To have more control over who accesses your email account, you have to have your passwords changed frequently. That way, a third party who might have gotten your password under dubious circumstances cannot access your account. In Yahoo, one password is common to other personalized services provided by Yahoo. You can use the same password for Yahoo finance, Yahoo Messenger and My Yahoo.
You can change your messenger password and the other Yahoo services will automatically update to suit your new password.
Changing the passwords in Yahoo Messenger is not a headache at all. You can reach your account by first login into either Yahoo Messenger or another Yahoo service. Once you have keyed in your Yahoo ID and have provided the present password you will end up in your account.
When you click the name of your account, a menu will appear and you can choose account info from one of the options. Once that is done, you will have to confirm your password again and afterwards you will reach the change password options.
When you reach that option, you will have to now key in your password as it is right now and then there is a field where you can enter the desired password. Make sure that you do not enter the wrong spellings.
You now have to click save if you are sure. Once the password is changed, you will see an instant message saying that you have done it successfully. In case you had some errors, you will have to correct them before you see the success message. Only then you can click continue.
The link will send you to a page where there are account sing-in settings. You can figure out if it genuinely worked by clicking sign in, using your new password and then you will immediately go to the account information page. This is proof enough that it did change.
Therefore, you can now see that a Yahoo Account’s info will be more secure if the pass codes are changed often.