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Mail Does Not Remember Password

Article ID: 106234

Article Last Modified on 9/25/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q106234


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.

Additional query words: 3.11

Keywords: KB106234