Avatar of hchabria
hchabria
Flag for India asked on

How to Password protect MS Outlook 2013

I have configured Outlook 2013 with my Hotmail ID. Outlook starts without prompting for a password. I want to add password protection on start-up. How is this done?

I uncheked the box "Remember Password" from FILE --> ACCOUNT SETTINGS --> HIGHLIGHT THE OUTLOOK ACCOUNT --> CHANGE but this doesn’t work.

On restart a login dialog box appears, but Outlook opens and is visible and if the login box is ignored and closed the entire Outlook mailbox is accessible to the user, without entering a password.
Outlook

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
terencino

8/22/2022 - Mon
Tapan Pattanaik

hchabria

ASKER
None of the links are working for Outlook 2013.

Is it possible to password protect Outlook. I don't want users to read any mails untill and unless he/she enters the valid credentials.
SOLUTION
terencino

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
GET A PERSONALIZED SOLUTION
Ask your own question & get feedback from real experts
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.
David Johnson, CD

Why don't you just add a password to your computer? Users can't read your mail if they can't get into the computer? If they need access for other items, create a dedicated user for them.

If you configure hotmail to use pop and not activesync then you can password protect the .pst file.. you can't password protect .ost files.
Experts Exchange is like having an extremely knowledgeable team sitting and waiting for your call. Couldn't do my job half as well as I do without it!
James Murphy
hchabria

ASKER
What I understood from the posts that it is not possible to protect Outlook by password. Please let me know if I am wrong.

Hi Terry,

Can you please let me know the step by step procedures about how to add the VB Script you sent to Outlook sesssion so that it pops up everytime Oulook starts?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
terencino

THIS SOLUTION ONLY AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS.
View this solution by signing up for a free trial.
Members can start a 7-Day free trial and enjoy unlimited access to the platform.
See Pricing Options
Start Free Trial
⚡ FREE TRIAL OFFER
Try out a week of full access for free.
Find out why thousands trust the EE community with their toughest problems.