I've read and tried all the MS Outlook "won't remember password" ... k-base articles, including (but not limited to) 281791, 290684, & 836664. I've got WinXP Pro with SP2, & the full XP Office Pro suite installed. Since OL is my primary communication device for work & play...it's a real bummer. I don't have this problem with anything other than OL. OLE, used as a news reader, works just fine. Short of a clean reinstall of the OS & Office suite, are there any other ideas or things to try you might know of...I'm gettling closer and closer to the ugliness of a total reformat of C:...it's that much trouble.