if it is not already on top. Click the email account that you would like to change the password for, then click "Change."

Step 3

Click inside the "Password" box, and type the new password for the email account. Click the "Remember password" box if you would like Outlook to remember your password.

Step 4

Click the "More Settings" button if you a different password for your outgoing email server than for the incoming server. If you use the same password for incoming and outgoing mail, skip to Step 6.

Step 5

Click the "Outgoing Server" tab. Type the new password for the outgoing mail server, and optionally, click the "Remember password" box. Click "OK."

Step 6

Click "Next," then click "Finish" to save your settings.

Tips & Warnings

  • Changing the password for an email account in Microsoft Outlook does not change the password on the server. If you change a password in Outlook to one that does not match what is stored on your email provider's server, you will lose access to your email until the password is changed back. If you need to change your email password, contact your email or Internet Service Provider for help with changing the password on the server before changing it in Outlook.