Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to psutoad)
If Mail keeps asking you for your Keychain password (it was unclear if it was prompting you for the Keychain or the email account password), you may find the following article helpful (it is aimed at Mountain Lion, but the steps should be similar in Mavericks):
You may also want to check to make sure that the access settings for Mail haven't been inadvertently changed:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to brenden dv)
Thanks for the advice Brenden. It doesn't appear to be a keychain issue, though I tried both of those suggestions. It actually is starting to look like an Apple ID issue. My apple ID is a mac.com address, but it appears that some apps are looking for me.com addresses instead. I followed a different thread and deleted my iCloud account from my mac, then recreated the account, and so far it's behaving BETTER, but not perfectly. The Internet Accounts pref panel will not show that Mail is checked for my iCloud account. I can click the check box to enable it, but it will only show that it's "setting up", then reverts back to an unchecked box. That said, Mail seems to have stopped asking me for my password everytime I start the application new.
So, long story short, the most annoying behavior has stopped for now, but there still seems to be something off about the iCloud account.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2013 1:31 AM (in response to psutoad)
I've had the same problem. Solved it as follows:
- open Apple Mail
- open Mail -> Preferences
- choose your iCloud account
- select register Advanced
- select Authentication=Apple Token
Should work now.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to Norton Chia)
Norton, this is my exact same problem, even though I'm using Maverick on a MacbookPro. Mail lets me do everything (apparently) to add the account but doesn't actually add it. All I see is are the Yahoo accounts in Preferences, the iCloud address doesn't appear at all.
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2013 11:15 PM (in response to fiddlledad)
It's not my main machine, so I haven't been too bothered by it. Tried a second iCloud account now it won't let me remove it from System Preferences. Tells me to delete it from within Mail's Preferences, but of course the iCloud account is not there!
What I've done is to copy the Mail folder from another Mac so at least Mail would work for the time being. I think I'll try to erase and install the mini from scratch when I get a chance, or try yet again with the next full Mavericks update.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2014 6:37 PM (in response to kunibert0815)
Thank kunibert, changing to Authentication=Apple Token WORKED!!...This is so intuitively obvious...I guess the folks that dreamed up Mavericks knew we would be able to figure this out on our own. I think it is time to short Apple stock...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2014 3:19 PM (in response to kunibert0815)
This just started happening to me after installing an update that was just supposed to affect Aperture/iPhoto RAW. When I followed your instructions Apple Token isn't an option, all I see is:
- External TLS Client Certificate
- Kerberos Version 5
- MDS Challenge-Response
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2014 3:23 AM (in response to Paparelli)
Wrong, I did. I had to contact Apple Support for this, they had me delete my account then add it back in, that is when Apple Token appeared as an option. Apparently, Maverick's install has an issue when updating from an OS older than 10.8.