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Your email password is the key that unlocks your treasure chest of messages and identity documents. So, it’s essential to keep it safe, make it unique, and regularly review whether you need to change it.

This blog post explains whether you need to change your password when your email account transfers to The Messaging Company, how to change your password, and shares some fun facts about popular passwords.

Do I need to change my email password when transferring to The Messaging Company?

No, you can keep your existing password. However, we strongly encourage you to change your password now that your email account is hosted on a different email platform.

    Should I change my email password anyway?

    For years, experts recommended changing your email password regularly, to help protect your email account from security breaches. However, now some experts suggest that if your password is strong and unique, you might not need to change it regularly unless you suspect it has been compromised.

    That said, it is not wise to share passwords between different platforms, so we strongly encourage you to change your password now that your email account is hosted on a different email platform.

    Is my email password strong and unique?

    If your email password contains identifying names, numbers, or places, it might need to be stronger and more unique.

    This list illustrates passwords that are not strong and unique:

    Alt text for image: 10,000 most common passwords, as per the OWASP SecLists Project via Wikipedia

    Source: OWASP SecLists Project via Wikipedia

    For more information about password strength, click here.

    To review the 10,000 most common passwords, click here.

    How can I change my email password in my new webmail?

    It’s easy to change your email password in webmail.

    Here’s how:

    Step-by-step instructions to change your email password

    Step 1: 

    Select the app selector with nine dots    at the top left of your webmail.

    Then, select Settings.

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    Step 2: 

    Select Accounts in the left-side menu. 

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    Step 3: 

    Select CHANGE PASSWORD.

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    Step 4: 

    Enter your current password.

    Enter your new password.

    Select “OK“.

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    Fun facts about popular passwords

    In 2023, the Cybernews Investigation team analysed 15,212,645,925 passwords (only 2,217,015,490 of those were unique) and discovered the following insights about popular passwords:

    Most popular years used in passwords. Data from 2023. Sourced from the Cybernews Investigation team.

    Source: Cybernews

    Most popular years used in passwords. Data from 2023. Sourced from the Cybernews Investigation team.

    Source: Cybernews

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