Why won't Windows Live Mail remember my passwords?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by FORGIVENIAM, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. FORGIVENIAM

    FORGIVENIAM Guest

    I selected the Tools menu, accounts, selected an account, properties, server
    tab, entered the password with "remember password" checked, clicked apply and
    ok. I have done this for all accounts (there are eight).

    If I quit Windows Live Mail and restart it, the program asks me for the
    password to each account (except Hotmail) because I have it set to check all
    accounts for mail when I start the program and then in 10 minute intervals. I
    enter each account password and check the remember password box and the
    program is fine until I close it and restart it.

    I am using XP Pro SP3.

    I don't understand why it won't remember these passwords.
     
    FORGIVENIAM, Nov 6, 2009
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  2. FORGIVENIAM

    Mark G Guest

    Forgive,
    There could be a couple of answers to this problem, but the first question
    is when did you start having this problem. The reason I ask is there could be
    an easy fix like a rollback of your system to a good known point where your
    machine was working or more involved methods related to your user profile
    or a corrupt registry.
    Mark G
    --










    I Just Pretend To Know What I''''m Talking About


    "FORGIVENIAM" wrote:

    > I selected the Tools menu, accounts, selected an account, properties, server
    > tab, entered the password with "remember password" checked, clicked apply and
    > ok. I have done this for all accounts (there are eight).
    >
    > If I quit Windows Live Mail and restart it, the program asks me for the
    > password to each account (except Hotmail) because I have it set to check all
    > accounts for mail when I start the program and then in 10 minute intervals. I
    > enter each account password and check the remember password box and the
    > program is fine until I close it and restart it.
    >
    > I am using XP Pro SP3.
    >
    > I don't understand why it won't remember these passwords.
     
    Mark G, Nov 6, 2009
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  3. Either your antivirus program or one of your other security programs
    may be blocking writes to the registry. Changes can't be saved if
    they can't be written to the registry.
    Some of the security programs known to do this are:

    Ad-Aware Ad-Watch
    IBM Access Connections
    Kaspersky
    McAfee VirusScan and/or Antispyware
    Norton AV
    Spyware Blaster
    Spybot> Tools> IE Tweaks
    Spybot- Teatimer
    Spy Sweeper
    Spyware Doctor
    Zone Alarm (free) 6.5, reported to be fixed in later versions.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, Microsoft MVP (Mail)
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/profile/vandermolen


    "FORGIVENIAM" <> wrote in message news:...
    >I selected the Tools menu, accounts, selected an account, properties, server
    > tab, entered the password with "remember password" checked, clicked apply and
    > ok. I have done this for all accounts (there are eight).
    >
    > If I quit Windows Live Mail and restart it, the program asks me for the
    > password to each account (except Hotmail) because I have it set to check all
    > accounts for mail when I start the program and then in 10 minute intervals. I
    > enter each account password and check the remember password box and the
    > program is fine until I close it and restart it.
    >
    > I am using XP Pro SP3.
    >
    > I don't understand why it won't remember these passwords.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Nov 6, 2009
    #3
  4. See the Method 3 fix here
    Save password setting not retained in Outlook or Outlook Express
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290684

    For an alternate description of the procedure, see:
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_oe_passwords.htm

    Although the articles were written for Outlook Express and Office
    Outlook on XP, the same issue could affect WLM.


    --

    Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us



    "FORGIVENIAM" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I selected the Tools menu, accounts, selected an account, properties,
    > server
    > tab, entered the password with "remember password" checked, clicked
    > apply and
    > ok. I have done this for all accounts (there are eight).
    >
    > If I quit Windows Live Mail and restart it, the program asks me for
    > the
    > password to each account (except Hotmail) because I have it set to
    > check all
    > accounts for mail when I start the program and then in 10 minute
    > intervals. I
    > enter each account password and check the remember password box and
    > the
    > program is fine until I close it and restart it.
    >
    > I am using XP Pro SP3.
    >
    > I don't understand why it won't remember these passwords.
     
    Michael Santovec, Nov 7, 2009
    #4
  5. FORGIVENIAM

    PGKnox Guest

    This might be the problem:
    Go to Tools, Accounts, properties of an account, Servers & if the My Server
    Requires Authentication box is checked, click on the Settings button next to
    it & make sure your password is in there.
    Other than this, I have no clue.

    "FORGIVENIAM" wrote:

    > I selected the Tools menu, accounts, selected an account, properties, server
    > tab, entered the password with "remember password" checked, clicked apply and
    > ok. I have done this for all accounts (there are eight).
    >
    > If I quit Windows Live Mail and restart it, the program asks me for the
    > password to each account (except Hotmail) because I have it set to check all
    > accounts for mail when I start the program and then in 10 minute intervals. I
    > enter each account password and check the remember password box and the
    > program is fine until I close it and restart it.
    >
    > I am using XP Pro SP3.
    >
    > I don't understand why it won't remember these passwords.
     
    PGKnox, Nov 8, 2009
    #5
  6. FORGIVENIAM

    ...winston Guest

    If the incoming server is set to use/remember the username/pw, and the outgoing enabled to use the incoming settings, then entry
    of the username/pw is not necessary on the Settings dialog box.

    --
    ....winston
    MS-MVP[Mail]

    "PGKnox" <> wrote in message news:...
    > This might be the problem:
    > Go to Tools, Accounts, properties of an account, Servers & if the My Server
    > Requires Authentication box is checked, click on the Settings button next to
    > it & make sure your password is in there.
    > Other than this, I have no clue.
    >
    > "FORGIVENIAM" wrote:
    >
    >> I selected the Tools menu, accounts, selected an account, properties, server
    >> tab, entered the password with "remember password" checked, clicked apply and
    >> ok. I have done this for all accounts (there are eight).
    >>
    >> If I quit Windows Live Mail and restart it, the program asks me for the
    >> password to each account (except Hotmail) because I have it set to check all
    >> accounts for mail when I start the program and then in 10 minute intervals. I
    >> enter each account password and check the remember password box and the
    >> program is fine until I close it and restart it.
    >>
    >> I am using XP Pro SP3.
    >>
    >> I don't understand why it won't remember these passwords.
     
    ...winston, Nov 9, 2009
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