Changing Your or GMX Mail Password

Change your password and make it more secure

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Is it time to change your or GMX Mail password? It's smart to change your passwords every few months. Updating the password to these accounts is easy. The two services use the same process to change your account password.

How to Change Your or GMX Mail Password

To change the password to your or GMX Mail email account:

  1. Click the Home icon at the top of your or GMX mail screen.
  2. Select My Account in the left panel.
  3. Click Security Options on the left side.
  4. Under Password, click Change Password.
  5. Type in your current password.
  6. Enter a password in the next two boxes as indicated.
  7. Click Save changes to confirm the new password.

Tips for Keeping Your Email Secure

  • Use a different password for each email service you use.
  • Don't reuse a password.
  • If you access your or GMX mail using another mail app, change the password in that app, too.

Resetting Your Password at and GMX Mail

If you've forgotten your current password, you won't be able to enter a new one. You can reset the password by going to the Recover Your Password or the GMX Recover Your Password screen and entering your or GMX email address. You'll receive an email at your or GMX email address with a link that allows you to reset your password. 

Password Security Recommendations for and GMX Mail

The only requirement for a password at and GMX Mail is that it is at least eight characters long. However, a simple password of eight characters is not a strong password. The sites recommend additional security by using a mix of letters and numbers, using special characters such as @, or using a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters.

Both mail sites recommend that you use a unique password that you don't use for any other websites. If the other site is hacked, that password might open your mail account. Free email services are popular targets for hackers, and it is possible that GMX Mail and could be hacked, and your password acquired. If you use the same password elsewhere, your other website accounts are at risk. Don't take the chance.