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Windows mail keeps asking me for password

  1. #1


    mollie Guest

    Windows mail keeps asking me for password

    For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep getting a
    message to sign in with username and password which i have never had before.
    Can anyone help

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  2. #2


    PMVin Guest

    RE: Windows mail keeps asking me for password

    I also have this problem but I am unable to phathom what the user name and
    password can be! I have entered the email details but does not work. I
    cannot now look at my emails through Windows Mail. Can anyone PLEASE
    help.....

    "mollie" wrote:

    > For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep getting a
    > message to sign in with username and password which i have never had before.
    > Can anyone help

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  3. #3


    Craigy Guest

    RE: Windows mail keeps asking me for password

    Me too. But I can read, receive and send emails. Only came up two days ago.
    Very annoying.

    "PMVin" wrote:

    > I also have this problem but I am unable to phathom what the user name and
    > password can be! I have entered the email details but does not work. I
    > cannot now look at my emails through Windows Mail. Can anyone PLEASE
    > help.....
    >
    > "mollie" wrote:
    >

    > > For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep getting a
    > > message to sign in with username and password which i have never had before.
    > > Can anyone help

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  4. #4


    mac Guest

    Re: Windows mail keeps asking me for password


    "PMVin" <PMVin@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2AF9CFDE-B51B-4A16-8979-736AB36C3D05@xxxxxx

    >I also have this problem but I am unable to phathom what the user name and
    > password can be! I have entered the email details but does not work. I
    > cannot now look at my emails through Windows Mail. Can anyone PLEASE
    > help.....
    >
    > "mollie" wrote:
    >

    >> For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep
    >> getting a
    >> message to sign in with username and password which i have never had
    >> before.
    >> Can anyone help
    You need to contact your mail provider for those details.

    Surely you have them written some where, in the account set up mail that
    your ISP sent to you perhaps?


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/



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  5. #5


    mac Guest

    Re: Windows mail keeps asking me for password


    "mollie" <mollie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6C9EC9A4-9AF3-4860-91F7-7BABEF65E488@xxxxxx

    > For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep
    > getting a
    > message to sign in with username and password which i have never had
    > before.
    > Can anyone help

    If you are certain that you are using the correct log on details U/N & PW.

    Your account as probably been corrupted by some 3rd party application that
    is scanning your mail, such as Norton? If so it will happen again soon.

    Then go to tools>accounts>select the account>properties.

    Note all the details from each tab, and then remove and rebuild the account,
    after closing and reopening WM.

    You will not lose any mail in the process.

    TIP:
    In future when ever the U/N & PW prompt pops up, ALWAYS click cancel, if
    you click OK WM wipes out both entries.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/



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  6. #6


    mollie Guest

    Re: Windows mail keeps asking me for password



    "mac" wrote:

    >
    > "PMVin" <PMVin@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2AF9CFDE-B51B-4A16-8979-736AB36C3D05@xxxxxx

    > >I also have this problem but I am unable to phathom what the user name and
    > > password can be! I have entered the email details but does not work. I
    > > cannot now look at my emails through Windows Mail. Can anyone PLEASE
    > > help.....
    > >
    > > "mollie" wrote:
    > >

    > >> For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep
    > >> getting a
    > >> message to sign in with username and password which i have never had
    > >> before.
    > >> Can anyone help
    >
    > You need to contact your mail provider for those details.
    >
    > Surely you have them written some where, in the account set up mail that
    > your ISP sent to you perhaps?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards Steve.
    > MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    > http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    >
    >
    >The message I get when trying to send e-mails is this i have never had to sign in before until 2 days ago its as if it wont let me access e-mails until I sign in
    Account: 'mail.talktalk.net', Server: 'mail.talktalk.net', Protocol: POP3,
    Server Response: '-ERR Login failed.', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server
    Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92

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  7. #7


    Craigy Guest

    Re: Windows mail keeps asking me for password

    I had the exact same error. Tried what you have suggested and no dice. It
    still comes up. Any other suggestions? Cheers

    "mac" wrote:

    >
    > "mollie" <mollie@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:6C9EC9A4-9AF3-4860-91F7-7BABEF65E488@xxxxxx

    > > For the last 2 days i haven't been able to access my e-mails i keep
    > > getting a
    > > message to sign in with username and password which i have never had
    > > before.
    > > Can anyone help
    >
    >
    > If you are certain that you are using the correct log on details U/N & PW.
    >
    > Your account as probably been corrupted by some 3rd party application that
    > is scanning your mail, such as Norton? If so it will happen again soon.
    >
    > Then go to tools>accounts>select the account>properties.
    >
    > Note all the details from each tab, and then remove and rebuild the account,
    > after closing and reopening WM.
    >
    > You will not lose any mail in the process.
    >
    > TIP:
    > In future when ever the U/N & PW prompt pops up, ALWAYS click cancel, if
    > you click OK WM wipes out both entries.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Regards Steve.
    > MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    > http://www.getsafeonline.org/
    >
    >
    >

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  8. #8


    mac Guest

    Re: Windows mail keeps asking me for password


    "Craigy" <Craigy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7B69C28C-446E-459C-AD3F-7DD7D47EFF80@xxxxxx

    >I had the exact same error. Tried what you have suggested and no dice. It
    > still comes up. Any other suggestions? Cheers
    >
    > "mac" wrote:
    This thread is a real MESS!!!

    With two users "piggy-backing" on to the original with "me too" responses.

    Never do this, always start your own new thread. You will get specific help
    that way.

    Even I am having to check who said what here?

    Craigy, originally you said "Me too. But I can read, receive and send
    emails"

    If the above is true then the error could be that your ISP is experiencing
    intermittent server problems?

    Start a new thread please.


    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/




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  9. #9


    Gary VanderMolen Guest

    Re: Windows mail keeps asking me for password

    That type of problem is usually caused by interference from a non-
    compatible antivirus program. Which antivirus are you running?
    As a minimum, email scanning in the antivirus must be turned off,
    although that may not be sufficient to eliminate all bad effects.
    In a worst case scenario, your antivirus may need to be uninstalled.

    Email scanning in any antivirus must be disabled, for reasons
    explained here:
    http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tuto...ning/index.htm

    If no improvement after disabling email scanning, consider upgrading
    to Windows Live Mail, because it is less prone to suffering bad effects
    from overly intrusive antivirus programs:
    http://download.live.com/wlmail

    --
    Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


    "mollie" <mollie@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:1D67270E-FDD1-4956-B144-76FE7FED6737@xxxxxx

    >
    >The message I get when trying to send e-mails is this i have never had to sign in before until 2 days ago its as if it wont let me access e-mails until I sign in
    >
    > Account: 'mail.talktalk.net', Server: 'mail.talktalk.net', Protocol: POP3,
    > Server Response: '-ERR Login failed.', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server
    > Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC92

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