Remember My Password, "forgets" my Password

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Boblink, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Boblink

    Boblink Guest

    Hi, have clicked "Remember My ID and Password" nut my system appears to be
    very arbitrary in remembering the User ID and / or the Password.
    I thought I had checked all the correct boxes but it very arbitrary in what
    it remembers and what it doesn't remember.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Boblink, Jan 4, 2009
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  2. Boblink

    Gordon Guest

    And what "user ID and password" would this be?
    Gordon, Jan 4, 2009
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  3. Boblink

    DL Guest

    Remember in what application?
    DL, Jan 4, 2009
  4. Boblink

    Boblink Guest

    Hi guys, this occurs with several applications and almost ALWAYS happens when
    I open IE7.0 (i.e. I advised it to Remember My User ID and Password but when
    I open IE again, I am asked for this information again).
    It also occasionally occurs with Hotmail my bank,...
    It NEVER occurs (i.e. my ID and Password are ALWAYS remembered) with WSJ,
    eBay, Paypal....
    Some applications it NEVER remembers my User ID and /or Password, some other
    applications it ALWAYS remembers them and still others application it's "hit
    or miss".
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Boblink, Jan 5, 2009
  5. Boblink

    Dave T. Guest

    Very often I experience the same thing whenever I allow one of my
    malware apps to clean up low risk items and "MRU's". If you delete the
    cookies that these websites place on your computer they no longer know
    you, and you have to type in the ID and password again.

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Jan 5, 2009
  6. Boblink

    Gordon Guest

    Ummm you don't NEED a "User ID and password" to open IE7. What are yoy doing

    <Sigh> and WHAT "applications" ARE THEY? (Blood and stone springs to mind -
    no-one here can see your computer....)
    Gordon, Jan 5, 2009
  7. Boblink

    Boblink Guest

    Sorry Gordon, what I meant to say is when I open Yahoo Mail with Mozilla, no
    problem, it remembers my ID and Password but when I open Yahoo Mail with
    IE70, it does NOR remember my ID and/or Password, it ALWAYS asks for my ID
    and Password. I did NOT do anything different with IE and it works fine with
    Mozilla but NOT with IE.
    Boblink, Jan 5, 2009
  8. Boblink

    Boblink Guest

    Hi Dave, an interesting theory but when I tested it, I don't believe that it
    holds true. I opened and closed Yahoo Mail five consecutive times with IE7.0
    and did NOT run any Malware/Spyware programs (which I usually run at night)
    and ALL five times, Yahoo Mail asked me for my User ID and Password. When I
    did the same thing with Mozilla, Yahoo Mail opened without any "handholdong".
    Boblink, Jan 5, 2009
  9. Boblink

    Gordon Guest

    Sounds like the cookies options have been changed - it does happen!
    Try adding the Yahoo Mail url to Trusted Sites - Internet Options-Security.
    Click on Trusted Sites and then on the Sites button.
    Gordon, Jan 5, 2009
  10. Boblink

    Boblink Guest

    Thanks Gordon.

    Boblink, Jan 5, 2009
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