Ways to protect a password in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What is Microsoft Outlook Express? What are the ways to protect a password in Microsoft Outlook Express?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail program developed by Microsoft. The e-mail program is the successor of Microsoft Outlook 2003 and the predecessor of Windows Mail. The application program can be used on Windows Operating Systems from Windows 98 right up to Windows XP. New Operating Systems like Windows Vista and Windows 7 are released with new programs like Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail respectively. Like other e-mail client programs, Microsoft Outlook Express also manages e-mail accounts on the application. This free e-mail client program is also bundled with Internet Explorer. The application is the most popular e-mail client program used by home users. The application will manage e-mail along with news reader function. Microsoft Outlook Express gives more importance to e-mail accounts and management rather than personal management functionalities.
Discussed below are some methods to protect password of Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Identity passwords for password protection
- Setup password for e-mail program
- Tips to remember while doing so
Identity passwords for password protection
Identities are e-mail accounts that are mentioned on Microsoft Outlook Express. The program may contain one or more identities depending upon the e-mail accounts of the user. Identity passwords are options included in Microsoft Outlook Express for protecting the application software from other user interactions. Identity passwords that are set-up on the application will give access to the program only if the user provides the password.
Setup identity password for the e-mail program
Open Microsoft Outlook Express and select the 'File' option from the toolbar menu. Choose 'Identities' from the drop down options and then select 'Manage Identities'. Then highlight the user identity and click 'Properties' option. Also, select the check box for 'Require a password'. Then type the desired password in the box provided and retype the phrase for confirmation. Click 'Ok' button and exit the option.
You should remember the passwords for Microsoft Outlook Express. You should practice the action to log off the application rather than mere closing of the window. The option to logoff the program can be seen on the 'File' option. Then only the application will prompt you to provide the password while entering the application window. The identity password can set for the application even if you have only one identity on Microsoft Outlook Express.
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