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Mail keeps asking for keychain password

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  • sc_hk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 12:58 AM (in response to muchaim)

    In keychain access - after you have searched for the relevant accounts under the password section (left menu) - select the Access Control tab

    in that window - you have two choices either will work

     

    Choice a

    select 'Allow all applications to access this item' and click 'save changes'.

     

    Choice b

    select the button - 'Confirm before allowing access' click on the little plus sign below the window that says 'Always allow access by these applications' and find 'Mail.app' in your applications folder and select it. click save changes

  • Don Durs Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Apr 24, 2013 6:48 AM (in response to sc_hk)

    Thank you!

  • Arudi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 23, 2013 8:00 AM (in response to ging9)

    ging9,

    You are a genius. I worked for two weeks on thiss. I called server three times. I wrote an unanswered Apple Discussion question. I cried. Thank you so much

  • nursecarmen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to Arudi)

    Another possibility: Control-click on the keychain in keychain access. A sub-menu comes up, select "Change settings for keychain "whateverthekeychainis". Enter the password. My keychain had, for some odd reason, decided to set itself to lock after 5 minutes of inactivity and lock when sleeping. I unchecked those. Problem solved.

  • Arudi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2013 7:25 PM (in response to nursecarmen)

    nursecarmen

    I will keep this in mind for the future. Right after I told ging9 it was working, if started again. After enough days, I decided to forget e-mail. I lived before it and I would live without it, but before I threw it into the toilet, I called the ISP one more time. They said they couldn't help me because it is an Apple problem. All the settings were right, so it was Apple.

     

    They said for $15.oo a month for one year, I could talk to an upper technicion. Excuse me! Where is out AT&T support. I said no but it was so weird because the next morning everything was working fine and has been since then. I think when you call them and don't take the $15.00 offer, they turn the problem over to the other thechnicians?????? Never know.

     

    Anyway it works and thank you for the suggestion,

  • Michael M Cohen Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to david125)

    Solved my problem...thanks for advice!

  • ethnobot Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 17, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to michaelfagan7979)

    I had this problem, and I solved it by turning off digital signatures.

    Just click the button on the right side of the new message window so that it is marked with an X.

    Hope this helps!

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  • Arudi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2013 6:05 PM (in response to ethnobot)

    I have never had digital signatures, but I haven't had this problem since May 29th.

    Everyone seems to do something different. I think if we **** with the computer lone enough, it will fix itself.

    Thanks for sharing info. I copy and printed it to my 'mac help file'. I keep everything in there for future problems.

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