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Mac Wkst: Changing Automatic Login Setup Preferences

Article ID: 43503

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail for Appletalk Networks 3.0

This article was previously published under Q43503


To change the sign-in preferences in Microsoft Mail, do the following:

  1. From the Apple menu, choose the Chooser.
  2. Select the Mail icon and the AppleTalk zone that contains the name of your server.
  3. Select the name of the server that contains your mail account.
  4. Click the Set Up button.
  5. Click to select or deselect options, or type in needed information.

The following is a list of the possible types of information, and the resulting action Mail takes at start-up time. Please note that some of the options below are not available unless one of the other options has first been selected:

Option                         Description
Sign In To Mail Automatically  Enters your name and/or password when
                               you start your computer.

Password Must Be Typed         Enters your name for you, but you must
                               enter your password at login time. Note
                               that Sign In To Mail Automatically must
                               be selected.

Password Entered By System     Signs you in automatically when the
                               Macintosh is started by entering your
                               name and password for you. "Sign In To
                               Mail Automatically" must be selected.
                               Please note that using this option
                               allows anyone starting your computer
                               access to your mailbox.

Your Name                      This is your user name, to be entered
                               by Mail upon sign in.

Password                       This is your password, to be entered by
                               Mail upon sign in. Password Entered By
                               System must be selected.

WARNING: Allowing the Macintosh system to enter the password will reduce security to your mail account. Anyone with physical access to your server may be able to read your mail. Please use this feature with caution.

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