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How to recover a forgotten password for Outlook


This article aims to explain the procedure for retrieving a lost or forgotten Outlook e-mail password. The method described here is simple and correct to date. However, it is recommended that users follow the instructions exactly to avoid problems. This will also save them time, if not spent on searching for Microsoft Outlook support.

No man is a machine that can remember and recall the information given in it. Because we understand that losing a password is a fairly common problem and can occur at any time, we’ve provided a comprehensive guide to help you recover or reset your password yourself. This essentially means that you do not need to contact Microsoft Technical Support for assistance.


It is not possible to manually reset the password for your Outlook setup email. You can recover your password or recover it using the password recovery tool. See below:

How to reset your password:

Download and run a free or paid password recovery tool from a trusted website. Save the file to your desktop. When finished, double-click the file and run as administrator (you may need administrator rights to run this file). Wait while the program searches Windows and shows your password. Recovering your password may take less than a minute or more. You can choose from a wide range of available tools such as Recovery Toolbox for Outlook Password, Mail PassView, Outlook Email Password Recovery v., Outlook Tool Restoration Tool v. and Outlook Password 1.4 and others.

How to reset your password:

Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) whose email account you have set up in Microsoft Outlook. Once you receive your new password, open Outlook. Click the Tools tab at the top and select Account Settings from the drop-down menu.

In the Account Settings dialog box, select the E-mail tab, and then double-click your account. The Personal Folders window will open. If it doesn’t open this field, check the Data Files tab and look for your email account name.

Click the Change Password button and enter the password you just received from your ISP in the Old Password field, enter a new password of your choice in the New Password field, and re-enter it in the desired field. Click the OK button to exit the Change Password box. Click the Apply button and then OK to exit the Personal Folders window. Click Close to exit the Account Settings window.

Instead of setting a different password, you can simply update Outlook with the password provided by your ISP. To do this, you will need to go to Internet e-mail settings. Click the Tools tab and go to Account Settings. Double-click your email account name on the Email or Data Files tab. Scroll down to the Login information heading, delete the password you have already entered, and enter the password you received from your ISP. Click to select the Remember password check box. Click the More Settings button and make the desired changes. Click the OK button to return to the previous window. Review all your settings, and then click the Test account settings button to test them. When you’re done, click the Next button, and then click Finish.

Additional tips:

It’s always a good idea to keep the password written on a piece of paper in either Windows Notepad or WordPad and saved for situations like this. Keep the piece of paper in a safe and dry place for future reference.


Source by Kumar Gandharva Jha

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