How Can You Get Internet Explorer to Remember Your Email Password?

by Misty Rodriguez

Having different passwords for all of your email accounts is a good idea because if someone gets a hold of one password, he won't be able to access all of your accounts. But trying to remember all of these passwords can be difficult. Fortunately, Internet Explorer has an AutoComplete option that takes the guesswork out of remembering your information. AutoComplete saves your passwords and enters them automatically when you visit that website and enter your user name.

Open the Internet Explorer Web browser, and click on the "Tools" option in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Select "Internet Options" from the drop-down menu.

Click on the "Content" tab in the "Internet Options" dialog box.

Click on the "Settings" button under the "AutoComplete" section. Place a check mark inside the box that is labeled "User names and passwords on forms," as well as "Ask me before saving passwords."

Visit your email provider's website, and log in using your email address and password.

Click on "Yes" when a dialog box pops up that asks "Do you want Internet Explorer to remember this password?" The next time you go to log in to your email account and enter your email address, the password will appear automatically.


  • close Saving your passwords allows others who use that computer to access your email account.

About the Author

Misty Rodriguez, born and raised in Orlando, Florida, has been a freelance writer since 2005. She has a wide variety of experience and mainly focuses on search engine optimization, mystery shopping narratives and how-to articles. Misty has an Associate of Arts degree in general education from Valencia Community College in Orlando, FL, and is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in nursing.

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