Mail icon bounces like a monkey on crack

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by raptorhigh, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. raptorhigh macrumors member

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    This seems like it shouldn't just be a problem for me, but I couldn't find help by searching. Anyway, my mail.app on a reasonably consistent basis (usually once a day or so) has problems connecting to it's server. So when it does, it bounces up and down asking for my password for the particular account. The problem is that if it starts this overnight, by the time i get up my computer runs incredibly slow. Under further inspection I see that Mail has taken up all my remaining ram (380Mb).

    Can anyone offer help on the subject? Maybe to eliminate the password prompt in the first place.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. thecow macrumors 6502

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    If you go to the accounts preferences and enter your password there it will store it in the keychain and you don't have to enter your password again. This will also give anyone using the computer access to your email.
     
  3. raptorhigh thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I have done that from the beginning. It seems to work for a little while, then either the server or my computer gets upity(not a real word) and wants the password again. It has happened with all 3 of my accounts at various times. But it's not often enough to make a pattern out of.
     
  4. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, this sometimes happens to me too. It probably happens about once a month or so. Just a Mail quirk I guess.
     
  5. howard macrumors 68020

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    i foud out that bugs like mydoom cause this sort of thing too.
     
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    How? Files like those are not executables on a Mac. I don't see how they could affect Mail. Mail would just regard them as attachments.
     

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