so here's a lil something i found: (accounts passwords have been modified for anonymity) i have two different domains in plesk, for one a create an email account roger and assign password r1234. for the second i create an account roger and assign the password r1234. plesk then claims that this password is too easy and makes me put in a different one. i put r2345 and it goes through. i go back to the other domain's roger account and try to change the password to r2345 and plesk gives me the easy password error. plesk is lying to me!!! ... well ok, half truthing me. because, it really means it can't assign this password because another account with that username has that same password. so... making the user's account unique based on their username and password isn't the best choice. however, i understand that this was probably a workaround for the webmail. although i do think there is a way to have the webmail know which domain it's being accessed through and relate that username to the domain. so kids, the moral of the story is that if you get the "easy password" error and you know the password isn't "easy", then you just scored yourself a "cracked" account! woo hoo!!