Review or change Outlook Mobile Service account settings

This article explains how to review and make changes to your Outlook Mobile Service account. Changes might occur if you change your account name as it appears in Outlook or your mobile service password, or when you want to further customize your account configuration.

What do you want to do?

Change the name of your Outlook Mobile Service account

Change the password for your Outlook Mobile Service account

Change the name of your Outlook Mobile Service account

  1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

  2. Select the Outlook Mobile Service account that you want to change, and then click Change.

  3. Click More Settings.

  4. Under Account Name, type the name that you want.

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Change the password for your Outlook Mobile Service account

To help keep your system secure, it is a good practice to change your password regularly.

Use strong passwords that combine uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Weak passwords don't mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak password: House27. Passwords should be 8 or more characters in length. A pass phrase that uses 14 or more characters is better. For more information, see Help protect your personal information with strong passwords.

It is critical that you remember your password. If you forget your password, Microsoft cannot retrieve it. Store the passwords that you write down in a secure place away from the information that they help protect.

Note   You should change the password saved in Outlook only after you change the Web Service password for your Outlook Mobile Service account. Follow the instructions provided by your mobile service provider to change your Web Service password.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.

  2. Select the Outlook Mobile Service account that you want to change, and then click Change.

  3. Under Logon Information, in the Password box, type the password that was provided by your mobile service provider or the password that you created.

    Note   You have the option to have Outlook remember your password by selecting the Remember password check box. If you select this option, your account is vulnerable to anyone who has access to your computer.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Close.

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Applies To: Outlook 2007



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