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How to Make Outlook Remember Your Email Password

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It was great once. The second time was alright. But when Outlook asked for my email account's password three times in a row...

Fortunately, Outlook can remember your every email account's password so you can fetch and send mail without typing.

Make Outlook Remember Your Email Password

To have Outlook remember your email account's password:

  • Select Tools | Account Settings... from the menu.
  • Go to the E-mail tab.
  • Highlight the desired email account.
    • You have to set Outlook to remember the password for each account individually.
  • Click Change....
  • Make sure Remember password is checked under Logon Information.
  • Type the email account's password under Password:.
  • If your outgoing mail server requires a different password (which is unlikely):
    • Click More Settings ....
    • Go to the Outgoing Server tab.
    • Make sure Remember password is checked under My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
    • Type the SMTP server's user name and password under User Name: and Password: respectively.
    • Click OK.
  • Click Next >.
  • Now click Finish.
  • Click Close.

Make Outlook 2003 Remember Your Email Password

To save your email account's password in Outlook 2003:

  • Select Tools | E-Mail Accounts... from the menu in Outlook 2003.
  • Make sure View or change existing e-mail accounts is selected.
  • Click Next >.
  • Highlight the desired email account.
    • You have to make Outlook remember the password for each account separately.
  • Click Change....
  • Make sure Remember password is checked under Logon Information.
  • Type the account's password under Password:.
  • Click Next >.
  • Now click Finish.

Outlook Does Not Remember Passwords In Spite of "Remember Password" Being Set

If Outlook asks you to enter your password every time you check mail although you have Remember password set for the account, wrong settings for the "Protected Storage System Provider" might be the cause.

You can try repairing the information and make Outlook remember passwords by editing the system registry.

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