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Microsoft KB Archive/101603

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PC WRmt: Reason for Multiple Passwords

Article ID: 101603

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Mail Remote 3.2



This article was previously published under Q101603

SUMMARY

Version 3.2 of Microsoft Mail Remote for Windows has more than one password for each user. These passwords have different functions and may not necessarily be the same word.

There is no function within Mail Remote for Windows to keep the passwords the same. This is due to different password requirements for different mail systems you might be accessing with Mail Remote for Windows.

There is more help about password management in the online (MSRMT.HLP) and offline (RMTPSS.HLP) Help files that are included with Mail Remote for Windows.

NOTE: The first password you are prompted for when you launch Mail Remote for Windows is usually the password for accessing your mail message store (the .MMF file, MSMAIL.MMF, by default). However, this is totally dependent upon the current driver for Mail Remote for Windows. You can change drivers for Mail Remote for Windows by running the Microsoft Mail System Selector.

Generally, there are two passwords associated with each driver. The first password is for access to your local .MMF message file. There is usually another password for accessing the remote mail host. There might also be secondary passwords for some mail systems, such as AT&T EasyLink.

For example, if you have the Mail Remote driver loaded, when you start Mail Remote for Windows, you are prompted for a Login password. This provides access to your local MSMAIL.MMF file. You can change this when Mail Remote for Windows is running by choosing Change Password from the Mail menu.

When you dial in to your postoffice for messages, there is a dial-in access password assigned to your postoffice by your mail administrator. To change this password, choose Communications from the Mail menu, then choose Dialin Password.

NOTE: Do not change host-access passwords until you have confirmed the new password with your mail system administrator. You will not be able to send or receive mail from that host system unless you are using the correct password.


Additional query words: 3.20

Keywords: KB101603