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how do I change a password on K9 mail?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sleipner, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. sleipner

    sleipner Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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.

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  2. UKseagull

    UKseagull Android Enthusiast

    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 Lurker

    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 Lurker

  5. TrevEB

    TrevEB Lurker

    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 Newbie

    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 Lurker


    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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  8. bigbuc

    bigbuc Lurker

    Yeah. K9 developers must be old school. Gotta make it hard. Can't just put it where they can find it, now that pw has to be changed as often as a newborn
  9. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    That's one way to perceive the issue. I don't find changing account passwords hard to do, but then again I don't think something like changing a password should be as easy as just pushing a button and have it done automatically. Until some other, better authentication solution becomes the new standard, passwords are still a necessary aspect to account protection. There's always a battle between security and convenience so if all you want is simple convenience, doing anything online isn't advisable.
    Also, note this thread is from 2010 so factor that in.
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  10. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Note that once you change your online email account password that you'll then need to correspondingly change the password on whichever email client app is on your phone.

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