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Password with special characters

  1. #1


    DIBO Guest

    Password with special characters

    i can't login when my password contains special characters like @,[,],_ , i
    don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my password to a one that
    doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    Where are you trying to log on?

    Is this the mail account logon (Tools, Accounts, Mail, Properties,
    Accounts, Servers)?

    Or the Windows Live sign-in (upper right hand corner of the screen?

    What error message are you getting?

    --

    Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



    "DIBO" <DIBO@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:40AFDD5D-046C-4329-9A68-F39D17CE737B@xxxxxx

    > i can't login when my password contains special characters like
    > @,[,],_ , i
    > don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my password to a one
    > that
    > doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body
    > help


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    N. Miller Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 06:30:00 -0800, DIBO wrote:

    > i can't login when my password contains special characters like @,[,],_ , i
    > don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my password to a one that
    > doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body help
    It would really help to know which service you are logging in to. This
    newsgroup is for discussion of the Windows Live Mail client, which can be
    use with any email service. If you are discussing Windows Live Hotmail, this
    is not the group.

    --
    Norman
    ~Oh Lord, why have you come
    ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    You wish to use non supported characters for your password ?
    Why ?

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    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail


    "DIBO" <DIBO@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:40AFDD5D-046C-4329-9A68-F39D17CE737B@xxxxxx

    > i can't login when my password contains special characters like @,[,],_ , i
    > don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my password to a one that
    > doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Ildhund Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    From Help for 'Windows Live ID and Account Management':
    <quote>
    A strong password:
    Contains seven to sixteen characters.
    Uses three of the following four types of characters:
    * Uppercase letters (A, B, C).
    * Lowercase letters (a, b, c).
    * Numerals (1, 2, 3).
    * Special characters (` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \
    : " ; ' < > ? , . /) .
    </quote>
    so it must be somewhere else that @, [, ] and _ are unsupported in
    passwords. When he tells us where that is, we'll find out.
    --
    Noel

    "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e0HUI4JdJHA.552@xxxxxx

    > You wish to use non supported characters for your password ?
    > Why ?
    >
    > --
    > ...winston
    > ms-mvp mail
    >
    >
    > "DIBO" <DIBO@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:40AFDD5D-046C-4329-9A68-F39D17CE737B@xxxxxx

    >> i can't login when my password contains special characters like
    >> @,[,],_ , i don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my
    >> password to a one that doesn't contain a special character and it
    >> works , so can any body help
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    Chances are, the OP's mail provider does not allow the special characters.

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "Ildhund" <jnllb@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:e7kpHgKdJHA.4124@xxxxxx

    > From Help for 'Windows Live ID and Account Management':
    > <quote>
    > A strong password:
    > Contains seven to sixteen characters.
    > Uses three of the following four types of characters:
    > * Uppercase letters (A, B, C).
    > * Lowercase letters (a, b, c).
    > * Numerals (1, 2, 3).
    > * Special characters (` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /) .
    > </quote>
    > so it must be somewhere else that @, [, ] and _ are unsupported in passwords. When he tells us where that is, we'll find out.
    > --
    > Noel
    >
    > "...winston" <winstonmvp@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:e0HUI4JdJHA.552@xxxxxx

    >> You wish to use non supported characters for your password ?
    >> Why ?
    >>
    >> --
    >> ...winston
    >> ms-mvp mail
    >>
    >>
    >> "DIBO" <DIBO@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:40AFDD5D-046C-4329-9A68-F39D17CE737B@xxxxxx

    >>> i can't login when my password contains special characters like @,[,],_ , i don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed
    >>> my password to a one that doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body help
    >>


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  7. #7


    t-4-2 Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    To my understanding, passwords can NOT contain " symbols ". Only alphabets
    and numbers.
    t-4-2

    "DIBO" <DIBO@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:40AFDD5D-046C-4329-9A68-F39D17CE737B@xxxxxx

    > i can't login when my password contains special characters like @,[,],_ ,
    > i
    > don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my password to a one that
    > doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body help

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    ???
    See Ildhund's post.

    --
    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail


    "t-4-2" <dhuang1@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:4B6D52CF-CD45-4753-A85F-6C17AFE46923@xxxxxx

    > To my understanding, passwords can NOT contain " symbols ". Only alphabets and numbers.
    > t-4-2
    >
    > "DIBO" <DIBO@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:40AFDD5D-046C-4329-9A68-F39D17CE737B@xxxxxx

    >> i can't login when my password contains special characters like @,[,],_ , i
    >> don't know why , i have tried alot , , i changed my password to a one that
    >> doesn't contain a special character and it works , so can any body help
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    N. Miller Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:56:22 -0500, t-4-2 wrote:

    > To my understanding, passwords can NOT contain " symbols ". Only alphabets
    > and numbers.
    Tell that to CompuServe Classic. They *require* a non-alphanumeric symbol in
    the password. Something like 1a2b3c#4d5e6f.

    --
    Norman
    ~Oh Lord, why have you come
    ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    oppiTronic Guest

    Re: Password with special characters

    The rule of thumb for a secure password is:
    at least 8 chars (more than 15 for secure local passwords)
    a mix of upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols.

    I would avoid / \ ~ * ` ^ < > & ? " ; , | and blanks since they might
    cause problems with certain apps.

    But ! $ % ( ) = * + # ' - _ . : @ should be no problem.



    "N. Miller" <anonymous@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:v5m5es0wre6m$.dlg@xxxxxx

    > On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 13:56:22 -0500, t-4-2 wrote:
    >

    >> To my understanding, passwords can NOT contain " symbols ". Only
    >> alphabets
    >> and numbers.
    >
    > Tell that to CompuServe Classic. They *require* a non-alphanumeric symbol
    > in
    > the password. Something like 1a2b3c#4d5e6f.
    >
    > --
    > Norman
    > ~Oh Lord, why have you come
    > ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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