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    Jan 14, 2012
    mail asking for passwords
    I have seen several posts concerning this problem-even dating back to 2009. Every few minutes mac mail asking me for passwords to both of my mail accounts. Yes, I have them saved to keychain. I have tried all suggestions from other posts with no success. BUT in the meantime while changing things in keychain around, I changed the name of the computer from owner1 to my name. Now keychain wants password from owner1. I think I have all of keychain messed up. Yes, I did a repair but still happening. Is there a way I can erase/delete and start over? Oh yes, keychain locks every time I leave it. Please help.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    When you changed the name, did you set up a new user account in your name, and then trash the user1 account?

    Think your best option now is a format of the hard drive and using your system disc, do a clean install and then update to current operating system which you have no shared with us.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Member Since
    Jan 14, 2012
    Thx. for the reply. I set up a new account and then deleted the owner1 account. I did not get system disk, but I did create a start up disk on an external drive. I also have parallel and windows 7 on this, so I would hate to format and start over. Computer came with Leopard, but I bought Lion from the apple store, so I don't have a disk from that either. Mail has not asked for password in the past hour, but now if I send a message I have to give password each time. Thx again.

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