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Passwords in Outlook

weigenss asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-08
In Outlook 2000 (Corporate Workgroup version), how can I set it up to require a password whenever I start Outlook? I have not seen any evidence of passwords in Outlook or in Control Panel/Network or Control Panel/Mail.

Thanks in advance,

Sandy Weigens
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If you are talking about microsoft outlook then in that case you need to goto the inbox properties and in the services you need to double click on the personal folder and click on the change password, and thats it.If in case you are talking about outlook express then you need to open up the outlook express and then click on the file and click on manage identities next click on your identity and click on change password.and donot save the password or donot click on remember password option.The next time you open up any of the outlooks you should be prompted for password.If not provided it will not open the right inbox but the default one.


There is no Personal Folder in the Inbox properties. Therefore, I cannot find any reference to any password to change.
The tabs at the top of the Inbox Properties dialog box are:
General, Home Page, AutoArchive, Administration, Forms, Permissions, Synchronization. There is nothing in any of these regarding Personal Folder, Services, Password, etc.

I'm still stuck.

If you go to tools, services and double click on exchange server and then go to the advanced tab and change the box that says "Logon Network Security" and change that to "none".  When the user opens Outlook it will prompt them for there NT details.

Is this what you were looking for??


Thanks. This works, sort of. True, the next time you start Outlook, you're prompted for an ID, domain and password. However, if you exit Outlook and start it again, no password is required. If you log completely out of Windows, then log back in (to the network), you're asked for the Outlook password.
But it's too much of a pain to have to exit Windows each time I want to protect my e-mail!
Thanks anyway. I'm still looking for the answer...


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Are you logging into an NT Domain, and is your mail on an Exchange server?

Unfortunately the fact that you are in Corporate or Workgroup mode gives no indication of how you receive your email or where it is stored.

Pyleo's answer assumes Exchange Server.  If you are not using Exchange and your mail is stored in a PST file, you can go to tools->services and double click on the personal folders (or whatever you've named it) listing to add a password.

I take it your running 95 or 98.  How about a screen svaer password then?

It should prompt you for a password but it probably doesn't because either outlook.exe is still running or the a MAPI part of outlook is in the background so it thinks outlook has not been closed
lrollinsIT Manager

I think I have the answer but are you using microsoft mail or internet mail?


Forgive my thickness, but i believe that we are using neither Microsoft Mail nor Internet Mail. All of our e-mail, internal and from the Internet, comes through our Exchange server.
And Outlook, (obviously) is the client.


(Please straighten me out if I am missing something here.)
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This works, sort of. It does require a password, but the SAME ONE used to log into the NT network, contrary to what every security expert advises. It also requires you to know your DOMAIN NAME, which the I.T. dep't. does not readily divulge.

WHat the heck; this is as close as anyone has gotten, so you get the points. Thanks.

FWIW, Exchange Server security is designed to work with the NT account. Your ability to fully access a particular mailbox is based on the NT account(s) assigned to that mailbox -- and whether yours is among them. With security set to None, you can also log onto other mailboxes if you know the right NT account credentials.

You're right about the domain name. Most people don't even notice it when they log in -- but it's there on the NT login screen.
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