Tips to change the password in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What is the purpose and are the ways to change the password in Microsoft Outlook Express? What kinds of issues may come up during the process and how can they be resolved?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an efficient email server. Users can conveniently configure email accounts with separate passwords for each account. These passwords can be changed according to the need of the users as many times as required. There are many cases where the password will have to be changed by users. Sometimes when the security settings or the name of the mail server gets modified or changed, the user will have to change the password. Also if the user wants to customize the account configuration, they can change the password. It is also recommended to change the password frequently to provide additional protection to the emails of the user. The changing of password is a simple procedure and can be performed easily.
Discussed below are way to change the password in Microsoft Outlook Express and the tips to resolve the issues that may surface:
- Way to change password in Microsoft Outlook Express
- Issues related with the changing of password
- Tips to fix the issues
Way to change password in Microsoft Outlook Express
You can change the password in Microsoft Outlook Express by launching the application and selecting ‘Tools’ in the main menu. Scroll down and click on the ‘Accounts’ option. Select the account you need to adjust by double clicking on it and then select the ‘Servers’ tab. You can then delete the currently used password in the password box that is provided. After deleting the present password enter a new password. You can also click ‘Remember password’ if you don’t want to enter the password every time you log in. Save the changes that you have made by clicking on ‘Apply’ and close the settings window by clicking on ‘Ok’.
Issues related with the changing of password
Sometimes there are cases where you will have to enter the same password again and again even though the ‘Save Password’ box has been checked several times. In such cases the password will not get saved in Microsoft Outlook Express even though you repeat the same thing many times. There may also be cases where the password gets completely rejected.
Issues related to the changing of password in Microsoft Outlook Express are generally due to problems in the Registry. Deleting the Protected Storage System Provider key is an efficient method to solve the issues that arise due to change of password in Microsoft Outlook Express. You can also change the permissions on the Protected Storage System Provider and ensure that full permissions are allowed. The Registry should be backed up for safety before the changes are made. Re-entering the password is another way that can fix the issue related with the changing of password.
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