The main reason you would want to change your password on a regular basis is because the longer you use the same password, the more likely it will be compromised. Although the possibility of a malicious individual trying to hack your account is very low, there is no harm in practicing a routine password-changing habit. By editing your email password regularly, you are doing several things to protect yourself.
Firstly, if your email account has been compromised without you knowing it, you are constantly revoking access to any hacker that has been extracting information from your email conversations or using your email account to send unsolicited emails to your family and friends. Secondly, if someone is still trying to crack your email password, changing your email password will hamper his or her efforts.
Truth time: who here ONLY have one email account? Let's be real, most of us have at least two email accounts - personal and work - and remembering their passwords can be a pain, especially if you routinely change or reset email passwords. Even though it is highly recommended to practice this, it can be a chore remembering new passwords every quarter or so.
If you forgotten your email password and need to change or reset it, you will need to follow your email service provider's processes. Here is an example of how you can do this on your Gmail account.
Method 1: Using the Account Recovery Page
Method 2: Password Recovery Form
Now that you know how to change or reset email password, you will not need to panic when you have forgotten your email password again. Of course, try not to make it a habit as your email service provider may be suspicious if you keep on prompting them to send you the change email password links.