How to stay logged in at mail.com

Discussion in 'Mail.com' started by popowich, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Would you like to stay logged in longer at mail.com?

    First, a quick note, that this is not recommended by mail.com, and some people would consider extending your login as weakening your account security.

    I started by checking the mail.com web page. You're right, there is no obvious "remember me" checkbox or a setting that can be used to extend your login session time. I checked the authentication cookie and it expires at the end of the session.

    mail com authtoken cookie.JPG

    Next we need a way to edit the cookie. I checked around for a Firefox plugin that supports the latest Firefox 7 and found this - Abine

    • Install the plugin at the above link.
    • Restart your Firefox.
    • Go to mail.com and login to your email inbox
    While on your inbox page in your web browser go to Tools -> Edit Cookies -> Site's Privacy Info

    Tools Edit Cookies Site Privacy Info.JPG

    In the bottom right corner of the window scroll down to service.mail.com section and click the edit icon next to JSESSIONID :

    edit jsessionid cookie.JPG

    Click the radio button for new expiration date. I recommend not setting the date more than 30 days ahead. The easiest way to do this is to change the current month to the next month, for example changing Oct to Nov. After entering the new expires date for your JSESSIONID cookie click the save button.

    mail com change authtoken cookie expires.JPG

    Bookmark your inbox. It should be a link like - Get free Email accounts: Web based and secure Email - mail.com

    Start a new Firefox. Go to your bookmarked mail.com inbox link so that you don't visit the actual mail.com home page.

    Unfortunately, mail.com goes out of it's way to prevent you from extending your login and you will be greeted with :

    mail.com login error.JPG

    I'll keep working on this and sticky it when there are working directions.
     
  2. snacks

    snacks Valued Member

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    I dont care if I have to sign in every week or 2 but I have to login every time I go back to mail.com even if I close the screen. mail.com homepage on my computer looks just like a yahoo or aol's version would with news and other stuff. The log in is in the upper right for email address and password. There is no stay signed or remember me button. So in never stays logged in. Am I missing something that is hidden? I do see the turn ssl on or off. I dont know what that means and no matter if i leave it on or off I still dont stay logged in. GMX the sister company of mail.com has a much better sign in situation. email, password and a check box to be remembered next time. Thats it and it keeps me logged in for week maybe even a month at a time!

    Maybe if you posted a picture of how you log in via the web mail maybe Im missing something or maybe my mail.com screen is different?
     

  3. Abine Support

    Abine Support Abine Support

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    Very interesting tutorial, popowich.
    Yes, I have recreated the same error message from mail.com

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    TinyGrab - Simple. Screenshot. Sharing.

    This is the case regardless of whether you have extended your cookie's expiration or not. They simply have disallowed users from refreshing that page directly.

    Unfortunately, I don't think there is a simple solution for this, unless you can somehow call the same actions that are being loaded immediately after login. There may be a way to workaround this, but as mentioned earlier, it would be a security risk.
     

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