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Yahoo Mail is asking for my password too often

I've used Yahoo! services for a long time, but now that I'm using it for email and blogging (through Yahoo 360), the every hour prompting for my password on my home computer is driving me positively insane! How do I change it?

What you're talking about is what Yahoo calls password prompting. It's a smart idea - in case you forgot to sign out, Yahoo has you confirm your identity every so often before something critical happens, like being given access to your mail, 360 blog or address book.

As you say, though, having it happen too often can be darn frustrating, however. Fortunately, it's pretty darn easy to fix.

Log in to your Yahoo account, then look for...