Windows 10: Windows mail won't accept correct password

Discus and support Windows mail won't accept correct password in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I use the Windows Mail app in Windows 10, for several email accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, and Mindspring. Earthlink, the provider of my mindspring.com... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by IrisHendrix, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Windows mail won't accept correct password


    I use the Windows Mail app in Windows 10, for several email accounts: Gmail, Yahoo, and Mindspring.


    Earthlink, the provider of my mindspring.com email account, required that I change my password yesterday. I changed it with Earthlink webmail, as well as on my iPad, iPhone, and laptop. The new password has 9 characters. Today, on my laptop, the outgoing mail would not work, so I checked the settings. Now the password is shown as 16 characters, or 16 dots, since the characters are not visible.


    When I reenter the correct password, and click Save, then close out Settings, then open Settings again, every time there are 16 dots again instead of the 9. Windows Mail will not accept the correct password and always eventually returns to showing me the 'current password' at 16 characters. There is no problem with the other email accounts on Windows Mail. There is no problem with the mindspring account on the other devices, only the laptop running Windows 10.


    In the instant after I change the password, save it, and close Settings, the mindspring email works, but then soon stops working. Checking the password at that time always shows the 16 dots.


    Please help. Do I have this in the correct category?

    :)
     
    IrisHendrix, Oct 5, 2019
    #1
  2. Doug399 Win User

    After Windows 10 update, signin screen won`t accept my pssword.

    Sign-in screen won`t take my password after Windows 10 update on a new HP laptop. I had setup a pin login but now asks for Microsoft password which I wrote down and have used before but will not accept now.

    Doug991
     
    Doug399, Oct 5, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows mail won't accept correct password

    None of these steps resolves the problem. With the time and date set correctly, troubleshooting unable to find a problem and the latest version of Mail and Calendar installed, I am still told my "account settings are out of date" and constantly asked for
    my password, which is never accepted.
     
    PatrickJWarner, Oct 5, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows mail won't accept correct password

    Windows mail won't accept correct password

    I had been using the Windows Mail app in Windows 10 for around a month, without issue, when abruptly it began to tell me my account settings were out of date. I was given an option to fix or dismiss said problem. When I opted to fix it, I was told to enter
    the correct password for the accounts (cantab.net and icloud.com) which had both previously been functional. I made no changes to the accounts themselves or the settings of Windows Mail, and am able to access both accounts via a browser without issue.

    When I reenter the correct password for either account, I'm given the same error message a number of times before being shown the 'current password' and asked to update it. The 'current password' is shown as 16 asterisks. I have never entered a 16 digit
    password - mine is 9 characters. I have not changed the password requirement for either account, yet Windows Mail will not accept the correct password and always eventually returns to showing me the 'current password' at 16 characters.

    Please help - it's incredibly annoying.
     
    PatrickJWarner, Oct 5, 2019
    #4
Thema:

Windows mail won't accept correct password

Loading...
  1. Windows mail won't accept correct password - Similar Threads - mail won't accept

  2. updated to 1903 and my correct password was not accepted

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    updated to 1903 and my correct password was not accepted: I have a password manager which I checked (on my phone) also checked my password book. I had enetered the correct password! Had to go through an unbelieveable password reset and finally got it accepted. When the screen opened, my wallpaper was gone and most of my programs...
  3. Windows 10 won't accept password at login

    in Windows Hello & Lockscreen
    Windows 10 won't accept password at login: When I tried turning on my desktop earlier today I was unable to login. It keeps saying my password is incorrect. Then it tells me i can reset at account.live.com/password/reset . It still didn't work. I've been searching around the internet all day and i still can't seem to...
  4. safe mode won't accept password

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    safe mode won't accept password: I followed these instructions to boot into safe mode to deal with a graphics driver issue: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12376/windows-10-start-your-pc-in-safe-mode This seemed unnecessarily complex, but I was reassured by the checkbox for "make this change...
  5. Can't log onto computer, correct password not accepted.

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Can't log onto computer, correct password not accepted.: Okay so every time I enter my correct password it says it's wrong. (I even reset it to the same password and it still says it's wrong.) I think I know what the problem is but I have no way to fix it as I am stuck on the login screen. Recently my computer has been...
  6. Safe Mode won't accept correct password

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Safe Mode won't accept correct password: I'm trying to run a third party software (AVG Internet Security) cleanup file that recommends Safe Mode. Yet, when I get to the Safe Mode lock screen, it won't accept my password (note that I am entering the password, not the PIN - it's the same password that gets me into my...
  7. Safe Mode won't accept correct password

    in Windows 10 Support
    Safe Mode won't accept correct password: I'm trying to run a third party software (AVG Internet Security) cleanup file that recommends Safe Mode. Yet, when I get to the Safe Mode lock screen, it won't accept my password (note that I am entering the password, not the PIN - it's the same password that gets me into my...
  8. Window 10 did not accept correct password

    in Windows Hello & Lockscreen
    Window 10 did not accept correct password: I am entering correct password but window 10 says it an incorrect password that's why I can't enter into desktop. Password have not been changed since 9 months. The important things is that previous successful login said to scan all the drives for checking errors but no...
  9. Won't accept my password to log

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Won't accept my password to log: It took the password when I went into the setup but won't accept it when I try to open Windows. Tells me my password is incorrect. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/wont-accept-my-password-to-log/debee611-0b98-4a7e-812d-d0462436a355"
  10. UAC not accepting known correct password

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    UAC not accepting known correct password: Hello, We are a small cloud hosting provider with several separate Remote Desktop Services deployments under management. Recently, I have experienced odd UAC behavior. To put it simply, UAC is wrong. It will not accept a password that is without question correct, confirmed...