Can I put a password in outlook 2000?


If a someone is using outlook 2000 and happens to share his/her pc with another person can the person have a password setup so the person sharing the pc will not be able to read the other person's email?
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OL2000: (IMO) How To Password Protect a Personal Folder (.PST)
In Microsoft Outlook it is possible to prevent others from accessing your mail, contacts, and calendars by assigning a password to your personal folders.
To add a password to your personal folders follow these steps:

If the Folder List is not visible, then click Folder List on the View menu.
Right-click "Outlook Today - [Personal Folders]", and then click Properties For "Personal Folders" on the shortcut menu.
On the General tab, click Advanced.
Click Change Password.
In the Change Password dialog box, type your new password and verify it by typing it a second time.
Make sure that the "Save this password in your password list" check box is cleared (not checked). This prevents the password from being cached. You will need to type it each time you run Outlook.
After you have entered the password successfully, click OK three times.
The next time you start Outlook, you will be prompted to type a password before viewing the contents of the personal folder.;en-us;198088&Product=out2K
Is this in an exchange environment?

If so, try this:

Outlook > Tools > Services > Microsoft Exchange Server: Properties > Advanced Tab > Logon Network Security > Change to None.

This will require the user to input a password in order to gain access.
Tijani1150Author Commented:
no it is Internet Email via POP3
Tijani1150Author Commented:
thank you for your help :)

can I just ask you one more thing, the path for the PST fileon my laptop is:

C:\Documents and Settings\Ahmed\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\mainbox.pst

however when I go to the C:\  drive I can't seem to see Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\mainbox.pst

I can see up to C:\Documents and Settings\Ahmed

any ideas!!
Try showing all items.  Something similar to (in windows explorer) Tools > Folder Options > View Tab > Hidden Files: Show All Files.  Then look.
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