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How do I remove a password from Windows 10 mail?

Answer

  1. Open Settings and choose Accounts.
  2. Click Sign-in options on the left sidebar, and under Password.
  3. click the Change button. Type your current password for security, then leave all the fields for the new password blank. Hit the Finish button and your password is gone.

To remove a password from Windows 10 mail, open the mail app and click the three-dot icon in the top right.

From there, select Settings and then Accounts.

At this point, you will be prompted to sign into your Microsoft account before continuing further. So enter your credentials if needed and press Sign In. This is where you can change passwords to other Microsoft services as well such as Outlook.com or Xbox Live login details for example. First up though, we need to remove that pesky password from the Windows 10 mail app! So once you’re signed in, go ahead and click Manage Account under Outlook Mail heading. Here’s how it should look: Not much here…wait a minute! There’s an option to remove the password, which means we have a winner! So click Remove Account Password and then confirm by clicking Next. Regardless of your response, you will be prompted to enter your account password one last time. But after that’s done, you’ll no longer need it when accessing Windows 10 mail from a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox.


Some users may need to sign out and back in again for it to work properly. And if not, just create a new Microsoft Account if so or try the steps outlined below:

How do I change my Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings in Windows 8?

In order to change your mail settings on the computer running Windows 8 follow these simple instructions:

Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings charm

Click Change PC Settings which will then take you to the main PC settings menu.

From here, scroll down and click Mail, Calendar, People under System heading. This is where you can configure your email account in Windows 8. For example: If you have more than one email account setup on your device (Windows 8 computer), the new mail icon will appear in your taskbar at the bottom of your screen, next to a bell icon that indicates that there are unread emails waiting for you. You can double-click this icon or left click it and select Show All New Mail from its context menu to view all unread messages in individual folders.

How do I change my Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings in Windows 7?

Follow these steps to change your mail settings on the computer running Windows 7:

Click Start and then click Control Panel. Click User Accounts and Family Safety category, followed by clicking User Accounts. Press the Change Your Password button located at the bottom of the left pane. Type in your current password in the Current Password box and type in a new password into both New Password and Confirm Password boxes. Click OK for Windows to confirm that you’d like to remove the old password from your account. You will see a confirmation message that says “Your password has been successfully changed.”

After going through this process, any time you log into an application or website that previously required your Windows Live ID password, you will now be prompted for your new email account password.

NOTE: If your Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings are not configured on a computer running Windows 7, you will instead receive the following message if you attempt to open it from within a web browser: “Unable to connect to E-mail provider.” In this case, follow these steps in order to configure access correctly:

Press the Windows key + I to open PC Settings. Click Change PC Settings and then select Users from under the System heading. Select Add A User Account. Type in an appropriate name into the New Account Name field and click Create Account. Click Yes after being prompted with a confirmation message asking whether or not you’d like to create the new account.

After creating your new user account, click over to E-mail And Other Accounts category and click Add An Account button under Other Accounts heading. Select the email service provider that you wish to use from among those listed (including Windows Live) and follow any additional onscreen instructions in order to create a new email account using that particular service.

In other words, if you don’t already have an email account setup on the computer running Windows 7, then one will need to be created before moving forward with the rest of these steps:

How do I change my Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings in Windows Vista?

Follow these steps in order to change your mail settings on the computer running Windows Vista:

Click Start and then click Control Panel. Click User Accounts And Family Safety category, followed by clicking User Accounts. Press the Change Your Password button located at the bottom of the left pane. Type in your current password in the Current Password box and type in a new password into both New Password and Confirm Password boxes. Click OK for Windows to confirm that you’d like to remove the old password from your account. You will see a confirmation message that says “Your password has been successfully changed.”

After going through this process, any time you log into an application or website that previously required your Windows Live ID password, you will now be prompted for your new email account password.

NOTE: If your Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings are not configured on a computer running Windows Vista, you will instead receive the following message if you attempt to open it from within a web browser: “Unable to connect to E-mail provider.” In this case, follow these steps in order to configure access correctly:

Press the Windows key + I to open PC Settings. Click Control Panel Home Page under the Appearance And Personalization heading. Under User Accounts, click Manage Another Account and then select Computer Administrator. Type in an appropriate name into the New Account Name field and press Create Account button when prompted with a confirmation message asking whether or not you’d like to create the new account. Follow any additional onscreen instructions for creating your new user account (including your computer’s username and password).

After creating your new user account, click over to E-mail And Other Accounts category and click Add An Account button under Other Accounts heading. Select the email service provider that you wish to use from among those listed (including Windows Live) and follow any additional onscreen instructions in order to create a new email account using that particular service.

In other words, if you don’t already have an email account setup on the computer running Windows Vista, then one will need to be created before moving forward with the rest of these steps:

How do I change my Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings in Windows XP?

