I believe “@#$&!” is what I say when the “Your password will expire in 14 days” message comes up after a mere 30 days. We’re allowed to slide by on a mere eight characters, but we must include at least one from each of the Three Basic Mistyping Groups.
It appears I am not alone in this vexation:
I keep getting that warning that my password is going to expire. Apparently they are taking it off life support and are giving it that end of life care that consists mostly of painkillers and popsicles. Or maybe painkiller popsicles. On Wednesday I received the first warning that it was to expire in 11 days. Yesterday it was 10. Today the dire warning is of nine. more. days. Nine days to craft some clever combination of CAPITAL LETTERS, lowercase letters, and rand0mly in53rt3d numb3r5.
If I do not, my existing password may turn and go sour like that gallon of milk in the fridge. But I would never dream to throw out the milk prior to expiration.
I have adopted the policy of Letting The Damn Thing Expire; the service involved allows one last connection, at which time you must come up with a password to their liking.