keep getting user name and password prompt

keep getting user name and password prompt

Post by Dave » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:44:48


Been using Windows Mail on my new Vista Premium laptop for a month...
yesterday started getting a prompt to enter my user name and password every
time I open Windows Mail or try to send/receive... same thing when sending
sending an email... seems to remember the user name and password while I
keep the thing open but as soon as I close it and re-open, the user name and
password prompt is back... tried all the usual things but no luck... would
appreciate some help.
 
 
 

keep getting user name and password prompt

Post by mikeyhs » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:02:36

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.


weird, happened to me yesterday as well.
3 times during the SYNC of an account it asked for account name/password, synced a few more groups then asked again.
I use comcast is that common to you as well.
it was a comcast account. did not happen on any of the others.




XXXX@XXXXX.COM




Been using Windows Mail on my new Vista Premium laptop for a month...
yesterday started getting a prompt to enter my user name and password every
time I open Windows Mail or try to send/receive... same thing when sending
sending an email... seems to remember the user name and password while I
keep the thing open but as soon as I close it and re-open, the user name and
password prompt is back... tried all the usual things but no luck... would
appreciate some help.

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>weird, happened to me yesterday as
well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>3 times during the SYNC of an account it asked for
account name/password, synced a few more groups then asked again.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I use comcast is that common to you as
well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>it was a comcast account. did not happen on any of
the others.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
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using Windows Mail on my new Vista Premium laptop for a month... <BR>yesterday
started getting a prompt to enter my user name and password every <BR>time I
open Windows Mail or try to send/receive... same thing when sending
<BR>sending an email... seems to remember the user name and password while I
<BR>keep the thing open but as soon as I close it and re-open, the user name
and <BR>password prompt is back... tried all the usual things but no luck...
would <BR>appreciate some help. <BR></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>

 
 
 

keep getting user name and password prompt

Post by Dave » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:17:48

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.


not sure what comcast is... I'm using a Hughes satellite connection for my ISP and accessing a Bell Sympatico email account
"mikeyhsd" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
weird, happened to me yesterday as well.
3 times during the SYNC of an account it asked for account name/password, synced a few more groups then asked again.
I use comcast is that common to you as well.
it was a comcast account. did not happen on any of the others.




XXXX@XXXXX.COM



"Dave" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
Been using Windows Mail on my new Vista Premium laptop for a month...
yesterday started getting a prompt to enter my user name and password every
time I open Windows Mail or try to send/receive... same thing when sending
sending an email... seems to remember the user name and password while I
keep the thing open but as soon as I close it and re-open, the user name and
password prompt is back... tried all the usual things but no luck... would
appreciate some help.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16397" name=GENERATOR>
<STYLE></STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>not sure what comcast is... I'm using a Hughes
satellite connection for my ISP and accessing a Bell Sympatico email
account  </FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr
style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
<DIV>"mikeyhsd" <<A
href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>> wrote in
message <A
href="news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>...</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>weird, happened to me yesterday as
well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>3 times during the SYNC of an account it asked
for account name/password, synced a few more groups then asked
again.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I use comcast is that common to you as
well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>it was a comcast account. did not happen on any
of the others.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV>
<P> </P>
<P><FONT color=#ff0000>
<MARQUEE scrollAmount=2 scrollDelay=9 behavior=alternate width="35%"
bgColor=#ffff00 height=22><A
href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A></MARQUEE></FONT></P>
<P> </P></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE
style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
<DIV>"Dave" <<A
href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>> wrote in
message <A
href="news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>...</DIV>Been
using Windows Mail on my new Vista Premium laptop for a month...
 
 
 

keep getting user name and password prompt

Post by mikeyhs » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 05:49:19

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.


comcast is cable isp.



XXXX@XXXXX.COM



"Dave" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
not sure what comcast is... I'm using a Hughes satellite connection for my ISP and accessing a Bell Sympatico email account
"mikeyhsd" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
weird, happened to me yesterday as well.
3 times during the SYNC of an account it asked for account name/password, synced a few more groups then asked again.
I use comcast is that common to you as well.
it was a comcast account. did not happen on any of the others.




XXXX@XXXXX.COM



"Dave" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
Been using Windows Mail on my new Vista Premium laptop for a month...
yesterday started getting a prompt to enter my user name and password every
time I open Windows Mail or try to send/receive... same thing when sending
sending an email... seems to remember the user name and password while I
keep the thing open but as soon as I close it and re-open, the user name and
password prompt is back... tried all the usual things but no luck... would
appreciate some help.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16397" name=GENERATOR>
<STYLE></STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>comcast is cable isp.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV> </DIV>
<DIV>
<P> </P>
<P><FONT color=#ff0000>
<MARQUEE scrollAmount=2 scrollDelay=9 behavior=alternate width="35%"
bgColor=#ffff00 height=22> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </MARQUEE></FONT></P>
<P> </P></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr
style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
<DIV>"Dave" <<A
href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>> wrote in
message <A
href="news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>...</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>not sure what comcast is... I'm using a
Hughes satellite connection for my ISP and accessing a Bell
Sympatico email account  </FONT></DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr
style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
<DIV>"mikeyhsd" <<A
href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>> wrote in
message <A
href="news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">news:% XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>...</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>weird, happened to me yesterday as
well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>3 times during the SYNC of an account it asked
for account name/password, synced a few more groups then asked
again.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I use comcast is that common to you as
well.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>it was a comcast account. did not hap
 
 
 

keep getting user name and password prompt

Post by Steve Coch » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:21:39

Try removing your mail account, then close and reopen WinMail and then add
it back again. See if that helps.

Also see www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

steve
 
 
 

keep getting user name and password prompt

Post by Dave » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 08:25:02

Thanks Steve. Actually it started working properly again by itself when I
powered up the laptop this morning. I'll try your suggestion if I get the
same problem again.