How to Change Your POP3 Password

by Laurianna Callaghan

Post Office Protocol version 3, POP3, is a protocol used by email providers. Email is provided by Web hosts and Internet Service Providers. Once the password has been changed from the provider's interface, it also needs to be synchronized from your computer's email program. Changing passwords for the most widely used providers is a relatively simple process, requiring just a few steps.

GoDaddy Email Account

Log into the GoDaddy Web-based email account.

Click "Settings" and select "Personal Settings." Click on the "Password" tab, if necessary.

Type in the current password, new password, and then type in the new password again for confirmation. Click the "OK" button.

Open Microsoft Outlook. Click "Tools" and select "Menu Settings." Highlight the POP3 account and select the "Change" button.

Under the "Logon Information" title, delete the stars inside of the "Password" box and type the new email password. Click the "Next" button and then click the "Finish" button.

RoadRunner Email Account

Open an Internet browser. Navigate to the Road Runner "Password Tool."

Click the "I know my Road Runner e-mail password and I want to change it" link

Type in the email address and click the "Submit" button. Answer the security question and click the "Reset Password" button.

Open Microsoft Outlook. Click "Tools" and select "Menu Settings." Highlight the POP3 account and select the "Change" button.

Under the "Logon Information" title, delete the stars inside of the "Password" box and type the new eight-digit email password. Click the "Next" button and then click the "Finish" button.

Yahoo Email Account

Sign into Yahoo from the main page.

Click the down arrow next to your name and select the "Account Info" link. It may be necessary to log in a second time.

Click the "Change Your Password" link. Enter the current password and then enter the new password twice. Click the "Save" button.

Open Microsoft Outlook. Click "Tools" and select "Menu Settings." Highlight the POP3 account and select the "Change" button.

Under the "Logon Information" title, delete the stars inside of the "Password" box and type the new eight-digit email password. Click the "Next" button and then click the "Finish" button.

Tips

  • check Each email provider has instructions on how to change the email password. Navigate to their Web page and search their help system for specific instructions or call the customer service desk.
  • check HTTP email such as Hotmail and Gmail have browser-based interfaces that allow user to change their email password.

Warning

  • close When inside a corporate firewall of a company that runs Exchange Server, there is an option to directly change the email password from Microsoft Outlook Web Application.

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About the Author

Based in Irving, Texas, Laurianna Callaghan has been writing technical documentation and courseware since 1995. Callaghan received certification as a Certified Network Engineer in 1999. Currently, she attends college in North Texas and is working on her bachelor's degree.