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How to Change Password in Outlook 2016

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.

Part 1: How to change Outlook 2016 .pst file password

Step 1: Start your Microsoft Outlook 2016 app. If you are asked for data file (.PST) password, type your password and click OK.

start Outlook 2016

Tips: If you forgot the password, use Outlook Password Refixer to retrieve Outlook 2016 .PST file password.

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.

click Data File Properties

Step 3: Click Advanced button.

click Advanced

Step 4: Click Change Password button.

click Change Password

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.

change pst password

Part 2: How to change email account password in Outlook 2016

Step 1: Likewise, start your Outlook 2016 app.

Step 2: Click File. Select Info tab and then click Account Settings -> Account Settings.

click 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.

select email account and click Change

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.

change email account password

Step 5: Outlook will test your email account. Once all tests are completed successfully, click close.

click close button

Step 6: Click Finish. Your e-mail account password has been successfully changed in Outlook 2016.

click Finish

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).

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.

click E-mail Accounts button

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.