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    Email password error message???
    Im running OS X Lion and i keep getting this error message.....(The Yahoo! IMAP server “imap.mail.yahoo.com” rejected the password for user ). the password I'm entering is correct but i keep getting this message every 2 or 3 minutes requesting my password and its driving me mad, any help would me much appreciated .

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    Are you using port 993 (SSL) ?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Yes i am mate.

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    Have you tried changing your password?
    Or
    removing then re-adding the account?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    i was thinking of removing then re-adding the account? ill give that a try. thanks for your response.

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    I would first go direct to the Yahoo IMAP server via its web address and change the password from there. Removing the account and re-adding it should be the last thing to try.

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    Mail Password errors
    I have started getting the same password errors on 4 different email addresses with different suppliers, so I expect its a lion software issue!

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    same problem
    I am having the same error message with my yahoo account. Everything was fine for a month or so. then I began to get the error message at an increasing frequency. Now it won't log in and retrieve mail from yahoo at all. my gmail account is working fine. I have deleted and re-installed the account. I have changed the password at yahoo. still get error message. The account is linked to an att.net account with same login/password combo. I get same error if I delete the yahoo account and install the att.net account. What's up? I'm a recent convert from PC and Outlook. I like apple mail better except for this problem.
    David
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    2.6/2x4GB/750/SD/HR-AG

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    I had this problem all the time on Lion. I changed the pw, deleted and added the account and nothing worked. Now, I noticed that I am getting the error on Mountain Lion.

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