For security reasons, we recommend you use a password manager to enable yourself to create long, complex passwords and secure them safely. Regardless, passwords can be forgotten, saved wrong (ever copied a password that added an extra space character?), or painful to share if needed (although that should generally be avoided for reasons of accountability).
Regardless of your reason, you can reset your email password through cPanel or Webmail. This article will explain both methods and why each would be helpful.
In this article:
Change Your Email Password in cPanel
Using cPanel is the best method if you have cPanel access or forgot the email account password.
- Log into cPanel.
- Under Mail, click Email Accounts.
- On the right of your email account, click MANAGE.
- Type a new password.
- Click UPDATE EMAIL SETTINGS at the bottom.
Change Your Email Password in Webmail
Using Webmail to change your password is the easiest method for an email account user without cPanel access that is still able to log into the email account.
- Log into Webmail.
- This step applies to those who have changed your default Webmail page.
From Horde, select cPanel Webmail Home at the top.
From Roundcube, select Webmail Home on the left.
- Afterwards, or if you’re on the default Webmail page, click your email account in the upper-right corner, then Password & Security.
- Type a new password and click Save.
If you’re looking to improve your email authentication, consider configuring the following:
- Spam Filters (formerly SpamAssassin) to blacklist accounts identified as sending spam
- Email Filters to automate organizing or forwarding emails within specified folders
- Strengthen overall email authentication (requires cPanel access)