This policy ran from 2009 to 2018 and is now EXPIRED.Baldwin Wallace Alumni who are still eligible to keep their BW (@mail.bw.edu) Email, can provide additional information that will enable them to reset their BW Email Passwords. These security measures provide you with a way to set a verification email or cell phone number should you ever need to reset your BW Email Password. You will need to provide an alternate email address, an email address other than your BW Email address or a cell phone number to receive text messages containing a recover code.
Changing your BW Alumni Email Password
To update/Change your BW Office365 Account Password.
STEP 1: Visit myaccount.microsoft.com.STEP 2: Sign in to your BW Office365 account using your BW username and current password.STEP 3: Select Password from the left navigation pane OR click on the Change Password link from the Password module.
STEP 4: Follow the instructions show in RED in the graphic below.
What makes a strong password
The easiest way to protect yourself from cyber threats is by having a strong password. The longer and more complex your password is, the more difficult it will be to crack. Hackers have databases full of the most common passwords and phrases, and they can run a comparison with your password to find a match.
Your password should be greater that nine characters long, with at least one capital letter, one number and one special character "@", or "%", etc. Add an extra level of security by changing your password regularly to ensure that you stay ahead of the hackers. Remember, the best passwords contain as much randomness as possible.
- Bad: FuzzyDog#8254!
- Good: %FuZZyDOG#8254!
- Great: myFuzzyDog-eats4bones!Aday
IMPORTANT: It is important to remember that you should not use the same password for multiple accounts, no matter how strong it is,because if one account gets compromised, then they all get compromised.