Outlook not working with VPN 1

These days I regularly use my PC with a VPN turned on, however if I leave my VPN on for too long, Outlook notifies me that I need to login to my accounts and change my password.

This requires going into each of my four different email addresses and changing them every single time, and it gets annoying very quickly.

The reason this is happening is because when I change my virtual location with my VPN, Outlook thinks that my accounts have been hacked and it blocks access. It’s actually a good safety measure that I want in place, but I also want to be able to use a VPN without having to do this all the time.

The good news is the best VPNs offer a feature that allows you to keep this hacking protection and use a VPN simultaneously. It’s called split-tunneling.

How I fixed Outlook asking for login when using a VPN

It’s pretty easy to fix this problem, all you need is a VPN that supports split-tunneling. VPN split tunneling lets you choose which internet traffic goes through your VPN and which uses your regular internet connection.

Check to see if your VPN supports split-tunneling. If it does, all you have to do is add Outlook (or any email client for that matter) to the “disable” or “turn off” list and it will no longer use the VPN. It will use your normal internet connection

This will prevent these errors or requests to login again from popping up. If your VPN doesn’t support split-tunneling the VPNs I use are NordVPN and ExpressVPN. These are very fast, and their split-tunneling features are very good.

If you’re interested in either of these VPNs, you can get a discount for them here and here. Also, if you want, both of them have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t like them. But even better, with their features you won’t have to constantly login to your email accounts on Outlook.

Patch Bowen
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