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How to Reset Outlook, Proton Mail Password - India Blogger

Almost everyone with a smartphone or a computer these days has an email account. While Google’s Gmail is very popular among the crowd, there are also a vast majority of people who use alternatives like Yahoo, ProtonMail, and Microsoft Outlook for multiple reasons ranging from privacy to more storage space. The entry point to an email account is its password and with all email clients insisting users keep unique and strong passwords, it often makes people forget their password, especially for rare users.

In this guide, we will take a look at how one can reset email passwords on the phone as well as through the desktop. Before we get started, it is also worth mentioning that you can only reset a password if you have already set a recovery email or a recovery phone number to send the code and link to reset the link. In this guide, we have not given instructions to reset your Google account as we have a dedicated guide to reset your Gmail account password with recovery details and we have a dedicated guide to reset your Gmail account when without a phone number and recovery email as well.

Reset Outlook Account Password

Outlook is a popular email client as well and it offers a great set of features and functionalities. This is mainly used for business purposes. Let’s take a look at how one can reset the password on the app if you are signed in first and then, we will take a look at a way to reset the password when you are not signed in on the app and website.

How to Reset Password Using Outlook App

  1. Open Outlook App on your phone
  2. Tap on the top left corner (your profile photo)
  3. Tap on the “Settings” icon
  4. Tap on Help & feedback
  5. Select Contact Outlook mobile support
  6. On the next screen, tap on Login or passwords >I forgot my password > Outlook.com
  7. Now, tap on Reset password
  8. Enter your Outlook email ID and tap on Next
  9. Depending on your account, in the next few screens, you will be asked some basic questions like email, phone, or skype name, recovery email address, first name, last name, DoB, captcha, and last other passwords
  10. Once you have entered all the information, your recovery email ID will get a verification code
  11. Enter the code
  12. You will get a message on the screen which says your information has been submitted and a mail would be sent within 24 hours to reset the password
  13. Check for a mail on the recovery mail ID which you had entered
  14. Open the mail from the “Microsoft account team” and click on the password reset link
  15. Enter your Outlook email ID and tap on Next
  16. Enter your new password two times
  17. Your password will be updated, now you can click on sign in to log in with the new password

Once the password reset process is done, you will get a mail from the Microsoft account team with the subject line “Microsoft account password changed”

In case you are not signed in to your account on the phone, you can open the app, enter the outlook ID and tap on “Forgot password” on the next screen and follow the on-screen instructions to verify your recovery email address and reset the password. The process will be similar to the aforementioned steps once you get the verification code.

How to Reset Password Using Outlook Website

  1. Visit Microsoft Outlook Website where you have already signed in
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select My Microsoft account
  3. Click on Change Password
  4. On the next screen, you can select either the phone number or an alternate mail address for verification (If you have already done this recovery setup, you will directly find get the “Verify your identity” screen)
  5. Click on the email address with
  6. Enter the full recovery email address and click on Send code
  7. Enter the code that you’ll get on the recovery mail address
  8. Once the code is verified, you will get a new screen
  9. Under the Current password box, click on the “Forgot your password?” option
  10. Verify your identity by entering your recovery email address
  11. Enter the code that you’ll get on the recovery mail address
  12. Once the code is verified, in the next screen, enter the new password twice and click on save
  13. Your password will be updated, now you can click on sign in to log in with the new password

In case you are not logged in, visit this Outlook sign-in page, enter the outlook ID and tap on “Forgot password” on the next screen and follow the on-screen instructions to verify your recovery email address and reset the password. The process will be similar to the aforementioned steps once you get the verification code.

Reset Proton Mail Account Password

This is a bit tricky as if you reset your password, you won’t be able to read all your existing emails, contacts, and other files due to the encryption they use to protect your data. If you’ve enabled your recovery phrase, you can use it to restore your emails and other encrypted data. Also, if you’ve downloaded a recovery file, you can upload it to restore your emails and data.

How to Reset Password Using Protonmail App

  1. Open the app
  2. Click on the “Forget Password?” option
  3. You will be taken to a new webpage, enter your username or email ID and tap on Next
  4. Enter your  recovery email address and click Send code
  5. Verify by solving the captcha
  6. Enter the code and tap on “Reset password”
  7. Read the warning. If you’re sure you want to go ahead, click Reset password
  8. Enter a new password in the New password and Confirm password fields and click Confirm to change your password

How to Reset Password Using Protonmail Website

  1. If you’ve forgotten your password, Visit account.proton.me on a computer
  2. Select the Forgot password link below
  3. Enter your Protonmail email address or username and click Next
  4. Select Email, enter your recovery email address and click Send code
  5. Enter the code that was sent to your recovery email address and click Reset password
  6. Read the warning. If you’re sure you want to go ahead, click Reset password
  7. Enter a new password in the New password and Confirm password fields and click Confirm to change your password

After resetting your password by email or phone, you’ll need to recover your messages and other encrypted files.

Reset Yahoo Account Password

Yahoo allows you to reset your Yahoo mail password in three different ways both on the web and on the app. Here is how you can reset your Yahoo Mail password.

How to Reset Password Using Yahoo Mail App

  1. Open the Yahoo Mail app
  2. Tap on Sign in with Yahoo
  3. Enter the username, email or mobile number of the Yahoo account you want to reset the password for and select next
  4. Tap on “Forgot password”
  5. You can proceed to reset your password in three different ways 一 verify with Google account, email a code, and verification via the phone number
  6. Select any of the three to get a code (in out case phone number)
  7. Enter the missing digits of your mobile number to get the code
  8. Submit the code and tap on verify
  9. Now, create a new password for your account
  10. Tap on continue
  11. On the next screen, you can add more emails or phone for recovery
  12. Tap on Looks good once you are good to go
  13. Your account password will be reset

How to Reset Password Using Yahoo Mail Website

  1. Visit the Yahoo Sign-in helper website
  2. Enter the email address or phone number of the Yahoo account you want to recover
  3. Click Continue
  4. You can proceed to reset your password in three different ways 一 verify with your Google account, email a code, and verification via the phone number (Email in our case)
  5. Select any of the three to get a code
  6. Follow the on-screen instruction and enter the code
  7. Create a new password for your account
  8. Tap on continue
  9. Your account password will be reset


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