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firefox is using autosugest for my email login, including using my actual password. How do I get rid of this?

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When I am logging in to my email, Firefox offers multiple suggestions for my user name as soon as I start typing. One of the options it offers combines my user name and password, which is a real security issue for me. I've tried clearing cookies (the email account is through Cavalier Telephone, which is powered by Google), but that doesn't change anything. this also happens when I type in the subject of my email. I hate autosuggest features and want to get rid of it entirely. How do I do this?

When I am logging in to my email, Firefox offers multiple suggestions for my user name as soon as I start typing. One of the options it offers combines my user name and password, which is a real security issue for me. I've tried clearing cookies (the email account is through Cavalier Telephone, which is powered by Google), but that doesn't change anything. this also happens when I type in the subject of my email. I hate autosuggest features and want to get rid of it entirely. How do I do this?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

It used to just suggest my name; in the past month, it's added multiple options, including my password

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inc.http://www.veetle.com
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 1996-2006 The VideoLAN Team, 2006-2009 Veetle, Inc.http://www.veetle.com
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

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cor-el
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Remove a saved password here: Firefox > Preferences > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords"

See Password Manager - Remember, delete and edit logins and passwords in Firefox

Remove a saved password here: Firefox > Preferences > Security: Passwords: "Saved Passwords" > "Show Passwords" See [[Remembering passwords]]