How to Reset an Office Outlook 2007 Password

by Jim Campbell

When you set up your email account in Microsoft Outlook 2007, you enter and save a password provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). After you change the password, you must update the new settings in Outlook 2007. Outlook keeps all of your account user names and passwords in a management window so you can update the password and return to your email without rebooting or losing any data.

Click the Windows "Start" button on the computer that contains your Outlook account. Click "All Programs" then click "Microsoft Office". Click "Outlook 2007" to start the software.

Click the "Tools" menu item in the main toolbar across the top of Outlook's window. Click the "Account Settings" menu option. A window opens with all of your currently configured accounts.

Click the account you want to edit in the list and then click "Change". A new configuration window opens. Change the password in the text box labeled "Password".

Click "Test Account Settings" to ensure the new password you entered is correct. Outlook returns a message that tells you it was able to contact and log in to the server.

Click the "Finish" button. The configuration window closes. Close the main account window. Click "Send/Receive" to send and receive any email on the account.

About the Author

Jim Campbell has been a computer engineer for over five years. He excels in hardware repair, computer programming and troubleshooting, and software design. He is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, pursuing a master's degree in computer and electrical engineering and fine-tuning his technical writing abilities.