Mail constantly requests password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nuks, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Nuks macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use Mail for much, but my sister just ordered a mac, and used an old .mac address she had, so I could track the shipment. I set up two mailboxes in mail, but now, whenever I open Mail, it repeatedly asks me for both passwords. I know I'm entering them right, but it continues to ask. Any help?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    first, did you click on remember password?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    There's a bug in some email providers that means every now and then Mail'll go through patches of insisting on your password quite often. It usually passes within a few weeks though. However, it seems odd that both accounts are doing this. Are they using the same incoming mail server? :)
     
  4. Nuks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ^I'm not sure what you mean by that. They're both using .mac accounts.

    I do set it to remember passsword, but that doesn't change anything. It still always asks...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, sorry, I didn't realise the second account was .Mac too. What I mean is that every now and then a server-side bug prompts Mail to continually ask for the password. It usually refreshes itself after a few weeks and goes back to normal though. At this stage, I've got no idea of a fix other than waiting, sorry. Hopefully someone else can be far more helpful. :)
     
  6. Nuks thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's no problem mate. I only used the second account to track a shipment. I'd like to delete the account, but save one of the emails. However, I can't send it to one of my other email addresses. I guess I'll just wait a few weeks and see, it's not a big problem.

    Thanks again!
     

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