[Mailman-Users] Need help desperately - Problem logging in

Bob Branch rbranch1 at rochester.rr.com
Sat Dec 11 21:44:53 CET 2004

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net]
>Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 12:32 PM
>To: Bob Branch; mailman, user
>Subject: RE: [Mailman-Users] Need help desperately - Problem logging in
>Bob Branch wrote:
>>>I have to log in each time I change to a different category.   When
>I change a
>>>to different category  I get the log-in screen and when I log back
>in I am now
>>>in the category I desired.
>>>An added symptom is even though I am in as administrator any changes
>I make do
>>>not take effect.
>>>Any idea what is going on?  I did check my cookies and they are enabled.
>>1 - The problem exists only on this computer.  If I go to another one it works
>>2 - I restored my computer back to an earlier date  (I am using XP) and every
>>thing worked .
>>3 - I turned the cookies off and I could duplicate the problem.
>>4 - BUT over the last week the problem came back.
>>Something must be messing with the cookies - Any Ideas?
>>Do you know where the cookies are placed and what the name of them are?
>How cookies are handled is determined by your browser, but Mailman's
>cookies are session cookies which normally aren't stored with
>persistent coolies. Session cookies last only for the current browser
>session. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive between
>sessions in a browser dependent way.
>If you are using MSIE 5, see
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223799/EN-US/ or for MSIE 6 see
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283185/EN-US/ for detailed information
>about cookie controls.
>You might search google for "session cookies" if you want other
>You might have some unknown adware or spyware on your machine that's
>messing with your cookie settings, although I think it would be more
>likely to accept unwanted cookies than vice versa. You might visit
>http://www.aumha.org/ for tools to help with this. Disclaimer - this
>site was recommended to me by a friend. I've visited it, but I haven't
>downloaded or used anything from it.
>Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,

Thanks to Mark I think I found out what is going on!

The cookie is being placed as a "3rd party cookie".   Zone Alarm was blocking it
SOME of the time!!
Setting up the advanced cookie function and manually allowing  3rd party cookies
from my 3 addresses has seemed to solve the problem.  Time will tell.  .

Thanks again Mark!


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