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How to Set Your Computer to Remember Passwords

by Charisse EsmeraldeUpdated September 28, 2017

Having your computer store passwords saves you the hassle of remembering them each time you log in. This is especially beneficial if you daily check many websites. You should also create a hard copy list of email addresses and corresponding passwords. In the event of an unexpected computer crash, you can resave your passwords on your new computer. Save this list on your computer hard drive or store it in your personal files.

Type in the URL address into your Internet browser for the email inbox you would like to access. Type in your email address and password. Look for phrases like “Save my password,” “Remember my password,” “Keep me logged in,” or “Don’t log me out.” Click the box next to these options to checkmark it. The next time you log in to check your email, your password will automatically be filled in.

Log in to your online banking websites. Like your e-mail, these websites also give you the option to remember your passwords. Make sure you checkmark the boxes that allow you to save your passwords on these pages.

Log in to all other websites on which you would like to save your passwords. Websites such as eBay, PayPal, MySpace and Facebook all offer the option for you to save your passwords.

Tips

The Mozilla Firefox Internet browser offers an alert when you log in to websites that require a password. The very first time you log into each separate website, an alert will pop up at the top of your screen that states, “Always save my password for this website.” Click the “Yes” button to save your password.

Warnings

When choosing passwords to access your email, online banking accounts and other websites, you should create a different password for each. Also, if you share a computer with others or use a public computer, for your personal safety, it is not recommended that you save your passwords on these computers.

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