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jrmnr
 
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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 7:46 am

my yahoo mail password was remembered until a few days ago when I changed it, FF stubbornly displayed the old password, so I went to Options Security and deleted it. Now there is no prompt at all and it is annoying to have to type the PW every single time. The safe mode is no better.

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 7:57 am

Probably Yahoo is asking Firefox not to save the password. An increasing number of sites do this as a "helpful" security feature.

You can use a bookmarklet to turn this feature off. No doubt there is an addon that turns it off globally, but the bookmarklet is handy since you should really think twice before saving any password on your computer.

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 8:41 am

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This is a great little add-on, RememberPass, it does what lithopsian's bookmarklet does automatically without you needing to invoke it. You can always decide not to save the PW when asked. This does not force you to save it; it simply changes the autocomplete from no to yes that is sent from a web site.

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 10:05 am

I thought that Yahoo Mail ... and, some other Yahoo stuff... maintains passwords (for the most part) in cookies. Anyway, I currently have two yahoo.mail type cookies... along with a ton of others... you might want to get into your Firefox cookies, find those that match us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com and delete them... then visit your mail again and it "should" prompt you (Yahoo that is) to enter your userid and pw...
As you can see she's (The CAT) always alert and on the prowl for Meoware !!

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 10:51 am

lithopsian wrote:Probably Yahoo is asking Firefox not to save the password. An increasing number of sites do this as a "helpful" security feature.

You can use a bookmarklet to turn this feature off. No doubt there is an addon that turns it off globally, but the bookmarklet is handy since you should really think twice before saving any password on your computer.


excellent!

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 10:58 am

dfoulkes wrote:I thought that Yahoo Mail ... and, some other Yahoo stuff... maintains passwords (for the most part) in cookies. Anyway, I currently have two yahoo.mail type cookies... along with a ton of others... you might want to get into your Firefox cookies, find those that match us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com and delete them... then visit your mail again and it "should" prompt you (Yahoo that is) to enter your userid and pw...


it has been solved with the bookmarklet. But just out of curiosity I was trying your solution and did not find any us-mg6.mail.yahoo.com cookie

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 10:58 am

jrmnr wrote:
lithopsian wrote:Probably Yahoo is asking Firefox not to save the password. An increasing number of sites do this as a "helpful" security feature.

You can use a bookmarklet to turn this feature off. No doubt there is an addon that turns it off globally, but the bookmarklet is handy since you should really think twice before saving any password on your computer.


excellent!

RobertJ wrote:.
This is a great little add-on, RememberPass, it does what lithopsian's bookmarklet does automatically without you needing to invoke it. You can always decide not to save the PW when asked. This does not force you to save it; it simply changes the autocomplete from no to yes that is sent from a web site.
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More excellent :wink:

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 11:14 am

RobertJ wrote:
jrmnr wrote:
lithopsian wrote:Probably Yahoo is asking Firefox not to save the password. An increasing number of sites do this as a "helpful" security feature.

You can use a bookmarklet to turn this feature off. No doubt there is an addon that turns it off globally, but the bookmarklet is handy since you should really think twice before saving any password on your computer.


excellent!

RobertJ wrote:.
This is a great little add-on, RememberPass, it does what lithopsian's bookmarklet does automatically without you needing to invoke it. You can always decide not to save the PW when asked. This does not force you to save it; it simply changes the autocomplete from no to yes that is sent from a web site.
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More excellent :wink:

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Just installed it, excellent of course

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Post Posted August 4th, 2013, 11:34 am

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