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) themail password. If the network was not started, you do not have a networkinstalled, or there is no <username>.PWL file, the Workgroups Mailpassword cannot be cached.
To make sure that the password is remembered regardless of the networkstate, add the following entry to your MSMAIL.INI file:
   [Microsoft Mail]   Password=<password>				
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: 10/26/2013 11:13:00 - Revision: 2.0

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