small problem with Mail

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vendettabass, May 7, 2007.

  1. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

    vendettabass

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    Seoul, South Korea
    #1
    hey there,
    basically, ever since I ran some of the utilities in Main Menu, I've had a small problem in mail, in that every time I open mail, i must enter my password to check and send mail. Its getting quite annoying!

    Any ideas how to get around this?
    thanks a lot!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #2
    I would try the two following things, in this order. Close Mail, then do them, then re-open Mail.

    1) Run Disk Utility from the utilities folder and repair permissions on the drive.

    2) Try opening the keychain assistant program (look in the utilities folder or spotlight it). When you open it, in the menus, you will find an option to do "first aid" or repair the login keychain. Try that. It sounds like Mail has somehow become disenfranchised from the login keychain, which is supposed to store these passwords for you.
     
  3. vendettabass thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vendettabass

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    Seoul, South Korea
    #3
    thanks a lot for the reply! I didnt know this app existed!

    quite worrying, I only have a bunch of wireless keys and 'dashboard advisory' in there! no mail/safari etc (also having trouble with remembering passwords in safari!) ...

    I tried a verify and repair.. to no avail:( any ideas?
     

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