Passwords Part Deux

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by AlleyCat, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. AlleyCat

    AlleyCat Guest

    I want Windows Live Email to ask me for a password every time it syncs.
    Right now, it only asks for the password once and then syncs without a
    password allowing anyone to read mail.
    AlleyCat, Jul 1, 2012
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  2. AlleyCat

    Good Guy Guest

    How are you accessing your e-mail? Are you using WLM, OL or browser?
    If you are using a browser then please state which one - IE or Firefox?

    Hope you can come back with these answers so that a method can be
    suggested to clear the password from CACHE.

    Good Guy
    Good Guy, Jul 1, 2012
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  3. AlleyCat

    VanguardLH Guest

    NOTE: Original newsgroups were:
    The OneCare newsgroup is unrelated (and is off-topic) since it isn't an
    e-mail product, so it was omitted in my reply.
    "Allowing anyone to read mail" would apply only if you leave your
    computer unattended while your Windows session was still available
    (i.e., you didn't logout or don't use a screen saver with password login
    required) or you CHOSE to share your Windows account with everyone else
    (because everyone else *is* YOU when they login using your own login
    credentials that you gave them or because you configured Windows to
    auto-login under your login credentials).

    Stop sharing your Windows account with anyone that walks up to your
    computer while you are away (use a password-protected screen saver and
    use Win+L to immediately lock your session as you leave) or by sharing
    your account with others (don't give your login credentials to others
    and stop using auto-login which anyone powering up your computer logs
    into your account).

    As to reusing your login password to the e-mail provider, just don't
    save the password. Then on every sync you will get asked for the login
    credentials because you chose not to save them all (the password is
    missing). If you've already saved your password, try using an invalid
    one which results in a non-connection. Then enter the correct password
    but make sure the option to save/remember your password is disabled.
    Just do NOT enable the "Remember password option".

    Do you have WLM only polling your e-mail accounts? Or did you also
    configure WLM to log into your Live account to sync WLM to your online
    calendar and contacts? Those are two separate logins within WLM. This
    was discussed in your prior other thread.

    By the way, just what does this topic have to do with the Live.Onecare
    newsgroup to which you cross-posted? Onecare is a security suite
    (, was replaced by Microsoft
    Security Essentials, is NOT an e-mail client, & discontinued 3 years ago
    Not all services tagged "Live" by Microsoft deal with e-mail.
    VanguardLH, Jul 13, 2012
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