Problem with mail?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Daniel97, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    my new MBP just turned up and i copied across my home directory basically .. all music and videos and documents

    for some reason it also carried across most of my settings so when i download apps they miraculously appear!


    the mail app keeps asking for my password .. i enter it and 30 seconds later it wants it again!

    i click save and it doesnt make a difference

    can anybody help?
  2. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    Were your old MBP and the new one the same exact version of OS X and Mail? If you copied your entire home directory as one folder, then you probably accidentally carried over your ~/Library folder. I'd google a safe way to remove application settings from the folder since I don't think its entirely safe to just delete ~/Library

    PS. If you don't know what "~" means in directory structure, it's a shorthand for your home directory path. So if your username is "joe", then ~/Library is the same as /Users/joe/Library
  3. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2011
    i already had the problem on my old imac

    its like keychain isnt working :S

    constantly asking for my hotmail password :(

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