Help! Mail is acting like a Micro$oft Application!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Invizzible, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Invizzible macrumors regular

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    #1
    Every once in a while, Mail will suddenly pop open a window asking me to type in the password for my accounts. I have no idea why it does this because I've never changed the password. Also, I use Mail every day but it only happens...oh, maybe once every two months...then again in 5 weeks...etc...

    The really annoying thing about this is that last time it happened I just closed the window w/out typing in the password, and it acted as if everything was ok but then I stopped getting emails. A few days later I realized that my accounts were greyed out because Mail had taken them 'offline'.

    Does anyone know how to stop Mail from occasionally doing this?
     
  2. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

    neoelectronaut

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    Southeastern Louisiana
    #2
    This happens to me every now and then too, and I can really think of is that's it's just the server's downtime. (Since it seems to happen early in the morning and late at night.)
     
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

    evil_santa

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    London, England
    #3
    i get the same problem, i ignore the password request (cancel) and the use the "go online" button, and that usualy works. (add it from the custom toobar)
     
  4. johnnowak macrumors 6502

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    New York, New York
    #4
    It's not mail's fault.. just the server not responding once, so next time it has to reask your password just in case.
     

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