Mail driving me crazy

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ATD, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. ATD macrumors 6502a

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    My Mail app is asking for my password about 30 times a day. Is this a app or server problem? Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Could be a keychain issue, so you may use Keychain Access and repair your keychain.

    But, it's most probably a server problem. One of the pop servers I use is down regularly, and Mail doesn't like that, funnily enough. What helps is to just say cancel when the (first) alert comes up, which should take the account off-line (or at least it stops checking), and then just manually check for mail after 30 minutes or so, which should take the account back on-line.
     
  3. ATD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I'll check into that. ;)
     
  4. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    Mail has been pissing me off this week two it will just spin and spin and never let me get my email also it won't let me send any. I didn't buy .mac for it not to work!
     
  5. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I have been having the EXACT same problem.

    I deleted accounts, deleted keychains, deleted pref files. No luck.

    I called Apple, and they blame my ISP, SBC/PacBell for the problem. Of course, I call SBC and they immediately blame Apple and OS X. Round and round I go. In the meantime, I enter my frakking password 100 times a day.

    If you encounter a solution, please post here, others are having the same problem. Do a search on the boards here. Sadly no solutions yet.
     
  6. ATD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on SBC DLS also. I didn't even try to contact them because I would get the same runaround. They are a pain in the ass when it comes to problems. When I first got my DSL they sent a PC guy to install it. After 4 hours of meshing with my system (I was at work) he said he couldn't install it and I needed a new OS. I got it running in 10 mins when I got home but that was just the start of 6 months/100 + phone calls of other problems. So much so I was a part of a class action lawsuit. The outcome gave me 1 month of free service, BFD.
     
  7. ATD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I had my tech guy look at it. He fooled around with the keychain settings but nothing worked. He suggested Powermail (what he uses) instead of Mail.
     
  8. iBS23 macrumors member

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    Its on SBC's end. I'm having the same problem as are a number of other SBC family members on listserve I'm on. One person claimed that SBC told them they were reworking their servers which was probably the cause. Here's to hoping that once this whole ATT-SBC merger is completed that the issues will go away!
     
  9. ATD thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SBC = Service Be Crap :D
     

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