Password problems do rarely occur in email client applications like Outlook. Usually, the user who sets up his email in Outlook enables the application to save the password. However, this is not a good choice if you computer or Outlook is being used by others. Well, if you come across any password problems while using Microsoft Outlook, here are some useful steps to fix the problem.
Open Outlook In Safe Mode
Running Outlook in Safe Mode is one of the easiest solutions to fix most of the common issues with the application. When Outlook is opened in safe Mode, no external services or add-ins will be enabled. Therefore, you can easily figure out whether the issue you are facing is being originated from Outlook itself, or due to any other services. If the problem does not occur when you open the application in Safe Mode, you can conclude that the issue is triggered by any of the plug-ins or add-ins you have installed.
How To Open Outlook In Safe Mode
Follow the below instructions to see how you can open Outlook in Safe Mode.
- Navigate to the Start button and choose Run from the resulting menu.
- In the Run dialogue box, type exe/safe. Proceed by hitting the Enter key on the keyboard.
- This will open Outlook. You will not find it much different from Outlook opened in standard mode. The only difference here is the application will not be supported by any external services here.
- Navigate to the email accounts you have set up in Outlook and try to connect it. If you do not face the password problem any longer, you should assume that it is triggered by any of the plug-ins or add-ons you have in the application. Try disabling the each plug-in to find out the plug-in that causes the password problem.
Update Your Email Account Password In Outlook
Each time you update your password from the web interface, you should make sure that the changes are reflected in the email settings in Outlook as well. Failing to do so will lead to frequent password problems.
You have seen a few steps about how to deal with password problems in Outlook.