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Inactive Mail to handle?

634 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 10:03 AM by Dave_K. RSS
Dave_K. Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
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Jan 17, 2013 3:15 PM

Hey gang-


For many years I had an email account with an old ISP.    I have since switched to another ISP and changed email addresses.   Today I guess they finally got around to deleting my account from their servers.   Not unexpected.   But here's the problem.   Mail is now popping up the dialog "Enter Password for Account xyz.  Password rejected, etc, etc, etc."   Also not unexpected.


So, I went into Mail Preferences and deselected "Enable this Account".   The good news is that Mail no longer attempts to check that mail account and so no more password nag screen.   The bad news is that at the same time, Mail completely removes that account and all its mailboxes from the Mailboxes sidebar.   So there is no way for me to access my old email from that account.   I should mention that all those old emails are stored locally on my Mac- not on the email server.  So why hide them?


I should mention that if I once again enable that old Account in Mail preferences, the Folders reappear.   But then so does the Password Nag screen.   Gahhhh!


So, how does one tell Mail to not check an old account, but at the same time not hide the local mail folders?





  • Jeffrey Jones2 Level 6 Level 6 (8,425 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to Dave_K.)

    Move the mailboxes to On My Mac. They will no longer be linked to the inactive account.

  • ocoileain Calculating status...
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    Jan 21, 2013 3:40 AM (in response to Dave_K.)

    Dave K., some years ago you posted an unanswered query about how Windows was sucking up your usb when you were running Parallels.  I have the reverse problem now--the Mac is sucking up everything and I can't loan software via disc on Parallels because the Windows side won't recognise the DVD player.  Did you ever get any answer, or sort it out on your own?




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