Thanks for the suggestion, but I tried it and it didn't work.
Besides the Main identity, I've always had a second identity on both
machines that I designated the default identity. I keep that default
identity synchronized on the two machines.
I deleted the MAIN identity on the desktop, despite the
ominous-sounding warning message that popped up. Then I activated OE6
on the desktop to see what would happen, and again I was asked to
enter the password -- the 'save password' box, with a checkmark
already in it, is grayed out. With both identities still on the
laptop, (the second one is the default) I'm not asked to reenter my
The mystery deepens? Or have I misinterpreted your suggestion?
> Create new Identities in each of the OE's and then import the mail into it
> from the old Main Identity.
> Once done, delete the Main Identity. The Mian Identity (the first one
> created) seems t problematic to problems with passwords.
> > In the past three months I've acquired two new computers, each equpped
> > with OEM copies of Win XP Home and Outlook Express 6. On the desktop
> > machine, my POP3 mail password will not save; I have to type it in
> > everytime I go online with OE6. On the laptop, the password appears
> > to have saved successfully since I'm not asked to type it in each time
> > I load OE6.
> > I doubt that the supplier of the laptop took the trouble to tinker
> > with the XP registry on the laptop, which gives me hope that there
> > might be a patch available to fix the desktop. Is there such a patch
> > -- or some way other than tinkering with the registry -- to fix the
> > desktop's password saving function?
> > Thanks.