.Mac ?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by stoneage, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

    stoneage

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    #1
    I signed up for .mac and am able to Backup, have an email account, iDisk etc., but when I go to System Preferences /Internet and click the .Mac tab my member name is correct but the password is not. My password has 8 digits and the one in the window has 10. How do I change the password? When I click on the iDisk tab it tells me to enter my info on the .Mac tab (catch 22). I can circumvent this by going to Apple/.Mac and entering my password there. Any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    #2
    .Mac appears to be down again - it's had some problems this weekend. Sorry dude, just bad timing, but at least its not you. ;)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    it appears as tho the pane adds a few of those characters in a further effort to hide the password... i've seen the same thing with a shorter password, but the password itself isn't affected.
     
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    MacBandit

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    #4
    This is correct. The amount of dots in the entry window has no correlation to the number of characters in your password.
     
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    mac15

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    #5
    it ads a few for your protection, someone could see how many and guess it
     

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