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How to open Outlook with password?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2014-11-26

For the sake of the safety of your Outlook information, offer a password to your email account is necessary. After offering a password to the email account, it will ask you for password automatically when you starting Outlook. Please browse follow article to know how to add password to email account in Outlook.

Open Outlook with password in email account

Open Outlook with password in Exchange account

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For the pst data file email account, you need to add password to this email account in order to open it with password. Please do as follows.

1. Open the Account Settings dialog box.

1). In Outlook 2010 and 2013, click File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings. See screenshot:

2). In Outlook 2007, click Tools > Account Settings.

2. In the Account Settings dialog box, go to the Data Files tab, select the pst-file email account you need to add password, and click the Settings button.

3. In the Outlook Data File/Personal Folder dialog box, click the Change Password button. See screenshot:

4. In the Change Password dialog box, please do as follows.

1). If you have not set password before, please keep the Old password box blank;

2). Enter a new password in the New password box;

3). Retype the new password in the Verify password box;

4). Click the OK button. See screenshot:

5. Click the OK button in the Outlook Data File/Personal Folder dialog box. And then close the Account Settings dialog box.

From now on, when you start Outlook, an Outlook Data File Password dialog box will pop up. You need to enter the password in order to open the email folder.

Tip:If you want to cancel this password, you just need to enter your password into the Old password box and leave the New password and Verify password boxes empty in the above Change Password dialog box.


arrow blue right bubbleOpen Outlook with password in Exchange account

For an exchange account, you need to add password as follows.

1. Open the Account Settings dialog box.

1). In Outlook 2010 and 2013, click File > Info > Account Settings > Account Settings. See screenshot:

2). In Outlook 2007, click Tools > Account Settings.

2. In the Account Settings dialog box, select the exchange account data file, then click the Settings button under Data Files tab. See screenshot:

3. In the Microsoft Exchange dialog box, click the Security tab, check the Always prompt for logon credentials box, and finally click the OK button.

4. Close the Account Settings dialog box.

From now on, when you open Outlook, a Window Security dialog box will pop up for you to enter the password.

Tip: To cancel this password when open the Outlook, you just need to uncheck Always prompt for logon credentials box in the Microsoft Exchange dialog box.

Notes:

1. Different with the pst-file account, for the Exchange account, the password is the one you created your Exchange account;

2. When the Window Security dialog box pops up, you can still browse the Exchange email folders. But you cannot update the Exchange account until you enter the password.


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Please restore my outlook
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hi is there any option for 2016 ms office to set password above second method?
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Hi, I followed the second method displayed(account settings-settings-security...), but after I got to the security tab, the "Always prompt for logon credidentials" box was grey and it wouldn't let me click on it. Is there a way to fix this?
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Hi The best way if to clear your credentials in your credential manager. First close your outlook. Open your control panel change the view by from Category to large or small icons. Search for credential manager on the list. If credential manager is opened go to the Windows Credential tab. Search for some sort of credential show Microsoft outlook with your email address. Remove credential. Close control panel and credential manager and start outlook again. Now it will prompt you for a password. Do not click on remember my credential box as it will store your credentials again.
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Hi thank you William so helpfull I noticed that you need to be PC admin to do that
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Oh dear me, the option to always require logon is not possible to tick or untick, can't change it at all... now what?
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open the password P
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