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# 222505 14-Aug-2017 22:14
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So I have two step verification enabled on my Microsoft account and I always get asked for the code. Just now I was having some problems in Outlook 2013 so deleted the profile and created a new profile. Added my email address and I was able to set it up just by using the password. Previously I had to use the app specific password which I have saved somewhere but this time for some strange reason only the password worked. I am quite concerned, anyone else experienced this. Straight after this I logged in to my microsoft account in the browser and was asked for the code after password. 


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1846762 14-Aug-2017 23:00
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It gets weirder. Just noticed that doesn't matter what password I put as long as both fields match I can set up my email. And to make matters worse, I just tried without password and it worked too?? This is making me concerned. Is there something I'm missing here?? Any other service I'm logged on to using the same account on this laptop could cause this??? Can't think of anything?


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  # 1846765 14-Aug-2017 23:02
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Are you sure your password is not cached and being applied automatically

 

 





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  # 1846769 14-Aug-2017 23:19
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ronw:

 

Are you sure your password is not cached and being applied automatically

 

 

 

 

Well as far as I'm aware it's not. You mean the app specific password is cached somewhere as even if my MS account password is, shouldn't work for email set up?


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  # 1846770 14-Aug-2017 23:20
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If its not cached then I would find another email system





Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


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  # 1846778 14-Aug-2017 23:55
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Check what you have saved in Windows Credential Manager, in Windows 8.1/10 you can access it through the classic Control Panel.

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  # 1846799 15-Aug-2017 07:35
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That machine is trusted after the initial MFA, there is a token in that windows profile. I'd echo those suggesting the password is cached (this happens when you tick the remember my password box). Because there are two different types of authentication in Office 365 (Basic and ADAL) it's quite possible to have a password prompt come up, yet have the password from credential manager be used anyway.

 

 

 

 










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  # 1846898 15-Aug-2017 09:49
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Thanks everyone, I can see something in Credential Manager, must have saved my App Specific password though I never checked remember password or even got that option when setting email in Outlook. 


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