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Mail password issues

782 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2013 3:59 PM by waltwagner RSS
bikinijack Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
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Jul 26, 2012 10:39 PM

Before, in Lion and previous version of OSX, I could leave my password "blank" in my email accounts under Mail preferences so that when I sign in I have to type in my password for my email account.  I do this for security purposes as other people use my computer.  Now, with Mountain Lion, the password sticks every time I put it in.  I even tried typing in a wrong password so when Mail opens it asks me for the correct password, but the correct password sticks.  Any suggestions for this issue?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, i7 brand new
  • mattw gx Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jul 26, 2012 10:55 PM (in response to bikinijack)

    One thing you can do to make sure other people can't sign into your email account is to change the security settings on your login keychain. Open up Keychain Access and right click on the login keychain. From there you can (carefully) set the keychain to lock after a certain number of minutes of inactivity. Once you do this, Mail should refuse to log into your email account until the keychain is unlocked. Keep in mind that will affect other programs that use passwords as well. There are some other settings in the keys themselves that you can change.

  • cep42 Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2012 3:41 AM (in response to bikinijack)

    I'm having the same problem, when I first open mail in SL and Lion it would ask for a password. When new mail arrives it would pop up. After I log off and log on again it would ask for the password again.  That is how I would like ML to function, does anyone have an answer?

  • cep42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:08 AM (in response to bikinijack)

    I dont want to pay extra for a feature that I had, Im sure that there is a solution to this issue. I deleted and reinstalled my personal e-mail info, now it wont let me send e-mails.

  • itwontletme Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to bikinijack)

    I too am having this problem in Mountain Lion Mail (6.0), on my 2009 mini.  All I want is to have to enter my password anew in order to get or send mail each time Mail is launched.

     

    Apple, are you listening?

  • DaveySocalClone Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to bikinijack)

    I too am having this issue. Please bring back the way it used to work. This is broken. Apple please fix this.

  • waltwagner Calculating status...
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    Jun 14, 2013 3:59 PM (in response to bikinijack)

    Any headway on this problem? Mail (v. 6.5) in Mountain Lion still won't let the user leave the mail account password blank.

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