View Full Version : outlook express XP, save password box

28-12-2002, 10:30 AM
have a friend who has Home XP and uses outlook express.

when he opens the program it asks for his pop3 password.
just below the password box is a tick box for "Save password" but the box is grayed out.


how do we fix it?

the system was recently reinstalled by HP

he is loged in a and anministartor of the system (not using a restricted account)

he does not want to save the dialup password, just the pop3 password (which are the same)


sam m
28-12-2002, 12:31 PM
Hi there,
Try going to Tools > Accounts > then highlight the mail account and click on Properties > Servers tab. That same box is there to 'save password'. See if you can change the settings there. I am not sure if this will make a difference. FYI the other settings there (Log on using Secure........ & My server requires authentication) are NOT ticked. I am using XP Pro on ADSL.

sam m

28-12-2002, 01:21 PM
when i set the password in the options and tick that save password box it looks ok untill you close the program and reopen it.

sam m
28-12-2002, 03:34 PM
I thought as much.
I searched google and came up with this. (http://www.xenky.com/news/tips01.html) (5th problem down) Looks like you might be playing with registry unless someone has got an easier solution.

sam m