Mail Does Not Remember Password

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You check the "Remember Password" box in Windows for Workgroups Mail, but you are still prompted for a password when you start Mail.


Workgroups Mail uses the <username>.PWL file to cache (remember) the mail password. If the network was not started, you do not have a network installed, or there is no <username>.PWL file, the Workgroups Mail password cannot be cached.


To make sure that the password is remembered regardless of the network state, add the following entry to your MSMAIL.INI file:
   [Microsoft Mail]
This entry forces Workgroups Mail to bypass the normal sign-in. Note, however, that this entry allows anyone to access your mail file.


Article ID: 106234 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
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