Many users complain that they’re often required to enter account password. This article will talk about its causes and solutions.
I believe that many people must have encountered the situation where Outlook requires them to enter email account password again. Indeed I had the same experiences. Only in 10 minutes I was demanded to enter password 3 times. Outlook always informs me that email server refuses my login. I need to check my user name and password. Confronted with this crazy problem alike, everybody will absolutely get mad. I suffered a lot at that time. Fortunately, I get an expert guide from my friends, and eventually make clear the reasons.
In conclusion, there are many reasons for this problem. Three primary reasons will be introduced in detail as followings.
Outlook Is Locked
Faced with the annoying dialog box of requiring password, we should firstly consider whether Outlook is locked or not. The common reason is that perhaps you are using a POP3 account. So you won’t be able to access your Outlook application, if you are checking mails by other device, such as your smartphone or another computer. Of course, IMAP accounts may also have the same problem because of too many accesses to the server.
Depending on this scenario, you should stop all operations on other devices right now. Moreover, if possible, you had better use other devices less often since then.
Your Profile Is Corrupt
If Outlook isn’t locked, you need to define whether your profile is corrupt or not. You cannot open a corrupt profile certainly. Basis of this cause, you can remove and re-add the profile to fix it. Go to “Mail” applet in “Control Panel”. You can both remove and create a profile there.
Account Password Is Damaged
Apart from the two reasons above, you would think about the problems of password. For instance, does your account password is damaged? Actually Only in Windows XP, password is prone to damage. If you are using Windows 7/8, this reason is rare. Thus under this circumstance, in Win 7/8 you can just remove password via Credential manager, which can be located in Control Panel. In Win XP, it will be far more troublesome.
Remedy after Outlook Crashes
Actually missing Password is only a small glitch in Outlook. What is worst problem is Outlook data loss due to crashes. Therefore, we should append great significance to those malicious factors, which result in Outlook crashes. In the event of crashes, we should make a quick remedy immediately. For instance, it is highly suggested to resort to an effectual Outlook recovery tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair. It can scan and recover corrupted Outlook files rapidly.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com