If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2016 to handle emails and store various data, you may sometimes need to change password for your e-mail account or the (.PST) data file for some reasons. For example, if you have changed your internet email account password, Outlook can’t be able to connect to your email before you update its password. Now, this post shows how to change password in Outlook 2016.
Step 1: Start your Microsoft Outlook 2016 app. If you are asked for data file (.PST) password, type your password and click OK.
Step 2: In the left pane, select the .PST file whose password you want to change, right-click on it, and then select Data File Properties.
Step 3: Click Advanced button.
Step 4: Click Change Password button.
Step 5: Type your old .pst file password and type a new password twice, and then click OK. Click OK twice to close the dialogs. Then your Outlook 2016 .pst file password has been changed successfully.
Step 1: Likewise, start your Outlook 2016 app.
Step 2: Click File. Select Info tab and then click Account Settings -> Account Settings.
Step 3: After the Account Settings dialog opens, select the E-mail tab, select the e-mail account whose password you want to change, and then click the Change button.
Step 4: After Change Account dialog opens, locate the Logon Information section. Then delete the old password and type your new password in the Password box, and then click Next.
Step 5: Outlook will test your email account. Once all tests are completed successfully, click close.
Step 6: Click Finish. Your e-mail account password has been successfully changed in Outlook 2016.
Alternative: You can also change Outlook 2016 e-mail account password via Windows Control Panel. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Control Panel. Type mail in the search box and then click Mail (Microsoft Outlook 2016).
Step 2: In Mail Setup –Outlook dialog, click E-mail Accounts button. If you are asked for data file (.PST) password, type your password and click OK, or click Cancel.
Step 3: After Accounts Settings dialog opens, select your e-mail account and click Change. Then delete the old password and type your new password.
Tips: What's more, there is a way to help you remove e-mail account in Outlook 2016/2013/2010 if you want to delete your e-mail account.