how do I change a password on K9 mail?

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  1. sleipner

    sleipner Active Member

    I am required to reset the password on my email account at regular periods-can I just update it in K9 as well, or do I have to recreate the account every time? I did it on the stock email app, but could not find where to access the password again in K9.

  2. UKseagull

    UKseagull Well-Known Member

    I've just had a quick look and didn't find a way to edit the password, I think it's just a case of deleting the existing email account and add it again using your new password.
  3. Zascar

    Zascar Member

    I just figured it out. Wow its a pain in the ass, they really need to rework their settings.

    Menu > more > Settings > Account Settings.
    Go into Fetching Mail – Incoming Server – and change the password there.
    Then go back, and into Sending Mail, down to Outgoing Server – and change the password in there.

    Done! :)
  4. jaxager

    jaxager Member

  5. TrevEB

    TrevEB New Member

    Actually, there are a lot of steps to this very frustrating thing to do.
    Here it is broken down into steps.

    01. Open K9 Mail
    02. Tap on any account.
    03. Tap menu
    04. Tap More
    05. Settings
    06. Account Settings
    07. Fetching Mail
    08. Incoming Server
    09. Now, change your password
    10. Tap Back Arrow
    11. Tap Back Arrow
    12. Sending Mail
    13. Outgoing Server
    14. Scroll Down
    15. Now, Change your password.
    16. Tap Home.
  6. rastergraphix

    rastergraphix Member

    1. After going to your inbox in the K9 mail app select the menu button and these options should appear. Select more.
    2. Select Settings
    3. Select account settings
    4. Select Fetching mail..
    5. Scroll to Incoming server and select Incoming server
    6. Change password in the password field to the new password. Hit next.
    7. Hit back button and select Sending mail.
    8. Scroll down to Outgoing server, then select Outgoing server.
    9. Change password in the password field to the new password. Hit next.
    10. Hit back button a few times until you find yourself back in the inbox. All done!

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  7. fatkudu

    fatkudu New Member


    The method mentioned earlier didn't work for me using Icecream Sandwich on Samsung S3 using K-9 4.011.
    What I did that DID work:
    . Go to Account list in K-9
    . Long tap on the Gmail (in this case) account
    . A menu pops up, which includes "Account settings"
    . Under there, the sections "Fetching mail" and "Sending mail" have places
    for setting the password.
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