How to Get Gmail to Remember Your Login Name

by Jay Leon

If you frequently use Gmail in the same computer, you can set up the Web browser to remember your email login name and password. This saves you the trouble of entering the same user details every time you log in to Google. Once you save your login info, the browser will anticipate your full username every time you type it in the Gmail sign-in page, and fill in the correct password as well.

Firefox 6

1

Point the Web browser to the Gmail homepage.

2

Type your Gmail login name and password. Click "Sign in."

3

Click "Remember Password' when the dialog box "Remember password for [your email address here] on google.com?" appears in the upper left of the page.

Internet Explorer 9

1

Click "Tools" on the menu and then click "Internet Options." Click the "Content" tab. Click the "Settings" button in the AutoComplete area.

2

Check "User names and passwords on forms." Check the box for "Ask me before saving passwords."

3

Click "OK" and click "OK" again to return to the main browser window.

4

Enter the Gmail address in the Internet Explorer location bar. Press "Enter."

5

Type your Gmail login name and password. When a dialog box appears asking, "Do you want Internet Explorer to remember the password for google.com?" click "Yes."

Tip

  • check When signing into Gmail, check the box "Keep signed in" if you want the Web browser to keep you logged into your email account even when you surf to another page. Do not check this box if other people have access to the computer.

Warning

  • close Save your email login and password information only in a secure computer. Do not store user names and passwords in a shared or public computer, such as a school or library computer.

About the Author

Jay Leon began work as a writer and blogger in 2007. Her clients have included content provider Averheld and Loudoun Rewards Club. She writes about computing, web design, the Internet and travel.

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