Follow these steps in order to change your mail settings on the computer running Windows XP:

Click Start and then click Control Panel. Click User Accounts And Family Safety category, followed by clicking User Accounts. Press the Change Your Password button located at the bottom of the left pane. Type in your current password in the Current Password box and type in a new password into both New Password and Confirm Password boxes. Click OK for Windows to confirm that you’d like to remove the old password from your account. You will see a confirmation message that says “Your password has been successfully changed.”

After going through this process, any time you log into an application or website that previously required your Windows Live ID password, you will now be prompted for your new email account password.

NOTE: If your Windows Mail (Windows Live Mail) settings are not configured on a computer running Windows XP, you will instead receive the following message if you attempt to open it from within a web browser: “Unable to connect to E-mail provider.” In this case, follow these steps in order to configure access correctly:

Press the Start button and then click Control Panel. Click User Accounts And Family Safety category, followed by clicking User Accounts. Press the Add A New Account link under Other Accounts heading (or just directly press Create New Account button). Select Computer Administrator and type in an appropriate name into the New Account Name field. Type in your computer’s username as well as its password for this new account when prompted with a confirmation message asking whether or not’d like to create the new account. Follow any additional onscreen instructions for creating your new user account.

After creating your new user account, click over to E-mail And Other Accounts category and click Add An Account button under Other Accounts heading. Select the email service provider that you wish to use from among those listed (including Windows Live) and follow any additional onscreen instructions in order to create a new email account using that particular service.

In other words, if you don’t already have an email account setup on the computer running Windows XP, then one will need to be created before moving forward with the rest of these steps:

How do I change my Mail settings in Mac OS X?

This section applies specifically to Mail users running Mac OS X 10.5 or later and who also want to remove Windows Live Mail from being recognized as the primary email application. Follow these steps in order to change your mail settings on Mac:

Click the Apple menu located at the upper left of your screen, followed by clicking System Preferences. Click Internet Accounts icon (located near the middle of your screen). Select Mail (or whatever online account you use) in the list menu under Internet Account heading, then click Configure button. Click Microsoft Exchange option if available. If not available, click Add Other Account and follow additional onscreen prompts in order to add an additional account including one for Windows Live Mail (via IMAP or POP3). After creating this new account, select it and click Done.

Please Note : The above instructions may have been completed already if you previously setup Mail to use an online account other than Hotmail, Windows Live or another Microsoft service. If not, then please refer back to How do I add a new email account on my computer? for more details.

Follow these steps in order to change your mail settings on the Mac computer:

Click the Apple menu located at the upper left of your screen, followed by clicking System Preferences. Click Internet Accounts icon (located near the middle of your screen). Select Mail (or whatever online account you use) in the list menu under Internet Account heading, then click Add button on lower right side. Checkmark Microsoft Exchange option if available. If not, checkmark Other Account and follow additional onscreen prompts in order to add an additional account including one for Windows Live Mail (via IMAP). After creating this new account, select it and click Done.

Unfortunately, if you receive the following message when attempting to change your mail settings on Mac OS X: “Unable to connect to E-mail provider.”

In that case, follow these steps in order to correct your problem:

Click the Apple menu located at the upper left of your screen followed by clicking System Preferences. Click Internet Accounts icon (located near the middle of your screen). Select Mail (or whatever online account you use) in the list menu under Internet Account heading, then click Add button on lower right side. Choose Exchange from the list of available services then click Create Account. Select Microsoft Exchange option if available or choose Other account and follow any additional onscreen prompts in order to add Windows Live Mail (via IMAP) as an account. After creating this new account, select it and click Done.

Remove/Uninstall Windows Live Mail from Mac OS X Applications Folder

Once you’ve successfully changed your Mac’s mail settings in order to prevent Windows Live Mail (WLM) from being recognized as the default email service provider, the next step is removing WLM so that you won’t accidentally open it again once these steps are completed:

If using a Mac dock (as shown below), click and hold the icon for Apple Mail, followed by dragging it to your trash can. This will cause WLM’s entry in Applications folder to disappear:

If not using a Mac dock (as shown below), simply drag Windows Live Mail out of Applications folder, drop it onto your desktop then move it into the trash can:

By now you are probably wondering what happened to your emails and contacts that were stored within Windows Live Mail application? Fortunately, this is quickly remedied by following these steps when using IMAP email account:

Open Apple Mail from the Dock or LaunchPad Click File menu at top left corner of your screen followed by selecting Add Account… Select Microsoft Exchange option if available or choose Other Account and follow additional onscreen prompts in order to add account for Windows Live Mail (via IMAP). After creating this new account, select it and click Done.

Please Note : If you use POP3 email account, then please refer back to How do I add a new email account on my computer? since we will be performing additional steps once we’ve made our way through the remainder of the tutorial.

How do I remove a password from Windows 10 mail?

Open Settings and choose Accounts.
Click Sign-in options on the left sidebar, and under Password.
click the Change button. Type your current password for security, then leave all the fields for the new password blank. Hit the Finish button and your password is gone.

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