Mail app asking for passwords it already knows, taking accounts offline, intermittently failing to connect IMAP/SMTP
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Mail app asking for passwords it already knows, taking accounts offline, intermittently failing to connect IMAP/SMTPMar 16, 2013 1:27 AM (in response to zentraedidotnet)
I am having the same issue - it seems to happen only on two networks though - it seems to be network dependent.
At work, I often experience that all my accounts go offline. Nothing would recover them. Yet my network admin, on the same version of OS X, with the same app Mail.app open, did not have any issues reaching the exact same servers (iCloud and Gmail).
I have seen this occasionally, very rarely, on other networks, but on the work network it's 50/50.
I have fixed the issue by logging out and logging back in, and also by restarting the machine.
All other internet connections work fine during the mail outage, by the way - I can use Safari to reach gmail and so on. So the servers are definitely reachable. The ports are open since the network admin (and also myself after restart) can connect.
The one thing that the work email connection does is I have to log in via a website with login/password before it will work. I suspect that that initial failure to connect (when the login/password hasn't yet been entered yet mail is trying to check mail) somehow gets some connections stuck forever.
Edit: Last time this happened Mail forgot one of the passwords too.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Mail app asking for passwords it already knows, taking accounts offline, intermittently failing to connect IMAP/SMTPJul 18, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to zentraedidotnet)
Same issue, too. But I have nothing better to do than try to fix Apple problems that appear mysteriously and randomly; I'm sure you're the same way.
The REAL REASON, which can no longer be overlooked, is that Apple's (probably underpaid sweatshop Chinese) employees build toys for grown-ups and do little more than that. I wish I had never bought my Mac (2009) since few things about Apples are "intuitive" unless you've been an Apple cultist since Jobs introduced the first Mac. Oh, and because things mysteriously stop working, something I don't recall happening with any of the PCs I've owned.
Apple's version of Excel is a total joke and on an update that I did not ask for, the "Save As" feature, a convention that was 30 years old and worked well, was removed in favor of "Duplicate, Rename, Save." What 22 year-old Apple product manager was allowed to make this change?
I foolishly compounded my Mac purchase error by buying an iPhone 4S. On that lovely ($200 Verizon-subsidized) product, I can no longer discover my home network, rendering my ($100) Airplay for outdoor music useless. (But I probably can post a picture directly to Facebook or something! More toyish behavior in which Apple specializes.) Can I get support on these POS with a phone call? No, I need to rely on a Aapl cultist to devise some esoteric key combo or a "jailbreak" on a Support board or blog site.
I'm eligible for a phone upgrade on 8/13 and I'm counting the days. Will upgrade to a good large-screen laptop asap as well and then throw the Mac out my office window. Junk, just junk. Apple's stock is at $433 from $700 and it's still overpriced. How long will this rant last before it's sanitized by the Cupertino Big Brother? Maybe what the children who design product ought to do instead is BUILD BETTER STUFF.