I tried changing the password there but still is being rejected. So still locked out. Jun 15, If Mail on your Mac keeps asking for your password - Apple Support. Jun 16, Thank you again, connection doctor just said the same, basically contact the email provider to verify user name and password, as did the article you linked me to. The problem is how to contact them. The 'help' just seems to send me round in circles but doesn't give me a number or email contact for them so I don't know how to contact them.
See if this is any help. One other thing to try. If you have all the details for that account, try resetting it. Jun 16, 1: Are you using a third-party app to access mail? Apparently Apple has changed the rules. See this thread. Windows Live Mail has quit accepting my username and password for psmtp. Jun 16, 3: Thanks so much for your help again. Herein lays the problem , I know the user name but not the password, so who do I contact to reset the password?
Appleid or iCloud will just reset my appleid but can't find anything, or talk to anyone about mail server passwords. Jun 16, 4: Did you ever use Keychain Access to automatically fill in your password for email?
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If so you can find the password. Open Keychain Access through Spotlight. In the Keychain Access sidebar, choose Passwords, and in the search field, type in your mail address or just the part after the mark. You'll probably get a list of items. Double-click on the one you think is right and in the window that comes up, check the box for Show Password.
You have to authenticate it with your computer login password. Some people recommend deleting the Keychain password after making a note of it and starting over again. In this case, try the following steps to delete offline mail caches:.
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First of all make all hidden file visible by typing the following command in terminal. Close mail. Delete hidden folder. Start mail. A new OfflineCache folder will get created. Check to see if Yahoo mail works now otherwise move to the next step if Apple mail is still unable to verify account name or password for yahoo mail. Remove all email accounts on the left or just the problematic one.
Move the Mail folder to desktop. Go to preferences folder and delete the following files. Now restart your Mac and reopen Apple Mail app to setup your Yahoo account as a fresh. This above step no. Thank you! I just spent two hours trying to figure out why my mom can't access her Yahoo email online before I came across this page and found the answers! Instead, I finally went to their guide on setting up Apple Mail and there found an option for their diagnosing my problem.
It reported 'no problems found,' which did little for my mood. About fifteen minutes later, however, I once again tried to bring my account online and it worked! I had to do this for each mailbox, but now everything seems to be working just fine. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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Is it an application password, a private key, internet password? And when I look at some of the passwords, they just look like strings of numbers and letters…. Could you please explain this part a little better: Any tips on this for iBooks? Whenever it is opened on either Mac or iPad both on current releases of the OS, it wants a password every dang time. Wait…people are still using macmail? Maverick destroyed it for me.
Is it back? Forget password.. You know…I needed it to work. Problem solved, I can now send and receive email from client accounts all from my MacMail. Thanks a bunch.
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It may be just a timing issue; one of my accounts will work for days, then suddenly show that password-failure message. I just press [esc] to dismiss the box — no re-typing or other steps are necessary! I had an issue once where I was going under accounts and changing the password. Had to restart the computer to make the password stick. Mind you this was 15 minutes after restarting the computer for a separate problem. Art and RM have the right idea: Sentence 4 has nothing to do with the Mail issue.
I have had this problem on and off for 4 years now. I ignore the message. I know all passwords are entered correctly. It does seem to do it less than it used to and it does seem to appear more with my one aol email account. However the same thing happens periodically with my gmail and icloud accounts as well. I have found that trying to fix it only makes it worse. This solution worked for me. Mine is an administrator password. If yes, then a exit out press red button at top left , then b right click the highlighted line item, and c select the delete option.
This fixed my AOHell issue too! Been going mad for the last 48 hours trying to fix this issue! Thank you so much. Instructions were clear, concise and worked beautifully. I tried your idea, and all my passwords dealing with AOL were the correct one, and the same. I can go to AOL web mail, sign in using my password and download all my mail, but not through MacMail. I tried the same idea with Verizon. Macmail is a horrible program that should not still be used. I have tried to figure this problem out but it just does not go away.
It seems all the issues I run into with apple takes weeks for them to isolate and resolve. This is not the apple I remember from a couple years ago. There has been a noticeable regression in support and reliability in Apple products over the years. Was having a problem with Yosemite Mail.
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Went to the settings for the Hotmail account in Mail. Opened Keychain Access. Tried to send mail again. Entered the Hotmail account password and now everything is working. I have been fighting the email problems for some time now. Fixing the keychain has fixed it this time and I hope it is permanent. I found a number of Orphans left from previous passwords setups.
Eliminating should eliminate the errors in both sending and receiving. The problems were inability to send and then the persistent asking for the password. Ever since the upgrade to Yosemite my mail keeps forgetting the passwords, never had a problem before and the upgrade is the only thing that changed. Why is Apple sending out software with bugs for everyone else to report instead of fixing before its released? I waited to switch over to Yosemite hoping these bugs would be fixed but obviously not.
What else can I use? I used to love MAIL. Already repeated the process like 4 times. Trying to set up new Exchange account. Works fine on iPad and iPhone, but I get the dreaded pop-up password message on my iMac v Have tried deleting and reentering several times with same result. Any ideas? I deleted the account and re-installed and I had no pop-up for one day, then it reappeared.
Tried all of the above again and still have had no luck. Any help would be so much appreciated. Definitely a keychain issue in my case — having had to change the email password previously keychain was trying to revert on my mac. Annoying had worked fine on both iPad and iPhone. After using the second solution on here and then clearing keychain history it is working fine. Thank you, very helpful article. Thank you soooo much, OSX daily — you have fixed me! I have Yosemite and it was problem 3; outgoing mail.
Such clear instructions, even a technotwit like me could do it. Now if you could just come sort out my microwave, too….. I have sent several test emails incoming and outgoing with success. Only wished I had discovered your advice before spending a day figuring this out. Yes, me too. I go through this literally every day between my 2 mail accounts, one of them is off line.
Delete the old passwords out of your keychain access password screen and go back into MAIL app and reenter the passwords there. This has been a problem for so many people for such a long time! It worked for me. My first mac drove me crazy but i am very happy now. The problem I had was 4 accounts not accepting repeated entry of correct password.
I went to Internet Accounts, to no avail. Today I went back to Mail. Same four acting stupid. As with these, I have run into a few other instances where saved passwords in browsers had suddenly disappeared.