Uername and password inserted automatically in Yahoo Mail?

December 25, 2017 at 05:44:32
Specs: Windows 10
None of the solutions above help. I do not want to change my password or anything; I would just like to access my mail without typing the username and password every time. With Yahoo this seems to be impossible. Other sites and services are much more hospitable.

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#1
December 25, 2017 at 06:14:16
On Mac OS - and presumably Windows - the browsers usually have an option to save a given login combination; have you tried that?

Presuming it works (as per my Macs etc.) then until you clear history/cookies the login data will be there when you go to Yahoo - your login name dialogue will be presented first, which you accept, and then go onto the next entry - the password...?


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#2
December 25, 2017 at 06:25:17
Windows 10 browser Edge has the option to save user names and passwords as well as Firefox and I assume Chrome does as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
December 25, 2017 at 06:27:15
It's call Security.

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#4
December 25, 2017 at 09:22:46
Obviously I have already tried all that (I have used computers since the beginning of the eighties). Result? None. That's why I've written. Thanks for answering anyway.

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#5
December 25, 2017 at 10:40:07
I don't know if anyone has access to whatever device you're asking about, but if they do, they'd have full access to your Yahoo mail. Is it really such a chore to have to enter your username & password as a security measure?

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#6
December 25, 2017 at 13:51:08
"Obviously I have already tried all that"
Not really - we had no idea of your computer knowledge until #4.

Unfortunately your references to previous solutions don't help because we've no idea what you were looking at.

The best bet might be to search for a yahoo forum for this issue as not too many folk use Yahoo these days. Let them have a summary of what you've tried.

Good luck

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
December 26, 2017 at 08:45:55
riider: I don't know if anyone has access to whatever device you're asking about, but if they do, they'd have full access to your Yahoo mail.
To be fair, from what we know of Yahoo mail's security, requiring physical access to a device would be an unprecedented increase in security for Yahoo users.

Web password autocomplete is a fight between browsers and web page designers who are too . . . stubborn to realize good security is not directly proportional to the level of inconvenience for the intended user. If Yahoo's devs have come up with some trick to break web standards once again, shame on them. Doesn't help you, but neither does using Yahoo mail.

That said, it looks like Yahoo has SMTP access, so you could just use a traditional email app, which will happily save your email credentials.

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