os x mail driving me Crazy

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by PalmHarborTchr, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. PalmHarborTchr macrumors member

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    #1
    OSX in 10.2.8 has been going crazy

    it keeps asking for the password over
    and over and over and over and it
    does not accept the password. I trashed
    preferences......no help...rebuilt permissions.........no help.........used
    Diskwarrior....no help.........deleted the
    account did it over.......no help.
    it will not send...I have a dot mac.
    account.
    I have had more problems with this
    e mail program than anything else
    in 10.2
     
  2. macguymike macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Have you entered the password in your keychains?
     
  3. PalmHarborTchr thread starter macrumors member

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    reply about the email

    explain pls.........i put in the password
    as is normal do you know some type
    of special trick??????????????
     
  4. macguymike macrumors 6502

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    Re: reply about the email

    I'm assuming that your Mail app is asking for your e-mail account password. If this is the case...

    Go to /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access

    Then, find your email account in the list and select it.

    Under the "Attributes" tab, click the "Show Password" box and authenticate if necessary by typing in your User password (not your email password). A new field should appear below it. Is your email password in this field? If not, type it in.

    It may also be that you are typing in the wrong password or have the wrong password stored in your Mail preferences.
     
  5. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    I had the same problem, but I am so sorry I can't remember how I resolved it. I will think on it, but mine too was with 10.2.8 mail. I think I tinkered with the edit preferences for my account and there is an options button on the account page that opens up in the preferences box. Have you tried both your email password for .mac and your administrator password? Try setting up the account again somehow and see if it will work that way? I will work on it and see if I can remember exactly what I tried. I had a terrible time for a while, but none for over 3 or 4 months now so hand in there.
     

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