You are deep in your work, suddenly, your gaze falls on the time and you remember the important meeting you need to leave the office for. Of course, you don’t want to shut your computer down completely as it takes ages to turn it on again. Don’t worry! With this article, you learn about how to set up a password for your data files and email accounts in Outlook, so your Outlook PST file is protected and safe. You can head out of the office without worrying, knowing that your personal Outlook information is protected!
Step 2: Consequently, the Data files tab will open. You can now select the Outlook Data file (.pst) for which you want to set a password.
Step 3: Select Settings.
Step 4: Select Change password. If you are using an Exchange account, the change password button won’t appear. To access your Exchange account and information, your network password is used.
Step 5: The Change password dialog box will open and in the New password and Verify password boxes you can type your password of choice.
Step 6: Choose OK to set your password successfully.
Best practices for setting your password in Outlook
If you forget your Outlook PST password
Especially if you’ve set a strong password, they are often difficult to remember. As Outlook can’t retrieve it, it is essential to keep passwords in a safe location where you can easily find it. But when the worst case scenario happens and you just can’t find or remember it, don’t panic, there still is a solution. There are free third-party tools to recover the lost password like the Kernel Outlook Password recovery. So you can avoid losing access to important files and data.
With this information and your hopefully newly set password you should feel safer when leaving the office now. Good Luck!