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    Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    I have 7 email accounts on my Outlook. When I go to Tools - Accounts - Mail and look under the server properties for each account, the password box is blank and the Remember password box is ticked. Whatever I have tried to do to get the thing to remember the actual password for these accounts, it just stays the same.

    Can anyone help, I want it to remember my passwords!!

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Is that XP and are you logged in with admin rights?

    When you say blank, you do mean no ********* in there either, right?

    Did you try unchecking it, exiting Outlook. Starting Outlook, and then set and check the passwords?
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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Hi Bill,

    Thanks for that. However, when I remove the tick from the "Remember password" box, the place you enter the password greys out and I can't enter anything in it. So your advice, although it seems logical, does not work.

    I use W2K and Outlook 2000 and I have admin rights if that has any significance.

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    The account information sometimes becomes corrupted in the registry. At that point, it often is best to delete and recreate it. However, this is going to be a hassle with so many accounts.

    I think there is a way to "export" the account settings, but the technique slips my mind, and I no longer have Outlook 2000. One possibility is that you open Outlook Express and import the account settings to there, then export them from Outlook Express to a file, then delete the accounts from Outlook, then import the file you created from OE. But before trying that, see if you can find something that someone actually recommends.

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    I will give that a go in the next few days and let you know if it works.

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Did you ever resolve the problem, i have OL 2000 and Windows 2000 and running into same problem, it started when i changed for E-Mail only to Corporate.

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Yes, I tried that and it did not work. I tried "Detect & Repair" and that didn't work. It is a real pain in the neck. The programme is detemined to "remember" that my password is blank and refuses to change.

    I guess another way of asking this same question is, has anyone ever CHANGED their eamil account password in Outlook 2000? If so, how did you do it?

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Yes, I just clear the box and type in the new one. It has always worked for me.

    Are you on a company system?
    Some IT departments will BLOCK the saving of passwords.

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

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Nope, this is my own personal home PC I'm talking about.

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 18-May-04 09:27. Added hot link)</P>I just recently had the same problem and resolved my problem by following the instructions in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 275467
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;275467

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    Re: Incoming Mail Server: Passwords (2000 (9.0.0.6627))

    Johnny,

    Thanks for that. I've tried that and it SEEMS to have worked. The proof of the pudding is if the improvement lasts until tomorrow!! Oh, and thanks for adding the hotlink, although I found the article before you edited your posting.

    If you don't get me back on this topic in the next 36 hours, count this problem as solved.

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