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Pop-up requesting internet password

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Paddyray, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Paddyray

    Paddyray Flightless Bird

    Just recently every few minutes I receive a pop-up with the above title
    requesting I sign in with he following information

    Server - pop3.ukonline.co.uk

    User name- rthomp151

    password *************

    The server is ukonline a company I moved away from some 3 years ago. If I
    cancel the pop-up it just returns a few minutes later. What do I do?
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Paddyray" <Paddyray@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E11F5F55-E3B3-4A18-9FB5-C0DD78851894@microsoft.com...
    > Just recently every few minutes I receive a pop-up with the above title
    > requesting I sign in with he following information
    >
    > Server - pop3.ukonline.co.uk
    >
    > User name- rthomp151
    >
    > password *************
    >
    > The server is ukonline a company I moved away from some 3 years ago. If I
    > cancel the pop-up it just returns a few minutes later. What do I do?
    >


    I would guess that the popup is from some software configured to check for
    new email, and that UK Online have finally removed your account (my Plus.net
    email account was still active 4 years after I left them!).

    You're going to have to do some digging to find out what's doing it. It
    won't be Internet Explorer though, which is the group you've posted to. What
    is the title of the popup box you see?

    --
    Dan
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:E11F5F55-E3B3-4A18-9FB5-C0DD78851894@microsoft.com,
    Paddyray <Paddyray@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > Just recently every few minutes I receive a pop-up with the
    > above title requesting I sign in with he following
    > information


    What title? I see no "title" above.

    >
    > Server - pop3.ukonline.co.uk
    >
    > User name- rthomp151
    >
    > password *************


    It will be either OE6 or your ISP causing that popup as a
    rule. I don't know why OE does it, but as a rule, supplying
    the correct password stops it from repeating.
    >
    > The server is ukonline a company I moved away from some 3
    > years ago. If I cancel the pop-up it just returns a few
    > minutes later. What do I do?


    OK, you've been gone from that company for some 3 years? Have
    you been checking mail there anyway? If so, even if you didn't
    realize you were checking mail for that ISP, it could be that
    they have just finally deleted your account. It's not unusual
    for such things to remain active for a long time after
    leaving. I have an old web site I deleted and notified them I
    was leaving 5 years ago and it's still alive! The only thing
    on it is a notice to where the site moved to, and it's still
    working. I can't make any changes to it, but the site still
    works.

    I'm betting that e-mail account is still active on your
    computer:
    In OE, go to Tools; Accounts.
    Look for the entry for that old site; it might still be there.
    If it is:
    -- Select the old account
    -- Click Remove from the column of buttons to the right.
    -- OK your way out.
    It shouldn't bother any longer.

    Please let us know how/whether this works out for you.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Paddyray wrote:

    > Just recently every few minutes I receive a pop-up with the above title
    > requesting I sign in with he following information
    >
    > Server - pop3.ukonline.co.uk
    >
    > User name- rthomp151
    >
    > password *************
    >
    > The server is ukonline a company I moved away from some 3 years ago. If I
    > cancel the pop-up it just returns a few minutes later. What do I do?


    So why did you leave an account defined in your unidentified e-mail client
    that no longer exists?
     
  5. Paddyray

    Paddyray Flightless Bird

    Twayne
    Sorry for the delay but I have been away for a few days.
    Thank you you have solved my problem


    "Twayne" wrote:

    > In news:E11F5F55-E3B3-4A18-9FB5-C0DD78851894@microsoft.com,
    > Paddyray <Paddyray@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    >
    > > Just recently every few minutes I receive a pop-up with the
    > > above title requesting I sign in with he following
    > > information

    >
    > What title? I see no "title" above.
    >
    > >
    > > Server - pop3.ukonline.co.uk
    > >
    > > User name- rthomp151
    > >
    > > password *************

    >
    > It will be either OE6 or your ISP causing that popup as a
    > rule. I don't know why OE does it, but as a rule, supplying
    > the correct password stops it from repeating.
    > >
    > > The server is ukonline a company I moved away from some 3
    > > years ago. If I cancel the pop-up it just returns a few
    > > minutes later. What do I do?

    >
    > OK, you've been gone from that company for some 3 years? Have
    > you been checking mail there anyway? If so, even if you didn't
    > realize you were checking mail for that ISP, it could be that
    > they have just finally deleted your account. It's not unusual
    > for such things to remain active for a long time after
    > leaving. I have an old web site I deleted and notified them I
    > was leaving 5 years ago and it's still alive! The only thing
    > on it is a notice to where the site moved to, and it's still
    > working. I can't make any changes to it, but the site still
    > works.
    >
    > I'm betting that e-mail account is still active on your
    > computer:
    > In OE, go to Tools; Accounts.
    > Look for the entry for that old site; it might still be there.
    > If it is:
    > -- Select the old account
    > -- Click Remove from the column of buttons to the right.
    > -- OK your way out.
    > It shouldn't bother any longer.
    >
    > Please let us know how/whether this works out for you.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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