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    passwords in outlook 2000

    I am running office 2000 on a windows 2000 laptop. I can not get outlook to remember my e-mail passwords. I am forced to re-enter everytime, even though I have checked remember password.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    corporate or IMO mode and is this for internet mail or exchange server?

    The fix for password problems is to delete the *.pwl file, but this my not help if it's an exchange server password.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    Internet email. What is IMO? this is my first experience with 2000...Office or windows!

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    look in help > about. it'll either save corporate or internet mail only.

    you can get internet mail in either mode, but only corporate allows you to connect to exchange server. IMO mode offers a few nice features and is recommended unless you need corporate mode.

    rename the pwl file in your windows directory. see if that lets you save it.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    I did a search of all my C drive for *.pwl I didn't find anything?!

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    shoot, i forgot you are on win2k. i don't think it uses such low security things as pwl files for password storage.

    check you internet acct properties - is there a checkbox for save password? and is it checked?

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    The box to save passwords is checked. I have never had this probelm with 95 or 98.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    I've followed this thread and happen to have the same challenge with Outlook 2000 remembering my IMO password and, yes, the Acct | Properties | Servers has the box checked to remember the password *but* it will not keep the password even after saving, closing, etc.

    I'm also running Win2k.

    Looking forward to a super solution!

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    have you tried unchecking that box and using once, then rechecking? windows sometimes forgets the state of the checkboxes.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    Yes, I've done that numerous times, but it seems the box can never stay checked.

    Thanks for not looking over the obvious!

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    Did you recently change Windows network clients (or delete you client altogether for security purposes)? Removing the client can eliminate password saving features. See the FAQ at grc.com for more info.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    Uh, I don't think so since I don't know what you're talking about :*-)

    grc.com is a pretty decent site; however, I'm a 'work-out-of-the-basement' W2k user, so there's no firewall, etc.

    Thanks just the same... or did I overlook something?

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    in networking applet, do you have client for ms networks installed? generally a good sign is if network neighborhood is on your desktop, you'll have it and if it's missing from the desktop, you won't. you need it to save passwords.

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    Re: passwords in outlook 2000

    Mary:

    Wonder if one of the 3rd party password managers would work without the MS client?.

    Don't really want to mess up my own systems to test it. [img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img] But wonder if you have run into the case.

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    Yes, the network neighborhood is on the desktop (?)

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