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How to set up password to start Outlook 2010?

Jayzilla 748 109 December 23, 2010 at 06:24 AM
Hi people. I'm new to outlook 2010. Is there any way I can set up a password to start Outlook 10 in my laptop?

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not that i know of, you can set it to ask for your email password every time you send/receive
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i havent done this since XP, but it should still work.

delete any shortcuts on the desktop or start menu.

navigate to the location of your outlook.exe program, generally c:program files\microsoft office\office##\outlook.exe

right click on it and select propeties from the menu

click on the advanced button near the bottom right
click on "Encrypt contents to secure data"
this should prompt for a password.

now remake your shortcuts and you should be prompted for a password when you attempt to open the program.

(i'd try this on something other than outlook first to test it. like a simple freeware program you dont care about.)
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Set a password to help protect your Outlook 2010 information

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us...54974.aspx

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
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Quote from gtzcyberboy View Post :
not that i know of, you can set it to ask for your email password every time you send/receive

Quote from R1Budha View Post :
i havent done this since XP, but it should still work.

delete any shortcuts on the desktop or start menu.

navigate to the location of your outlook.exe program, generally c:program files\microsoft office\office##\outlook.exe

right click on it and select propeties from the menu

click on the advanced button near the bottom right
click on "Encrypt contents to secure data"
this should prompt for a password.

now remake your shortcuts and you should be prompted for a password when you attempt to open the program.

(i'd try this on something other than outlook first to test it. like a simple freeware program you dont care about.)
That sound promising but I couldn't make it work on Windows 7. I think it might work for multi-user machine, but I will keep trying.

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Set a password to help protect your Outlook 2010 information

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us...54974.aspx

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!
That's not a log on password, but thanks. I paid good money on this product and I can't think it out why Microsoft didn't put the password feature on this email software.
Merry Christmas from Oregon guys.
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merry christmas from new york city! this feature is not available in the newer versions of office
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i dont know whats not working but if you do as evongugg suggest outlook wont even open mail until you enter password.
what do you mean by log on password
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Quote from stufine View Post :
i dont know whats not working but if you do as evongugg suggest outlook wont even open mail until you enter password.
what do you mean by log on password
For now I'm using an IMAP account. So I don't have the "Change Password" button. The Location tab is "Not available". I can create the folder and set up the password, but I don't know what is the point of it.

Quote from that link.
"There is no logon password for the Outlook program itself; the password you set with the instructions here protects only the Outlook Data File (.pst) that you use in Outlook."

The funny thing is even I changed and put the wrong password into the box; then I restart Outlook it does ask for my email password, but I can still access all my emails by cancel the pop up. I'm not the advance user but I just don't get this software at all.

One more thing. When I deleted an email in outlook and my webmail got deleted too. I want to keep all the inbox mails from the webmail even I complete deleted in outlook. I spend hrs can't think it out how. Thanks yo'll.
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