How to Delete Outlook Pop Password Cache

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By default, when you set up a POP e-mail account in Microsoft Outlook, the program will save your account password in an internal cache so that you do no need to login every time you launch Outlook. However, if you are working on a public computer or share your computer with other people, you may want to delete the password cache to reduce your security risk.

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Things you need

  • PC running Windows XP or later
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later

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  1. 1

    Close the Microsoft Outlook application.

  2. 2

    Open the "Start" menu and click on the "Run" icon.

  3. 3

    Type "regedit" into the text box and hit "Enter."

  4. 4

    Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Outlook\Security directory.

  5. 5

    Right-click anywhere in the middle of the window and choose to create a new string value.

  6. 6

    Enter "EnableRememberPwd" as the name, "REG_DWORD" as the value type and "0" as the value data.

  7. 7

    Close the Registry Editor to save the settings and delete the Outlook POP password cache.

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