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What are all the login options? What do never expire and session only mean?

1.) If you are using a computer that other people may have access to, your login should be set to "session only", so that it will expire when exit out of your browser (requiring you to manually login the next time you use Blurty).

If your login is currently set to "never expire", or auto login, you can change it back to "session only" simply by clicking the "Logout" link at the top right hand corner of the main Blurty website ( and then exit out of the browser.

You can also change your login/logout settings at:

2.) After logging out through the "logout" link, exit out of your browser. Your logout will not be completely secure until you have quit your browser. After you exit out of the browser, it may be a good idea to re-start the browser and come back to to double-check and make sure you aren't being logged in automatically.

3.) If you have the downloaded Blurty client on your computer, it is best not to have it set on auto-login with "remember password" checked, if the computer is accessible to other people.

4.) When you login to Blurty, your browser writes a "cookie" to your computer that keeps track of certain information, so that you don't have to keep logging in on every page. The "bind to IP address" option stores your IP address in the session information for your cookie, so that your cookie only works with that specified address.

Please note that this option does not stop you from logging in to Blurty from another computer, but is merely a deterrent to account "hijacking".

If you have a dialup Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address probably changes too frequently for this option to be useful.

Last Updated:
greentea, 2002-10-27


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