Mail/Gmail problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mike Teezie, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

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    I've been using Mail to check my gmail account for probably two weeks now.

    Now all the sudden, Mail tells me the gmail POP server is rejecting my password?

    I've checked to make sure POP is enabled in my gmail account, and made sure the password matches in my Mail preferences. I don't understand how it worked for two weeks, then just stops without me changing a thing...

    :confused:
     
  2. the_mole1314 macrumors 6502a

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    Check to see if you can log into Gmail.com. Gmail likes to go down for no reason some times.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    It does that to me sometimes too, but if I just re-enter the password then everything is dandy again - till the next time! :rolleyes: :p Sometimes I can go days without it checking, sometimes I have to do it multiple times a day. It's beta and not the biggest hassle in the world, so it's not that big a deal, but hopefully they will have it ironed out soon.
     
  4. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Gmail has a security 'feature': if you go to the login page, you'll see that it says "Don't ask for my password for two weeks"
    Which is why you're being asked for a password again, now that you've used Mail for 2 weeks now

    This happened to me yesterday, I entered my password, and it worked again.
    Good luck!
     

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  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Not sure why this would have any impact on using Mail.app :confused:

    Thats a web based feature that uses cookies to "remember" you.
     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    I think Mike is talking about the POP feature of GMail, not about access via the webpage.
     
  7. Eldentistfuturo macrumors regular

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    this happened to me to, what did yall do to fix this.
     
  8. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    All I generally do is hit "cancel" and sometime later go hit "get mail" after taking the gmail box back online. Gmail is still in beta, like another poster said.
     
  9. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    i still think its the two-week thing, but it has only been a week since it last prompted me, so next thursday, we'll know for sure whether or not its because of the 2 weeks
     

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