3/31/2015 – Change the Password of an Email Account on cPanel and Webmail
Posted by Jamison on 31 03 2015.
Changing your email account password from time to time is important in order to maximize your email security. If you think that your account has been corrupted or attacked by any form of viruses, hacks, or rats, changing your password can block these attacks from entering your email account again. You can do this in two methods–via cPanel or through your webmail. Here are steps on how to change your password in both ways:
- Login to your cPanel account.
- Go to your Mail area and click on the Email Accounts section.
- Click on the Add/Remove Accounts and look for the email account that you want to change password.
- Click on the Change Password button of the appropriate email account. This will open the Change Mail Account Setting menu so you can make necessary changes.
- Type in the new password in the password box and then re-enter in the Password (again) box. Take note of the strength of your password. It must indicate that your password is strong to reinforce maximum protection. You could also use the Password Generator next to the Strength Meter. This tool generates passwords that include random characters and numbers that are difficult to learn by hackers. Once you are satisfied with your new password, click the Change Password button and you’re done.
- In few seconds, you must receive a confirmation that your password has been successfully changed.
Note: Changing your email account’s password may also need you to change your offline email application. This will let you upload and download files to your account.
If you opt to change password using your webmail, the process is just the same with changing password with any of your email accounts. These steps will you how.
- Login to your webmail.
- Click on the Change Password button.
- Unlike changing the password through cPanel, with Webmail, you may be asked to type in your old password in order to set a new one. This is for security reasons or to let the computer know that you are the real owner of the account. Now in the Password box, enter your new password. Just like any other accounts, you want to make a strong password. You can use or mix random characters, numbers, and capital or small letters to do this.
- Retype the password in the Password (again) box.
- Click on the Change Password and it’s done.
What is a strong password?
If it is harder to guess, then that is strong password. Random letters, numbers, and characters that have nothing in connection to you is also a strong password. Hackers and malicious software applications that are wanting to attack your system will do whatever they can in order to get clues that you would use as your password. And the most common things users write as their password will always have something to do with their birthday, anniversary, name, or anything that is linked with the user’s important life event. Now if hackers knew about these personal information, it is very easy to trace your password. Thus, it is important to always make it original, up-to-date, and random.