How to change an Exchange Password?

#1
After I installed the beta-version of Windows8 on my desktop, I used the mail-App to make a connection with my exchange-account. Once every six months I have to change the password of this exchange-account. Now I don't seem to be able to make changes in the existing account within Windows8. How can I make changes in an existing mailaccount in Windows8?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Interesting question and unfortunately I do not have an exchange account to test.
Have you tried editing the password from within the windows 8 control panel
Open control panel change the View by: (top right corner) to small icons
Select the Mail icon
Then the E-mail Accounts button
Is your exchange account present? If so double click it. You should be able to edit the password you are using from there.
Regards
Randy
 


#3
Well, thanks for your reply, but this isn't the solution. The problem is that I use the Mail-app to make a connection with the Exchange-account that I use for my work. Therefore, the properties of this account are not on my computer. Therefore, when I open the control panel, this account is not present under the mail-icon.
With this App, it was the first time I could make a direct connection with my work-account. Before that, I had to use Webmail. But when I open this App, and then open the settings, I can 'see' the exchange-account but I cannot edit the settings. The only possibility I seem to have is to delete this account and create a new one, with the new password. This seems to be a bit complicated. Surely there must be a better possibility.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
Have been researching since my first reply and deleting the account and starting over with the new password seems to be the only solution I could find.
Mail App change password - Microsoft Answers
Like you it would seem that many are hoping that this will be fixed in the RTM.
Regards
Randy
 


Medico

Senior Member
#5
Many of these settings are changed from the Charms Bar. With your Exchange mail open, try Charms to get the options to change your password.
 


#6
Many thanks for your efforts. I've deleted the old account and created a new one. Nothing else seemed to be possible. A bit of a silly mistake by Microsoft, though.
 


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