The steps required to change an e-mail password are different for each email system.
When changing email passwords, there are three types of email passwords to consider:
- Passwords in e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Eudora
- Passwords in e-mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange, sendmail, and Postfix
- Passwords in web based e-mail systems such as Microsoft Hotmail and Yahoo Mail
Changing passwords in web based email systems is the easiest, because the e-mail password is only stored in one place – the server.
Changing email passwords in client/server systems requires changing the password on the client and on the server.