Set a startup password for Microsoft Outlook

Outlook PasswordSome computer users who work in an office or on a PC with other roomates or kids would like to password protect their email, calendar, contacts, etc in Microsoft Outlook. Until today, I didn’t know how to do that. As you know, when I learn something new, I pass it on to you. Remember, this tip is for OUTLOOK users NOT Outlook Express users:

  1. Start Microsoft Outlook
  2. RIGHT Click the Outlook Today icon on the left or the "Personal Folders" icon
  3. Click Properties
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Click the "Change Password" button
  6. Leave the "Old Password" box blank since you never had one
  7. Type the password you want to use in the "New Password" box
  8. Type the password again in the "Verify Password" box
  9. DO NOT check the "Save this password…" option
  10. Click OK on all three open screens

The next time you open Outlook, you will be prompted for the password you just set thus protecting access to your Outlook data.