Last updated: September 2019
Securing your email account is a critical measure needed to safeguard your online privacy. Defining a strong password and storing it in a password keeping tool is a good first step. It is recommended, however, to proactively change your password periodically to ensure your account stays protected.
This post explains how you can easily reset your Outlook password in Microsoft Office 2016 / 365 /2019. For simplicity, this tutorial assumes that you are using Outlook.com as your mail provider (although this process is applicable when using Yahoo, Gmail or the account provided you by your ISP).
We’ll start by showing how you can modify your Outlook.com settings, and then actually update your desktop edition of Outlook 365 (2019/2016).
Note: this process can be executed not only on your PC, but also for your cellular phone (be it Iphone or Android) as well as tablets (iPads, Android, Fire).
Our next step will be the configure the desktop edition of Outlook (the one installed on your personal computer) to work with the modified password.
Important Note: The procedure we outlined above won’t work when accessing your email through an Exchange Server. In this case, your Windows domain credentials (the ones you use in order to login to your computer) are used to control access to your email. You can set a password to your Offlline folders though.