This has been my main email reader for more years than I care to remember. Today - it has demanded a password - then rejected it, although it is one
of only two that i use for emails.
There is no option for reteiving/resetting password that I can see - how on earth can I access my email ?
Are you sure its not a capslock thing? The only password I ever get asked for is the password for my regular email account.
No - not capslock. It has occasional asked for a password in the past but as I only use two in there it is usually OK. Today it just won't let me in with either of them. Have tried rebooting - even done a system restore !
What email account is it? Can you access it without using outlook? If its Tiscali/talk talk lineone etc its easy. AOL is the same, I believe (although its a long time since I used that). Just log in on line.
Hotmail are in the process of updating their security and locked me out a couple of weeks ago. They keep asking me various security things like my mobile number etc so that if it needs reset they will send a code. Isn't there something like that?
You should be able to access your mail direct re. webmail ect.
There does seem be an issue with O.E. and more modern versions of windows and changing to Windows Live Mail is normally the prefered option ( unless you meant Outlook and not Outlook Express .
Hotmail have moved over to Live Mail - I can't say it's an improvement so far. I noticed that I am getting pictures of the people who are sending me e-mails now so there are all sorts of privacy issues. Just because I e-mail someone and they reply, it does not follow that we want to know what the other person looks like.
As has been said, we need to know the domain, i.e. hotmail, gmail, ISP? Most services do have the option to re-set your password and then you can
change it to something you can remember.
FWIW: I have a file stored somewhere accessible with all of my account names and passwords in it.
Surprise, surprise - just switched on PC and Outlook Express loaded itself normally - without the benefit of a password at all - seriously weird !