Password box in Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Peter Franks, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Any idea why the password box in Mac mail ALWAYS comes up and asks for 'password', It's not the server because I'd get a no response on the iPhone when that happens, but it's become a real pain, only happens on the Mac. It's too frequent to be bearable, and it's obviously a problem with the programme
     
  2. Peter Franks, Jul 7, 2011
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    Yes, tedious. Every day tedious, like Flash/YouTube tedious that won't play, like why did I change from a PC to Mac for all these problems tedious...

    just in case you're wondering tedious :D

    Also... any idea when columning the 'From' in 'Sent', the people beginning with 'O', the letter, not number are at the top and not in the alphabetical?
     
  3. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    Did you allow your password to be saved to your keychain? My mail app never asks for a password.
     
  4. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeh, the tick box for it comes up every time when you open Mail and the password pop up comes up..
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  6. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've never really got the keychain thing to be honest, in all my years of being a Mac user*

    OK, I've only been one for a couple of months.... :D but hadn't really got the point of that one. Isn't it just something that keeps passwords much like a browser saving them for you?
     
  7. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, on a mac, that's where passwords are stored - can be to websites, networks, certificates etc. All in one place, also allowing you to see them if you've forgotten a login you previously stored.

    According to its description, you can also store other stuff there, like your ssn, and assign a password required to access it all, but I've always been reluctant to put even more personal stuff on my computer... :eek:

    But if you get it right, there's no reason mail should keep asking for your pw...
     
  8. Peter Franks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I'm not mad about storing all my passwords in there to be honest, but I did for Mail, because it looks like there is no choice in doing so, but there's a few quirks with Mail that are lousy. The keeping drafts when you've already sent the email and yet they will store them in there even when in sent items. A quick scan of this forum shows that problem has been going on for over 5 years in Mac Mail so I'm at a loss as to why they can't fix it?
     

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