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Make Firefox Remember Yahoo! Mail Password

Firefox always prompts you with a small dialog box (to save your password) when you try to login to a site. Using this dialog box, you can tell Firefox to remember the login information for that site so that you can directly submit you username & password the next time you try to visit the site.

However, there are some exceptions. Yes! There are sites where the dialog box never appears when you try to login. The most popular ones are Yahoo! Mail & Hotmail. All the net banking sites too disable this box for security reasons.

So how do I make Firefox save passwords for such sites?
Just follow the steps below.

1. Save the 'Remember Password' bookmarklet (Just visit the link. Drag & drop the javascript link to your Firefox toolbar to save it as a bookmarklet).
2. Go to the login webpage of the site. For Yahoo, it's mail.yahoo.com
3. Click the saved bookmarklet. A dialog box will be displayed. Click Ok.
4. Now you will be shown the dialog box to save the password when logging in.

If you can't save the bookmarklet, there is an alternative way.
In the steps listed above, follow points 2 & 4. Replace the 3rd point with the one below -
3. Just right-click and copy the javascript link of the bookmarklet, paste it in the URL address bar of the login page and press Enter before submitting your password.
Offcourse, ignore point 1.

Important Note: Websites disable this feature for security purposes. Never use this method to save passwords of banking or other sites that are important to you.

Source Quick Online Tips

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Friday, November 16, 2007


9 Comments:

Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 27, 2008 at 12:22 AM  
This worked for me in Yahoo mail in Firefox 2, but not after upgrading to Firefox 3.
Comment by Anonymous Tonycosus on August 10, 2008 at 11:00 PM  
I FOUND A WAY TO MAKE IT WORK IN FIREFOX 3!!!

1. Go to http://mail.yahoo.com/ or https://login.yahoo.com/ and save this page, as HTML ONLY!!!

2. Open this file with notepad and search for autocomplete="off" and replace off with on :)

3. Add this page from your hard disk to your firefox bookmars.

4. Now enter your username and password in this page and firefox will ask you if you want to save your password!

And from now on use this page to login to yahoo mail ;)
@Tonycosus - Thanks for the tips. I'll check it out...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 8, 2008 at 5:15 AM  
Brilliant! It works!

Since changing to FF3, I've been struggling to find a workaround. I was getting ready to go back to FF2. Now I don't have to. Thanks,

Jeff
It worked well for me in firefox 3.0.4 .I have used it on yahoomail.com. Can I delete the bookmarklet now ?
@sai - You can delete the bookmarklet.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 11, 2009 at 7:19 AM  
I found that if you go to firefox add on you can download yahoo toolbar and email notification, after that you will be asked for your email and password and that is it you no longer need to write your login info over and over. I'm not sure about any other site but it worked for yahoo
Tried that for mail.yahoo.com in Ubuntu/Firefox 3.5.3. It not only crashes Firefox but the whole desktop (logout) and then when Firefox is opened again the settings have returned to default (not remember passwords).
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 23, 2014 at 4:05 AM  
This bookmarklet works in Firefox 28 but now you can just click the little key icon to the left of URL and it will have the option to save password. Good Luck!

Anonymouse!!!