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    How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    I cannot get Vista to remember passwords from one session to another. As well, I cannot connect to MSN Messenger as it will not recognize my login or password. Any suggestions?

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    Hi Jerry,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    If you mean for a web site, then you will need to have cookies enabled or enabled "Per Site". It should remember the password for next time as long as you do not delete the cookie for that that site. You can see more on how to do this here.

    Cookies


    For MSN Messenger, you will need to have Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet in Tools checked, Options, General tab. On the main Messenger window, you will also need to have Remember my password, Remember me, and Sign me in automatically checked.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    My problem with passwords is with my Outlook e-mail not a particular site. Each time I sign in I have to enter my password and when I try to send or receive I have to enter my password again and again.

    On MSN Messenger the boxes you indicate to check are grey and do not permit me to check them.

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    Jerry,

    In Outlook, check these settings:

    1. Click on Tools and Account Settings
    2. Double click on the email account that you have this problem with
    3. Make sure you have the correct user name and password entered
    4. Check "Remember password"
    5. Click Next and Finish


    For Messenger, have Allow automatic sign in when connected to the internet checked in the Tools Menu, Options, General tab area. Next, see if you can check these items now.

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    I tried what you suggested in Outlook. When I double clicked on the account the password was not there, so I entered it, and checked the remember box. However, it still requires a password when I try to send or receive - any other ideas?

    I am going to try the Messenger thing now.

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    I went to Tools, Options and the General Area but the box you indicated to check is not there - am I doing something wrong?

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    What version Outlook?

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Kaell View Post
    I tried what you suggested in Outlook. When I double clicked on the account the password was not there, so I entered it, and checked the remember box. However, it still requires a password when I try to send or receive - any other ideas?

    I am going to try the Messenger thing now.
    You may have to go the the accounts/ servers tab and tick the 'My server requires authentication' box.

    Hope this helps.

    Gary

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Kaell View Post
    I went to Tools, Options and the General Area but the box you indicated to check is not there - am I doing something wrong?
    Jerry, what version of Windows Live Messenger are you using?

    It should look like this in the Tools, Options, General area :

    -messenger-jpg

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    Re: How do you get Vista to remember passwords

    I have no screen like that - where is it supposed to be?

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