Programs to get past webmail logins / turn webmail to "windows default email"?

Posted on 2006-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
(1) Are the following assumptions correct?

In general, locally installed email clients like Outlook, outlook express and eudora don't require logging in each time with a username & password (altho you must configuire them with correct servers, logins, and pws, to get mail).

Some webmail sites (like hotmail and gmail), can remember your webmail acct login/pw and let you go straight to your inbox URL without re-entering it each time.

Other webmail sites, like yahoo, require a fresh login at least once every 10 hours or so.

And sometimes, locally installed software associated with an ISP will store your login/pw and log you straight into your ISP provided inbox.  e.g. AOL, compuserve, and (paid yahoo dsl email accts).

(2) Is there software that will do this with all kinds of webmail, without reference to this or that ISP?

(3) I notice that some of these ISP-related "logging-in" software apps appear in the list of the "default email program" dropdown box list.  Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't.  By "work", I mean, will they open a correctly addressed email msg WHEN you click on an email hyperlink or or choose File / Send / Page by Email (IF the webmail page doesn't require a fresh login).  Some do, some don't -- for me. Is this consistent with your experience?
Question by:dgrrr
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    Greetings, dgrrr !

    1. What you wrote is true.

    2. Roboform is a log in manager that will post your username and password. But there is a couple of clicks to get into the webmail or website.  Roboform has a free version.

    3. Not sure what you mean by "dropdown box list".  Please give an example.

    Best wishes!

    Author Comment

    about (3), I mean the box you get in 2 places:  (a) IE tools / options / programs / email, and (b) Task Bar and Start Menu Properties, Customize, Show on Start Menu, Email.

    More important than where is what -- what does this choice do. This chooses the "default email program/service" -- i.e. precisely what kind of window opens when you click on an email hyperlink or in IE choose file/send/page by email.
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    I understand what you mean now.  When ISP puts their own default email program or browser in Internet Explorer, the hyperlink may not go to those programs.  The ISP puts them in wrong or they do not consider other programs in your computer which may interfere.

    Author Comment

    thx for the quick responses!
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    You are welcome, dgrrr!

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