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    IE6 Password (IE6)

    Hello Woody and friends. I know this wioll have been gone over before but...
    Why has Windows put a 16 digit thingy where my password should be and ought I be concerned. I was having kittens yesterday 'cos I thought my settings had been attacked by something.
    Access to the web is not as smooth as it should be and O/Express sometimes disconnects. This is better than yesterday though when my ISP did not recognise my password -which of course it wouldn't as it does not appear to be mine!
    Why dont they keep things simple?
    With this in mind if any of you have any thoughts can you appreciate that I havent got a clue and not be too technical.
    OR should I just sign up to Firefox?

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    Re: IE6 Password (IE6)

    I do not think this is a IE issue, but with your ISP. Sounds like a server problem.
    Who is your ISP?
    Have you checked with them?

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

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    Re: IE6 Password (IE6)

    Redrob,
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    put a 16 digit thingy where my password should be
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    Could you be a bit more explicit as to what a "thingy" is?

    Are you talking about a group of 16 asterisks showing where you password would be?
    If so, most programs will show asterisks and also MORE than the number of digits in your password, as a security feature. So, if you type in a seven digit password, for example, it will show maybe 14 asterisks in it's place. Therefore, if someone looks at your password location, they couldn't tell how many digits you actually have used. ( and of course, WHAT they are )

    So far as the ISP not recognizing the password, have you tried to retype the password? If still no luck, contact your ISP and work with their tech people to rectify the access problem. Going to Firefox or any other browser will not solve that problem.

    And BTW, Welcome to the Lounge! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: IE6 Password (IE6)

    Thanks in particular to Viking33. What you explained seems to be the issue. I persisted and kept on trying to log on and eventually did get online and everything synchronised itself. Interestingly My Isp has placed its telephone centre in some spot where English is not the first language and the poor lass on the phone could not get her head round the problem at all.
    But I am sorted now.
    Thanks for being an expert

    Redrob

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    Re: IE6 Password (IE6)

    Hi Redrob,
    Glad to see you are back on line again.

    BTW, Your ISP isn't Verizon is it?
    Long painful story but some of the Loungers will recognize it ! <img src=/S/groan.gif border=0 alt=groan width=16 height=15>
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