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Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time

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Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time urielp 9/26/09 2:05 AM
Hello,
 
Every time I login to my PC, the GMAIL Notifier propts for user name and password. Even while I check the 'remember my password' checkbox.
 
Why?
 
Thanks!
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time zolabud 9/26/09 6:40 AM
I'm just trying to decide whether or not to download the G mail notifier...I would be glad if someone could answer this as I do not want to end up signing in everytime I log in.
I am also very wary now of downloading anything that is an 'upgrade'.I downloaded Internet Explorer 8 and wished I hadn't because I hate it...
And I also downloaded the new Messenger when prompted and it took me a while to suss out how to get the old one back as I hated the new one.
And when I downloaded the new Flash 10 I lost the audio on my You Tube and had weeks of hassle to get an old one put back on.
 
I want an icon to tell me I have E mails in my G mail as my Hotmail account has decided to stop working and G mail is now my main E mail provider...
 
I'm scared to download the G mail notifier!!
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time Sareth 9/26/09 7:16 AM
zolabud,

I have already posted a reply to you in your original question. The Gmail Notifier is a standalone email notifier for Gmail, it does not install anything else, only itself.
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time Sareth 9/26/09 7:17 AM
urielp,

As far as I know, even if you select "remember me" on the Notifier login, you'll still have to click on "OK" to log in.
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 10/28/09 11:57 PM
I'm having the same problem as the OP ever since I clicked the option to sign out from all other sessions within Gmail (and manually exited from Gmail Notifier v1.0.25.0).
Now I regret doing so since previously Gmail Notifier remembered my username and password and therefore never prompted me again for any of the info after boot-up & OS login.  (Using Win XP Pro SP3, IE8, Free ZoneAlarm, and Avira)
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 10/29/09 12:56 AM
I've always successfully used the "Always Use HTTPS browser" connection w/ Gmail Notifier v1.0.25.0 and its corresponding registry updates.  I'm going to see if not using it - along with the corresponding registry changes/updates for Gmail Notifier - helps in any way.
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time Miss.Sassafras 11/29/09 7:36 AM
Suddenly my Gmail notifier stopped working.  If I "check email now," I brings up the check in box with my info there, but when I check OK it does not log me in but takes me to the page with the squiggles.  If check "view in box" I go directly to me in box but the icon then switches to the one with the "!" in it suggesting that I'm off line, which I'm not.  I have not idea if there are any new emails if I'm not on my Inbox page but still logged in.

Sassafras
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 11/29/09 10:44 PM
I've managed to get my Gmail Notifier working properly again by:
 
1.) "Exit-ing" the notifier application via the mouse's right-click button on its System Tray icon,
2.) manually logging out of my Gmail Inbox account within my browser (IE 8) via its "logout" link in the upper right-hand corner,
3.) logging back into my Gmail account via the browser while also checking the "keep logged in for two weeks" option,
4.) re-launching Gmail Notifier from the Start -> Programs menu, and
5.) manually entering my username/e-mail address and password to login - even if they're already filled in; they may not be correct, especially the non-displayed password.
 
(For some reason, the "Remember me" option never seems to work on my system, so the username & password fields are always blank.)
 
I've found that the exclamation point (!) usually appears within the Gmail Notifier icon (located in the System Tray) either:
 
a.) after I've manually logged out of my Gmail account (via my browser),
b.) 2 weeks have elapsed since I last logged in, so Gmail automatically logged me out and now requires me to re-enter my username and password on its login page (via my browser), or
c.) Gmail simply isn't letting me login via my browser because of a temporary server/system problem.
 
P.S.  After terminating the Gmail Notifier application/icon and logging out of your Gmail account (steps #1-2), you may want to try clearing your browser's temporary Internet files/cache and history before logging back in.  You probably don't need to erase any of your Gmail-related cookies, but you may have to try that next - and even rebooting after these add'l steps following step #2 - if none of these other previous steps are sufficient to resolve your problem.
 
Good luck!
 
--John
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 11/29/09 10:56 PM
urielp,
 
if you've previously logged into your Gmail account via your browser (while selecting the "2 week" option), launched Gmail Notifier, successfully logged in through its dialog box, and simply closed/terminated your Gmail browser window sometime afterwards - instead of clicking the "logout" link, then Gmail Notifier ought not prompt you to login the next time (for the ensuing 2 weeks) that you log into your PC's Windows user account at startup - at least in my experience with it.
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time kuldeepzne 3/6/10 1:38 AM
Hello,
         whenever i logged in after entering my username,Paasword gets enteredmeans without typing it so to avoid this tell me some remedy. 
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 3/23/10 7:27 AM
kuldeepzne, are you using MSIE8 or FireFox?  It may be configured (especially FF) to automatically enter your password, too.  Are you referring to the login prompt for the Gmail Notifier or to the Gmail website via your browser?

I don't even login to Notifier anymore.  I simply login every 2 weeks to Gmail via MSIE8 & somehow Notifier does too after a short while.

You may need to (1) terminate Notifier, (2) explicitly "logout" of Gmail via your browser, (3) un-install Notifier, (4) clear the temporary Internet Files (or Cache in FF) & History, (5) close the browser, (6) reboot your computer, (7) re-install & launch Notifier, (8) launch your browser, and (9) then login to Gmail via your browser.

Hopefully, afterwards Notifier will login by itself after several minutes.  If not, then login manually, but don't ever logout of Gmail or Notifier.  Instead, just close the browser session/window when done.  (I'm using the HTTPS version - if it makes a difference, I don't know.)
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time blondyrella 6/8/10 1:58 PM
Every site I get on including Gmail, I have to use name and password. Why, and when is this going to stop?
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 6/21/10 2:53 AM
I've found that while using IE8, I had to delete all of its cookies (besides its temp files/cache) and re-login to Gmail Notifier only once afterwards for it to automatically login ever since to Gmail without prompting me first anymore after boot-up!
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 6/21/10 2:57 AM
blondyrella, which browser & version # are you using? 
 
It may be configured to always ask for a username and password or else to always delete its saved form data & cookies at the end of the previous browser session. 
 
Also, don't click the "Logout" link when done looking at your e-mail;  instead, close/terminate the tabbed window.  
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time pgondhali3 9/16/10 9:32 AM
 i dont have my personel pc but of my  company. 
Re: Gmail notifier - asks for user name and password every time jbuckets4 9/16/10 12:44 PM
pgondhali3, your comment asks neither a question nor poses a resolution relative to the current topic, so why did you post it? 
 
As for using a company-owned computer, typical corporate policies prohibit installing un-approved software on said equipment, so don't do so if you want to keep your job.