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Windows 7: Prompted for Password Numberous Times

31 Jul 2012   #1
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Prompted for Password Numberous Times

I have been using Outlook 2003 for my email client. Lately it has started prompting me for a password many times. I have searched the internet for solutions and have only found the problem stated many times over a lot of years, but no solutions. Sometimes the prompting is only every hour or sometimes it is several times a minute. I decided to download a different client, eM Client, it resembles Outlook, but it too does this also. I am thinking the problem might be tied to Win 7. Have any of you run across this problem? Thanks,


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31 Jul 2012   #2
richc46

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LOL
I just had the problem with my email client. It has happened to me many times. It is usually due to the email provider. Wait a day or two and it will probably clear up. Mine always does.
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31 Jul 2012   #3
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
LOL
I just had the problem with my email client. It has happened to me many times. It is usually due to the email provider. Wait a day or two and it will probably clear up. Mine always does.
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This is usually a provider issue, Outlook tries to connect but is timed out before the ID and password are checked. Outlook (as most email clients) reads this time out as "credentials not valid" so it asks credentials again, this time emptying the saved password box.

Kari
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31 Jul 2012   #4
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks very much. I will just wait and hope my ISP gets with it.
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