How to Prevent Outlook to Keep Asking for a Password

by Ken White
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If you are using Microsoft Outlook on a shared computer, where others can run Outlook and log into your email accounts, you can configure those accounts to prompt for a password when logging into them for security and privacy. However, if you are the only user on your computer, typing in the password for one or multiple emails accounts each time to check the account for new mail can be tedious. In that case, configure Outlook to automatically log you in.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Outlook. Click "File," then "Info" and click "Account Settings."

Step 2

Click the "Email" tab. Double-click your email account.

Enter your login password in the "Password" text box. Click "Remember Password" beneath the text box. Click "Next." Click "Finish."


  • You can set all of your email accounts to automatically log you in when you check or send email, or you can set certain accounts to ask for a password each time.


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About the Author

Ken White began his writing career in 1972 as a reporter for a local Florida newspaper. With a career in public safety as a police officer, firefighter and emergency manager, his fiction has also been published in magazines such as "Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine." White studied history and psychology at Mercer University.

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