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    History security (5.0)

    This must be an obvious one, but....

    At home, running W2K with IE5.0
    I go to Yahoo, check email, sign out, and then sign out completely.
    Close IE
    Open IE and reconnect.
    Open the History, and I can select the entry that relates to my Inbox, and get straight in!

    How do I kill those entries in the history?

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    With the use of TweakUI, you can have these deleted <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    But I don't have TweakUI at work, and do not have the same problem!

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    ?Set the "Days to keep pages in History" to "0" days?

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Again, I'm afraid, that is what I have at work but still I don't get the problem!

    (And what really annoys me about setting the 'keep pages' to 0 days is that it waits until midnight (?) before clearing the previous day!)

    A similar problem at home is that I can not log out of the Lounge - I can click on 'Logout', but next time I visit the Main index, I'm back in.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    What is different about your Work and Home systems? I wonder which system is correct? I would think that the History is NOT supposed to disappear after you close IE -- isn't that right? So is your Home system behaving appropriately and your Work system the atypical one?? I don't know.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Hi Lief:

    Just tested this with XP/IE6. System properly remembered login state. You might have some funny cookies at home. Try deleting the www.wopr.com cookie.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>One of these day's I will spell your name correctly. I before E except after Leif. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Good question(s)!
    Different hardware, but otherwise very similar setups.
    What is odd is that someone who uses the PC to access Hotmail, and another who access some obscure mail account in Slovakia, do NOT have the same 'problem' - i.e. there is no link to their 'logged in' state in the history file.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Hi Ain <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Yes - I'm off home soon so I'll play around with the cookie settings and check what's in the cookie jar. My preference is for prompt, but <big>someone else</big> has an alternative preference - i.e. accept anything and everything.
    It's no great problem - security within the family members is no great issue - I'm more curious than anything.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Well, I tried two different computers. If I close IE and reopen, I can always get the correct History links -- ie., the ones I just visited.

    I am not sure there is any way to avoid that -- unless you Log out as yourself and sign in as a different user...

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Just tried again at work and it wouldn't let me in
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    it did come up with a reason, and it appears it is down to cookies.
    There also appears to be an adjustable time limit on how long you are logged in for - I just can't find it is....
    Yet.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.....

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Is it possible that IE is remembering passwords for you at home and not at work? Otherwise, I don't see how you can get back into a signed out mail session!

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    You could tackle this from the other direction instead.... You may want to check your password expiration setting in Yahoo. You may be able to shorten the timeframe that your password is good for, after which Yahoo will require your password to be re-entered, even if you (or someone else) are following the link straight back to your mailbox.

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    Re: History security (5.0)

    Thanks for continuing to think about this!
    I'm afraid I haven't had much time to look into it further, but you have given me some clues and ideas to look into. There are definitely differences in the setup of the two computers - for example at work I am prompted for (and mainly reject) cookies, whereas at home they are all accepted. But to my mind, if it was related to cookies, the cookie would remember I had signed out.
    The machine that will not let me back in has 'Userdata persistence' and 'Auto-complete' enabled - I'm not sure about the other.
    I also need to check the User Authentication / Logon settings . . .

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