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How to change your e-mail password

Note: The following applies to you only if your e-mail address is of the form "xxxx@physiology.wisc.edu". If you are using using an address of the form "...@facstaff.wisc.edu" or "...@students.wisc.edu" or "...@wisc.edu" then please go to: https://www.mynetid.wisc.edu/modify and change it there.

To modify your Physiology e-mail password, please use the following steps:

  1. Start a web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer).

  2. Go to Webmail (http://webmail.physiology.wisc.edu/) and log in.

  3. Click on the "Options" button at the lower-left corner of webmail window (see figure below).

    Figure 1

  4. Next, scroll down to the bottom of the right-side window and click on the "Change Password" button.

    Figure 2

  5. You may get a Security warning window similar to one of the following.
    Click on "Continue to this website" or click on "Yes" to continue.

    Figure 3a     Figure 3b

  6. A new window similar to the following should pop up.
    Leave the Domain field blank.
    Enter (1) Your Username (2) your current password and (3) and (4) your new desired password twice.
    Click on the OK button and wait for confirmation of password change.

    Figure 4

  7. That is all, the web page should confirm that your password has been changed.

Important note about passwords:

Please do not use simple passwords. There are a large number of password guessing programs that operate by decoding and guessing simple passwords. This can result in break-ins and data loss.

Good passwords are ones that include letters and numbers in some non-trivial combination. Try to create passwords with a minimum of 8 or more characters. Passwords are case-sensitive, so for extra security you can use a combination of upper- and lower-case characters.

Passwords to avoid include blank passwords, passwords which are the same as the username, first names (e.g. bill, john etc.), simple words found in a dictionary (e.g. cat, mouse, summer etc.) etc.

If you forget your password:

The only way to restore lost passwords is to contact Ravi by phone or email and request that your password be re-set.

If you have any comments or questions please send them by e-mail to kochhar@physiology.wisc.edu
 
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