Increase Security by Changing Your Email Password

Corinne Cain

Creation Director at AndiSites Inc.
Corinne is Creation Director at AndiSites. She writes about website administration, project organization, health, and happiness.
Corinne Cain

Tighten Up on Email Security

Ring in the new year by taking a few easy steps to increase your website’s security, starting with your email account. It only takes a few minutes of your time, and it’s always better to be safe than wish you had!

NOTE:  The following instructions apply to hosting accounts with cPanel and WebMail (the systems used by most web hosts).  Contact your hosting provider for instructions if they use Plesk or another control panel system.

 

Follow these steps to change your email account password for a single account via Webmail (for individuals):

Step 1:

Go to your Webmail login (usually www.yourdomain.com/webmail).

 

Step 2:

Log into Webmail with your email address and password.

 

Step 3:

Click the “Change Password” icon/link.  You can come up with your own new password or use the “Generate Password” feature for something really strong.

Save by clicking the “Change Password” button after entering your new password, and you’re done!

 

Follow these steps to change your email account password for a single or multiple accounts via cPanel (for email administrators):

 

Step 1:

Go to your cPanel login (usually www.yourdomain.com/cpanel).  If you’re hosted with our partner, SiteGround, you can also get to cPanel via your User Area by logging in with your username and password; clicking on the “My Accounts” tab at the top of page; then clicking the red “Go to cPanel” button at the top of the page.

 

Step 2:

Log into cPanel with your cPanel user name and password. This will be different than your hosting account username and password in most cases.

 

Step 3:

Under the “Mail” menu, click on “Email Accounts” (the envelope icon).

 

Step 4:

Click on “Change Password” to the right of an email account in the list.  You can come up with your own new password or use the “Generate Password” feature for something really strong.

Save by clicking the “Change Password” button after entering your new password, and you’re done!

 

Or, if you just don’t have time for this kind of thing…

Let AndiSites do it for you!  Our WordPress Support Plans include time that can be used for email and hosting administration, including password changes and other cPanel tasks.

Back to Blog