How to change the password of your email account in DirectAdmin

How to change the password of your email account in DirectAdmin

Changing the password of your email account in DirectAdmin is an essential task for maintaining email security and privacy. Regularly updating your email password helps protect against unauthorized access and potential security breaches. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change the password of an email account in DirectAdmin:

Steps to Change Email Account Password in DirectAdmin

1. Log in to DirectAdmin

  • Open your web browser and navigate to your DirectAdmin login page.
  • Enter your DirectAdmin username and password to log in.

2. Access Email Accounts

  • Once logged in, look for the ‘E-mail Accounts’ or ‘E-mail Manager’ section. This is typically found under the ‘Email Management’ category.
  • Click on it to open the email accounts management area.

3. Locate the Email Account

  • In the email accounts management area, you’ll see a list of existing email accounts.
  • Find the email account for which you want to change the password.

4. Change the Password

  • Next to the email account, there should be an option to change the password. This might be represented by an ‘Edit’ button, a pencil icon, or a link labeled ‘Change Password’, ‘Set Password’, or similar.
  • Click on this option to proceed to the password change interface.

5. Enter the New Password

  • You will be prompted to enter a new password for the email account.
  • Choose a strong password that includes a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid using easily guessable passwords.
  • Confirm the new password by entering it again in the provided confirmation field.

6. Save the New Password

  • After entering and confirming the new password, look for a ‘Save’, ‘Change Password’, or similar button to apply the change.
  • Click this button to update the email account with the new password.

Important Considerations

  • Password Strength: It’s important to choose a strong and secure password. Consider using a password manager to generate and store complex passwords.
  • Update Devices and Apps: Remember to update the password in all devices and applications where the email account is configured (like smartphones, tablets, email clients, etc.).
  • Notify Relevant Users: If other individuals have access to this email account, inform them of the password change to avoid access issues.


Regularly updating your email account password in DirectAdmin is a key practice for safeguarding your email communications. By following these steps, you can ensure that your email account remains secure. As a website developer or server administrator, such proactive measures are crucial in maintaining the overall security and integrity of your digital assets.


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