Setting Windows Live Mail to Remember Your Password

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Remembering and typing the passwords for all the websites, accounts, ordering systems, providers, vendors, and middle persons is a great exercise in memory created through repetitive typing.

But typing the password to your email account every time Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express checks for new mail, that's a bit too much. Fortunately, Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail, and Outlook Express can remember and send the password for you, which makes checking for new mail an even more pleasurable experience (although you should in general still strive not to do it too often).

Make Your Email Account Remember Your Password

To teach Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express to remember the password to your email account:

  • Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu.
  • Highlight the desired email account.
  • Click Properties.
  • Go to the Servers tab.
  • Type your password under Incoming Mail Server | Password
  • Make sure Remember password is checked.
  • Click OK.
  • Now click Close.

If Outlook Express Won't Remember Your Password

If Outlook Express still refuses to remember your passwords, it could be a failure to locate the Protected Storage System Provider. Possibly, you can remedy this sorry state and make Outlook Express finally remember passwords by editing the system registry directly.