need to enter password again and again in IE

  palinka 14:43 24 Aug 2007
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this thread (
click here)was , I realised, too vague. I asked my friend for more details; here they are:

It happens after I have typed in the name of a website I want to open, or even clicked on a "Favourite" (eg guardianunlimited) that I look at regularly.
It started when Symantec told me that my "Content Adviser" would not allow
me access to a particular site - in the first case it was "bbc.co.uk", which
I had often visited. I had to enter a new password (not my XP or ISP one)
and click on one of three buttons, one of which is "Always allow access to
this site". Which I naturally did. But then it would not allow variations
on a theme, eg "bbc.co.uk/radio3" - I had to enter my (saved)
password all over again and then click again.

Today comes a very strange example: when I went online a message shot up
about something "which requires attention", but it disappeared before I had
time to read it! So I went onto Symantec Security (from Norton Express) amd
was told yet again that my content adviser would not allow access! I got
through eventually but it didn't help.

Another tedious thing is that outgoing emails are sometimes not sent because
"the sender" (presumably me)
has been "rejected". I am told a minute or two later to send them again,
from my sent messages folder.
OS is XP; AV is Norton;I still don't know whethe there is a firewall activated, but the problem sounds like a Symantec one - I don't use any norton products, so can't offer advice.

  brundle 15:17 24 Aug 2007

It may be something to do with cookies. I checked out a machine the other day which had Norton 2007 on it, and for some unknown reason, privacy was set at maximum in IE which doesn't allow any cookies at all, the owner was being thrown out of sites he'd just signed in to for this reason.

  palinka 15:33 24 Aug 2007

ah, yes, that sounds as if it's likely. i'll pass that message on. thanks brundle.

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