Mac Mail - have to keep entering password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mcensminger, May 8, 2009.

  1. mcensminger macrumors newbie

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    it's a random thing, and it's happening to all 3 accounts I have in Mail. When it happens a box comes up and says that I need to enter the password. I have it stored to save and when the box comes up I click "remember my password" but it keeps coming up. it's not ever day, it's random.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Happens to all of us at times I think
    I just click cancel and it will usually reset itself

    A little annoying, but I don't think it is anything to worry about
    I could be wrong, but I believe it has to do with the server not being readily available when accessed

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    It also may be that you have mail set to check for new mail too frequently. Might check that and perhaps make the interval a little longer.
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    You can try using the keychain first aid. Here's a article on it, though it says for 10.4, it may be available for 10.5 I'm not at my Mac to check.
     
  5. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/528.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/528.16)

    Yeah, your keychain is probably corrupt. You need to either repair it or make a new one.
     

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