How to Password Protect outlook.pst

October 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm by

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Have you ever thought that someone may attempt to steal your Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Notepads or any other vital information stored in your Microsoft Outlook? This is really scary….
These are very critical information sets that need to be secured. The good thing is that there’s a way of encrypting your critical information by password-protecting the outlook.pst file.

Here’s How:
In Outlook 2003 from the top menu, Choose Go then Folder List, then click on Data File Management. In Outlook Data Files, click on Settings, then Change Password; in Old Password leave this blank if this is the first time that you are putting in a password and then type the New Password.

Next time that you open up your Outlook, it will prompt you to type in your password.

In Outlook 2007 and 2010, the procedure is quite similar to that in Outlook 2003 procedure.
From the top menu, choose Go then Folder List, then click on Data File Management. In Outlook Data Files, click on Settings, then Change Password; in Old Password leave this blank if this is the first time that you are putting in a password and then type the New Password.

Next time that you open up your Outlook, it will prompt you to type in your password.

All done! Simple enough isn’t it, to secure all your Emails, Contacts, Calendar, Notepads, etc… from within your Microsoft Outlook?

Note: This Tutorial is appropriate for Personal Use only.

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