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MPB keeps forgetting Gmail passwords

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My MPB (10.13.6) keeps forgetting the Gmail passwords in Apple Mail.
Sometimes when I restart they come back - otherwise I have to re-enter them?
Can someone pse tell me why this is happening?

Update - this morning I restarted but the passwords were still forgotten. I had to reset them all in Apple Mail via System Prefs

Thanks in advance.
M
 
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If you have had these address' for a long time I would advise deleting them and re entering them as new. For some reason known only to the much more technically minded this sometimes works.
 

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Update - this morning I restarted but the passwords were still forgotten. I had to reset them all in Apple Mail via System Prefs
I've had this happen with Gmail also. Usually the way to get it working again is to remove the old password from your keychain using the keychain.app located in utilities. Then access the Gmail web page and enter a new password. Now open Apple Mail, preferences, and enter the new password. That should get things working again.
 
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Many thanks to both for the suggestion ... I'll certainly try the fix and let you know in due course how things turn out.
M
 
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