Don't wait for the next story of an email password data breach to hit the headlines. Change your email password now to ensure only you can access your personal communications.

Gmail

  • Head to myaccount.google.com
  • Under Sign-in & security choose ‘Signing into Google’
  • Under Password & sign-in method click on Password
  • Log into your Google account
  • Enter a new password (at least eight characters), then re-enter it and click Change password

Hotmail & Outlook

  • Log into your Hotmail account at outlook.com
  • Click on your name at the top right of the screen
  • Choose View Profile
  • Click Change password next to your email address
  • Microsoft will verify it is you requesting to change your password: enter your email address and click Send code
  • Check your inbox for a code, then enter it in the browser and click Submit
  • Now enter your current password and new password (at least eight characters and case-sensitive), then re-enter the password
  • Click Save

Yahoo Mail

  • Log into your Yahoo Mail account at login.yahoo.com
  • Click on your name at the top right of the screen
  • Choose Account info
  • Select the Account security tab
  • Click on Change password
  • Enter a new password, re-enter it to confirm, then click Continue

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