mail keeps asking for my Email Account Passoword

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Philgr, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Philgr macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2005
    Lakes - UK
    Why does Mail keep randomly asking me for my POP mail account password, i tick the box remember password and it works for a while then forgets it.

    Really annoying :mad:
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    It will sometimes do this if the mail server goes down...could that be it?
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, it's an email provider-side problem but it's not always related to the provider's servers going down. Hopefully they'll get it fixed up for you soon. :)
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    How often do you have it set to retrieve mail? Sometimes if the interval is too short, you will be asked to enter password. Have you changed this setting recently?

    Also, .mac mail had a problem a short while ago that caused this behavior (if you are using .mac). They resolved it, but it could be back.
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    It happens to me when the ISP server goes down. Very annoying but should sort itself out soon (if that is the problem).
  6. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    Actually, this happens quite a lot. Try making another User account, Log In as that User, and set up your Mail again for the new account, using all your old settings. Dragging the folder to the desktop doesn't seem to achieve much.

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