iMac "forgets" my mail password

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  1. ejmckinnon macrumors newbie

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    At random times my iMac "forgets" my e-mail password and submits a blank which is rejected by the remote server. I then re-enter the password and all is fine until it forgets again. Resetting the keychain access does not help. Apple help cannot solve this issue, can you?
     
  2. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Mail on my macbook does the same thing. I mean it's no MAJOR issue but it tends to get annoying.
     
  3. ejmckinnon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Forgets password

    Aces, I agree. No big deal, but what else may be wrong?
     
  4. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    No idea, I wasn't trying to offer an explanation, just saying the same thing is happening to me.
     
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  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean by "resetting the keychain access?"
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Are you using and third party plug-ins on your mail client? I know when I was using the MSN/hotmail plugin I would constantly have to enter my password. Once I removed it the problem went away. Just a thought.
     
  8. ejmckinnon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    e-mail

    My accounts are msn.com and q.com, I am not aware that I use plug-ins though. What is an example?
     
  9. ejmckinnon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LPZ Keychain access

    It is a utility under "Applications" that the Machelp agent guided me to.

    I don't know specifically what it does but it seems to remember Internet Passwords - apart from my e-mail ones!
     
  10. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I know what Keychain Access is. What, specifically, did you use it to do? What did you do to "reset the keychain access?"

    I'm asking because what I'd probably do is quit Mail, open Keychain Access,
    click on login and passwords, and then delete any keys related to this mail server. I'd then quit Keychain Access and restart Mail, and resupply the passwords as requested (and check the box so that each resupplied password is saved in my keychain).
     
  11. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "I'm asking because what I'd probably do is quit Mail, open Keychain Access,
    click on login and passwords, and then delete any keys related to this mail server. I'd then quit Keychain Access and restart Mail, and resupply the passwords as requested (and check the box so that each resupplied password is saved in my keychain)."

    That procedure is EXACTLY how to do it.....
     
  12. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I know. :rolleyes:

    I'm trying to determine if that's what the OP did/meant!

    But thanks for confirming the suggestion.
     
  13. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Did you install this plugin before? httpmail:

    http://email.about.com/cs/mailplugins/gr/httpmail.htm


    Also, try this. Create a google account and set it up within the email. Remove your msn account and see if it does the same thing. Once I deleted the account from within mail I no longer get the password error again. Just a suggestion.
     

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