An experienced Outlook user is aware of the fact that once you have connected an account in Outlook, then you do not require to input user credentials again. The mailbox will open quickly after starting the Outlook. It makes the account vulnerable to unauthorized access. Suppose, you are not present on your workstation and one of your colleagues opens Outlook, then they can access your mailbox without any interruption. So, Microsoft offers you to apply a password on your PST file. It will protect the data and secure your account too.
The password prompt will appear each time Outlook starts or when the user tries to open the account separately.
Create a password in Outlook
It is a good practice to create a PST password and change it routinely.
- Open Outlook and click File, then choose Account Settings>>Account Settings.
- Go to the Data Files tab and choose a data file. Choose, Settings.
- Click on Change settings and provide a new password. Finally, click OK.
Best tips to handle passwords in Outlook
- Password should use case-sensitive characters, uppercase, lowercase, and numerical values. There should be a minimum of 8 characters in a password.
- The user should remember the Outlook password as Microsoft cannot retrieve it once forgotten.
- The password works for the entire mailbox and not for individual folders.
Microsoft has clearly denoted that it cannot recover a forgotten password. If you forget one password, then there is no manual method to recover it. You will require to delete the account and add it again.
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Recover lost, forgotten, or even corrupt passwords from PST files securely. It unlocks highly encrypted passwords easily.
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