Change Password for Windows Live Mail

Easily and Quickly to Change Password for Windows Live Mail

Apr. 30, 2015 11:23 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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How do I Change My Password in Windows Live Mail?

"I used Windows 7 and Win Live Mail. From time to time I get an error message when attempting to sign on: Password not recognized or words to that effect. How do I change the password so I can get in?"

Windows Live mail will keep using the last password you offered, regardless of what you may have changed at the email provider's level. Therefore, if you have changed your account password later on, Windows Live Mail will not accept your user/password. Here in this post, we will explain how to change password for Windows Live Mail at the account level.

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Steps to Change Password in Windows Live Mail

The following are the detailed steps about how you can change your Windows Live Mail password. It is quite simple and easy-to-follow.

  • Step 1: Open Windows Live Mail. When you enter it, press "Alt" on your keyboard to display the menus.
  • Step 2: Click on Tools menu and then select "Accounts". After that, you will see the "Accounts" dialogue, which lists all your email accounts.
  • Step 3: Choose the account whose password you want to change, and then click on "Properties".
  • Step 4: When the account's properties open, you can click on "Server".
  • Step 5: Under the "Mail Server" section, type a new password in the "Password". Check or uncheck the "Remember password" as you want.

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  • Step 6: Once you change your password successfully, click on "OK" to apply the new settings. Then, click on "Close" to return to Windows Live Mail.

Extra info:

Windows Live Mail is a freeware email client from Microsoft. It is the successor to Outlook Express on Windows XP and Windows Mail on Windows Vista.

Windows Live Mail includes spam protection and security features. It also enables you to read RSS feeds. In addition, Windows Live Mail lets you check emails from your Hotmail account.

Windows live mail password location

Windows Live Mail stores all the account information including passwords at:

[Windows 7/Windows 8]
C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\

Each account is stored in a .oeaccount file in separate folder within location mentioned above. The file is stored in XML format and passwords are found within the tags such as HTTPMail_Password2, POP3_Password2, IMAP_Password2, SMTP_Password2 etc.

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