What does "Remeber my Name" mean?
When you sign in with your name, your browser can "remember" this information. Check the box and you won't have to enter this information each time you come back. If you don't log in for 7 days, this information will be "forgotten".

Should I be concerned about security?
If you are concerned that other people might attempt to access your email account, do not check the "Remember my Name" box. You may want to click "Sign Out" when you leave your computer, which ensures that you will be asked for your login information the next time anyone accesses this webmail from your computer.

If you use a shared computer (in a library, Internet cafe, university, airport or other common area) DO NOT check the "Remember my Name" checkbox.

Is saving just my name really a security risk?
By providing one-half of the key needed to access your account, you are making it slightly easier for someone to attempt to gain access. In most situations this option is safe; however you should think about who else may have access to your computer, and be aware of the slightly increased risk.

What if I change my mind?
When you login, just uncheck the "Remember my Name" checkbox. You can always sign out at any time by clicking the "Sign Out" link at the top of each page. This will erase the stored login information. Once you've signed out, you can sign in again and choose whether or not your browser should "remember" your login information.

How does this work?
We do this with something called persistent cookies. Cookies are pieces of information generated by a Web server and stored in the user's computer by the browser. By enabling "Remember my Name", you are instructing the server to store your information in an encrypted fashion on your computer. Each time you login to this mail server, your name is requested from your browser by the server. Clicking the "Sign Out" link will erase these cookies.