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January 2017

Solution: Outlook Keeps Asking Me for My Password – macOS Sierra 10.12.2

This is a fun one. The kind of problem that makes you throw your computer in the dumpster. But fear not. The fix is super simple.

Sometimes, for various reasons, you may need to change your Password on your machine.
You might notice that Outlook (15.30) is asking you for your password EVERY GOD DAMN SECOND.

Now to be clear, it’s not asking for Keychain access. It’s just asking for the password.
If you type your username or password in, and they are not correct, you’ll get a nice error saying that you are wrong and should try to suck less.

But, in the particular problem, you type it all in correctly, the login screen goes away, then just pops back up asking for MOAR.

The solution:

  1. Open up your “Keychain Access” application.
  2. Click Passwords.
  3. You can delete them all, and that’s not a big deal.
    You could also be more surgical, and find references to Microsoft Office Identities and MSOpenTech and delete those.
  4. Close Outlook.
  5. Re-open Outlook.
  6. Type in your password for the LAST GOD DAMN TIME.
  7. Realize you’ve missed 246 e-mails that day.