Password Protect Outlook 2007


Password-protect Outlook 2007

Prevent access to Outlook 2007 with a password

By default, anyone who has access to your computer can option Outlook 2007 and read your emails; fortunately, you can password-protect Outlook in an indirect way, by assigning a password to your personal data files (PST File). While this password protection will probably not deter an experienced hacker, it will make it impossible to most everyone to access your emails. This, in combination with locking Windows when you step away from your PC, will give you the peace of mind to know that your private emails are safe from prying eyes.

Setup a password in Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 cannot retrieve your password Important: make sure that you do not forget your password, because Outlook 2007 does not offer a password recovery mechanism of any kind.

Password-protect your PST file in Outlook 2007

If needed, open Outlook 2007: then look at your email folder listing. At the very top, you should see a top level node called "Personal Folders" - since this can be renamed, your Outlook may say something different, but most probably not. Right-click on the Personal Folders top-node, and choose Properties.

Outlook 2007 will open the Properties dialog: click on the Advanced button. Then, in the new dialog that opened, click Change Password. (Outlook always says "Change Password", even if you have never set a password.)

Outlook 2007's Change Password dialog opens, and asks for the Old password, the New password, and Verify password. If you have never set a password for Outlook, leave the old password field blank; then, enter your desired password twice, and click OK. And click OK again twice to return to Outlook's main window.

Set your Outlook 2007 password

Restart Outlook 2007 to confirm that password protection is turned on

Restart Outlook 2007, and you should see the following: if you do, password-protection is now active for your main PST file, and Outlook cannot open it without the proper password being supplied. No way to bypass the Personal Folders Password screen, as we'll see in the next section of this tutorial.

Outlook 2007 is now password-protected

What happens when someone does not supply the Outlook password?

In the first case, someone enters the wrong password for your Outlook data file; Outlook 2007 will keep displaying the Personal Folder dialog, which reads: "The password you have typed is incorrect. Retype the password."

Outlook 2007 problem - wrong password

While we haven't tried entering the wrong password an infinity of times, it sounds like Outlook 2007 will let you keep trying another password indefinitely (another argument for locking Windows and adding an extra layer of security - unless your password is extremely strong, and hard to guess, someone who knows you may end up guessing the password and accessing your emails and contacts.)

In the second case, someone cancels the "Personal Folder Password" dialog: the first time, Outlook 2007 will give you a second chance to enter the correct password; then, Outlook displays the following, somewhat obscure message: "Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The server is not available. Contact your administrator if this condition persists."

Outlook 2007 cannot load emails without the correct password

The last case of course, is someone entering the correct Outlook password (hopefully you!) In this case, the dialog disappears, and Outlook 2007 opens as normally, with full access to emails and contacts. Note that you cannot "lock Outlook 2007" - once it is opened, emails remain visible. The request for password only occurs when Outlook 2007 was closed, and someone restarts it. Bottom line: when you step away from your desk, either lock Windows behind you, or exit from Outlook 2007.

Windows tip: the quickest way to lock Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7, and earlier versions) is to hold down the "WinKey" (the key on your keyboard that displays the Windows logo), and press "L" (as in Lock) - this prevents further access to Windows without your user account password.

Remove password protection from Outlook 2007

Removing your password from Outlook 2007 is quite simple: follow the steps we outlined to create a password in the first place, but this time leave the New password and Verify password fields blank. A blank password, for Outlook 2007, essentially means "no password".

Remove the password from Outlook 2007

EvaChase (pst password recovery)     01 February 2019

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There are several solutions available for PST Password Removal but all are not suitable for the users such as manual solution pst19upg solution is not understood by the non-technical users. Similarly, some users don’t find Outlook in-built solution the effective one. Let us know and talk about the solutions in details and why they fail to meet user demands use this software 

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Sophiadonalds (job)     05 September 2019

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You can use the ToolsGround PST Password Recovery tool to reset and change the password for PST files. Outlook file is saved in PST file format. If you have forgotten your password, you can use this tool to reset and remove the password without data loss.

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