- You can stop typing your password over and over
- How to make Outlook remember your email password
- Outlook keeps asking for password
You can stop typing your password over and over
Microsoft Outlook requires you to enter your password in the password field every time you open your email. This is great for security purposes, but if you’re the only one using your computer, it’s perfectly safe to store your password in Outlook.
The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook for Office 365.
How to make Outlook remember your email password
By making Outlook remember your password, you can receive and send email without entering your password every time you open Outlook. Plus, you can create a complex password that you don’t need to remember or constantly pull from your password manager.
Go to the tab File †
Select Information †
Select account settings † account settings †
In the dialog box account settings select the email address you want Outlook to remember the password for, then select Change †
In the dialog box Exchange account settings select Additional Settings †
In the dialog box Microsoft Exchange go to tab Security and uncheck the box Always ask for login details †
Select Apply make changes, and then press Okay to close the window.
In the dialog box Exchange account settings select close to † X †
In the dialog box account settings select close to †
Outlook keeps asking for password
If Outlook prompts you to enter your password every time you check your email, even if you have configured Outlook not to prompt you for credentials, it could be for several reasons.
Most likely, you have changed the password for your email account, but you have not updated the password in Outlook. Follow the steps above to get to the Account Settings dialog box, which lists your email address and password, and then change your password to an updated one so that Outlook doesn’t ask for it again.
If Outlook keeps asking you for your password, temporarily disable your antivirus (AV) or boot in safe mode if you’re using Windows. An antivirus program can disrupt Outlook if it uses an add-on or firewall. If Outlook runs and sends email after either of these two steps without prompting you for a password, reinstall the AV program.
If AV has no error, or you still suspect it is, start Outlook in safe mode to disable add-ins. If the password works after doing this, then there is a problem with one of the add-ons and you will need to disable, remove, or troubleshoot it to fix it.
In situations where Outlook still doesn’t know the password, either delete the email profile and create a new one, or uninstall and reinstall the program. There may be an error in the profile, in which case the problem will be solved by creating a new one.
It is also possible that the Windows registry has incorrect settings for the secure storage provider. To check if this is the issue, follow Microsoft’s instructions to remove the key provider HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftProtected Storage System.