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Strange, annoying message box from .mac - and I'm not a member!

1883 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2009 3:54 PM by Maria Folsom RSS
Maria Folsom Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jul 15, 2009 7:33 PM
I suddenly get a message box on my screen that requests my .mac username
and password for .mac. I haven't been a .mac (or MobileMe) member for months.

When I enter my old password and user name, another message says it is invalid. Very annoying, as this keeps popping up now suddenly for no reason.

Any suggestions on how to get rid of this message, and why it is happening?

Thanks for any help,
G5 iMac 20"; G4 iBook laptop, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Bruce De Benedictis Level 4 Level 4 (1,685 points)
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    Jul 15, 2009 10:28 PM (in response to Maria Folsom)
    Well, this is not the correct place to ask the question, but I would say that you have some application which is trying to access your iDisk, not knowing that it no longer exists. Try to think of all the things that you did with your iDisk, and see if any of them are still active. Check your MobileMe control pane for anything there. I just noticed that Back To My Mac was on without my having set it on.
    MacBook Pro
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,295 points)
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:12 AM (in response to Maria Folsom)
    You may have a local alias of a file or folder on that MobileMe/.Mac drive. If that file is accessed then the system will try to log on so the drive can be mounted.

    You should have a MobileMe system preferences pane, even if you are not using the service and have not logged in.
    PowerMac G5 dual 2.5GHz, PowerBook G4 1GHz DVI, MacBook Pro 17" 2.66GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Computers are....yummeh!
  • Bruce De Benedictis Level 4 Level 4 (1,685 points)
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    Jul 16, 2009 8:57 AM (in response to Maria Folsom)
    Aha! You are in the wrong place. You are in 10.5, and you should be in 10.4!

    You might be able to find an alias through Spotlight. However, some applications might be trying to use an iDisk without your knowing.
    MacBook Pro


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