Re: Changing password on an iCloud/ address

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 12:22 PM, Alan Robbins wrote:
Don’t believe so as neither of those addresses are my Apple ID and the current password for my Apple ID is different than for those email addresses.
Well, do you know what the current password is for those addresses?   If so, there's zero risk in changing your Apple ID password and seeing if you suddenly cannot access your e-mail, as that would clearly indicate that the Apple ID password is "the master".

It is entirely possible that the password for those e-mail addresses will not actually change until the new one is used for the first time by the e-mail client.  Centralized and synchronized passwords operate in such a way that an existing password will continue to work until and unless you supply the new one, at which point the sync takes place.

Apple has been using a single point of access style for a very, very long time now.  And the only reason I can imagine that those other accounts are still working if you have not updated it in the client(s) is because it's allowing ongoing access with the immediately previous password.

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

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