Mail can't connect to iCloud account, every time launches

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by b.c., Oct 23, 2013.

  1. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    after upgrading to Mavericks, each time I launch Mail, it complains that it can't connect to my iCloud account and asks me to enter my password.

    I enter the password and can then access my iCloud email. but if I quit mail, every time I launch it again it asks me for the password all over again. No problem with any of my other email accounts in the Mail app. and wasn't a problem before upgrading to Mavericks.

    anybody else seeing this? and is there some fix?
  2. patyoung macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    Mt Pleasant, SC
    I'm seeing the same thing. I don't know if its every time, but its already asked me for the password a number of different times.
  3. niji macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2003
    Mail won't connect to iCloud account


    similar problem:

    after installing 10.9, Mail will not connect all to the @mac iCloud account.

    it connects to the account on iOS 7.3 iPhone but not on mac.

    i have made it toggled active/inactive but same thing.

    how to toggle it so that it adjusts whatever preference is messed up?

    in my case, no need to keep entering password, it just gives an error message saying that there is a problem with the account. but what problem?

    how big is this problem?

  4. b.c. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
    aha, found the solution - see this article over at TUAW - changing the authentication setting to Apple Token as described fixed the problem for me
  5. bobrf macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2013
    Mail can't connect to iCloud account, every time launches

    Thanks b.c. I had been having the same problem. The solution at TUAW works perfectly.

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