AOL Reset a forgotten password or Change your password

by Anderson Lieto IT Experts

Change your forgotten password AOL email account

Your AOL password gives you access to every AOL service you use. It’s always a good idea to update your password regularly and to make sure it’s unique from other passwords you use. Learn how to change or reset a forgotten password

Your AOL password gives you access to every AOL service you use. It’s always a good idea to update your password regularly and to make sure it’s unique from other passwords you use. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it for a fresh start.

Change your password

1. Go to the AOL Account security page.
2. Click Change password.
3. Enter a new password.
4. Click Continue.

Reset a forgotten password

1. Go to the Sign-in Helper.
2. Enter one of the account recovery items listed.
3. Click Continue.
4. Follow the instructions given in the Sign-in Helper.

Tips to create a strong password:

A strong password is your first line of defense against intruders and imposters. Keep these tips in mind when creating or updating your password.

• Use unique words – Don’t use obvious words like “password”.
• Have 12 or more characters – Longer passwords are more secure.
• Don’t be obvious – Don’t use personal information like your name, your AOL username, birthday, etc.
• Avoid sequences or repeated characters – Don’t use adjacent characters on your keyboard (QWERTY).
• Use a different password for each site – Otherwise, if someone acquires one password, they could use it to access all of your accounts.

Additional password tips

• Don’t recycle them – Create new, unique passwords.
• Use antivirus software – Equip your computer with antivirus software.
• Don’t share it – Never give out your password to anyone, not even friends.
• Keep it fresh – Change your password regularly. The more often, the better.
• Be cautious – If you’re being asked to change your password, make sure it’s a legitimate request.
• Type it out – Instead of clicking a link in an email, type the website’s known and valid URL (such as into your browser’s address bar.

Fix problems with being unable to send email

Restart your computer:

If you haven’t shut down your computer in a while, we recommend that you begin troubleshooting by restarting your computer. This will help to clear the internal memory of your computer (RAM) and will often resolve many issues.

Use a different browser:

If you’re using an older or outdated browser, such as Internet Explorer, you may need to access AOL Mail from a different browser. If you don’t have an updated or supported browser installed on your computer, you’ll need to update your existing browser or download a new one.

Check your display name:

If you have any combination of “AOL” in your display name, the message won’t go through. It is especially important to check your Mail settings for this if your account has been recently compromised, as hackers will often change your name to make it harder for you to use your account normally even after it’s secured.

Clear your browser’s cache

Clear your browser’s cache to reset your browser back to its clear state. Doing this will wipe out all the little unwanted bits of info that have been stored in your browser, resetting it and making it overall run better.

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Created on Oct 11th 2019 04:53. Viewed 569 times.


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thanks for all the likes
Oct 11th 2019 05:03   
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