How to change password in Outlook Express?

nicki5, Feb 13, 7:53am
If you've opened one of those virus emails and clicked on the link, what should you do! Change your password in Outlook Express!I've tried to find where to change it but can't see how to. Can anyone help please!

little_egypt, Feb 13, 7:59am
If all you've done is click the link then there's no need to change your password.

If you've been tricked by a fake 'verify your account' page and given them your password, that's a different matter. FIRST you need to call whoever handles your mail and get them to change the password at the server end. Then the next time you start Outlook Express it will be told that the password it's using (the old password) is wrong, and it will prompt you for the new password


king1, Feb 13, 8:02am
ring your ISP, they have to do it from their end - only necessary if you are a telecom customer.
then on your end in OE tools->accounts -> d/click the email account, and change password on the servers tab

nicki5, Feb 13, 8:02am
thanks little_egypt

nicki5, Feb 13, 8:03am
thanks king1

king1, Feb 13, 8:08am
or you can do it yourself http://www.telecom.co.nz/changepassword

nicki5, Feb 13, 8:18am
thanks king1.My parents got one of those emails they showed on the news today, and clicked on the link.
I got one sent to me at work today too, I clicked on the link several times, trying to work out why I'd been sent it!

tigra, Feb 13, 6:56pm
Why do people do this still!.

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