Work-around for current .Mac time-out bug

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Apple Services
    Link: Work-around for current .Mac time-out bug
    Description:: Apple has made a rare (and welcome) proactive move. It’s offering some advice to .Mac users currently experiencing a rash of annoying “enter your password” alerts in Apple Mail.

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  2. macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2004
    Dear Apple: Please fix the Mail app!

    That's what I always do when one of my POP mailboxes times out.

    I always thought it was surprisingly poorly designed (especially for an Apple product). If a mailbox times out, put an alert on the mailbox icon and keep trying, but don't keep asking me for the password. That's not the problem.
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    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Since the default behavior of canceling the login is to take the mailbox offline, this really isn't much of a tip.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I don't see how this is a work-around. It simply describes the problem and how to hit the cancel button.

    Does this permanently work for some people? For me the problem keeps coming back.

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