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OS 10.5 - mail authentication and PW.


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after the 10.5 upgrade, mail keeps asking for this password, and even after i click the keychain button, it still comes back.

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ive also deleted alot of my keychain passwords i had stored, and got no results.
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Have you tried just going into your Mail Preferences and retyping your password in the appropriate field?


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I have encountered this several times and it's a monumental PITA ....

That error message is saying there's a problem either at the server end of things, or some discrepancy relating to your account details ... well, they're a starting point and I'm hoping that this is easily fixed otherwise we'll need to look elsewhere for the cause ...

You'll have to check in Prefs ~> Accounts to ensure all the Server info is correct and while you're there just check all the details and remove and re-enter the info. Sometimes, that's all that's needed.

You'll notice the little check box under the text field:



Personally, I like to enable this as it suits me to not be prompted for my password each and every time I get a new email .... whether or not you enable this option should depend on how sensitive your mail is as enabling this lets anyone view your new mail if you're not at your mac.



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Yup, having this problem as well. What's frustrating is that it works for awhile and then stops. Tried repairing the keychain, but no luck.

I'm in awe that something so simple isn't working. Never had this problem before, but found other posts where it's been an issue in the past.
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yeah, ive hit the keychain button every time, entered my PW numerous times.. and im not sure if its a leopard thing. it worked great on tiger.

i dont' know if i can go into the keychain and add a password for mail? cuz everytime i look in keychain, there isn't a mail password present. where else should i look?

under what tab in keychain are your guys's mail PW's?
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Anyone find out solid answers to this? It's getting pretty tiring having to enter my password at random intervals.

I had no issues in tiger as well. I'm seriously considering a clean install again if there is no known solution.
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Have you try repairing your keychain?

'Keychain> Keychain Access> Keychain First Aid'
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Yup, I did. Tried removing the passwords from the keychain and then adding them again when mail prompts me for a password. No luck there either.
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Yup, I did. Tried removing the passwords from the keychain and then adding them again when mail prompts me for a password. No luck there either.
yup.. im thinking about a clean install myself.
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Found this in another forum. Maybe it can help.


Not sure if you've already tried all of this, but just in case.

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I've given that a try, so we shall see what happens. Thank you for the tip.
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i also reset my keychain, so we'll see, i'll report my progress in a few days. so far, looks promising.
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No luck for me. Let it run overnight, but this morning I had a new password prompt to check mail. It's the only password in my keychain right now.

Bummer.
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ok, so its back again for good.

so im really just trying to find a way to fix this, since its my only issue with leopard. other than that, i have no other choice to try a clean install.

anyways, this might be unrelated, but i found a difference in my main mail account, and the standard guest account i created. (guest account works).

"get mail" button is moved, "trash", "junk", and "on my mac" tabs arn't avail on the guest account. other than that, its fine. it WORKS!

my account


the guest account.


i was told by someone on another forum it could be because the guest account doesnt' have admin access therefore some of the actions are not avail.
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