Mail problem - Password rejected

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jufjo, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. jufjo macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    I've seen this mentioned before but am yet to find a solution so I thought I'd start a new topic, hope that is ok.

    Recently my email that has been working fine up to then, started asking for my password for just one acount (of many), every time it checks email.
    Very very annoying.

    "The POP server “” rejected the password for user"

    When I give the password, everything is fine... for a few minutes.
    This is a NEW problem, so all the settings are good.
    Correct password, every thing just as it always was and as it should be.

    I did the keychain thing, trying to repair the password, then removing it all together, etc, etc.

    Still no good.

    I think it may have started after I had to delete a few files so that mail would rebuild the emails, you know when mail stops showing you the content of messages.
    But am not totally sure.
    I've had to do a lot of messing around when I changed servers.

    BUT everything is fine with my other emails and the settings never changed!

    I googled a lot and learned that many people have this problem, sometimes it sorts itself out, sometimes they find a solution that works for them but not for me somehow.
    I am hoping there is something I can do besides hope that it will eventually fix itself.

    I am on macbook os x 10.5.8
  2. gustavson macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2012
    Mail Password Problem

    have the same problem with snow leopard.
    get message the th password is not valid and have to re-enter
    than it's OK of for a while.
    all proposed changes, like reset key-server, change idle time for mail did not help.
    my account is also tele2 but in austria

  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Welcome to Macrumors, gustavson!

    I have an email provider that is a pain in the butt. My gmail works just fine. My icloud works just fine. But my third email provider constantly causes popups on my iPhone, iPad and sometimes on my Mac about some nonexistent password problem or some timeout issue. I'm working on switching my personal email domain to google and I'll be rid of that BS once and for all. I suggest if the password problem you are experiencing is with only one email provider, find another email provider. You can usually forward email to another provider so you don't even need to change your email address, just your IMAP provider.

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