Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 2:25 PM (in response to ginalee)
Same problem here: i cannot access anymore my IMAP server through a SSL channel as Mail continue to ask for the password event if the one I enter is correct.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 3:39 PM (in response to ginalee)
Identical problem. I have 3 IMAP and 2 POP accounts - my #1 (in the list in prefs) IMAP account stopped working, everything else is fine including the account working on my iDevices. Of course it is my most important account that does not work. *sigh*
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 8:50 PM (in response to ginalee)
Did some testing. Mail account works fine in Thunderbird (alternative client). Definitely the Mail app at fault here.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to ginalee)
I'm experiencing the same problem with the same configuration. I've synced my phone and iPad and they still work -- since it's a software and not a configuration issue, you should be fine.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 1:42 AM (in response to ginalee)
We had similar problems here, but discovered that we had not updated SpamSieve and it wasn't running alongside mail, so actually all mail was coming in, but getting dumped into the SPAM folder. Worth checking.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 2:07 AM (in response to aestheticmonk)
At least in my case Mail keeps asking for the IMAP account password repeatedly, so SPAM filtering does not apply. Everything works fine in my iPad, iPhone, and Snow Leopard Macs, plus via web mail, so it is obviously a problem with the new version of the Mail app... NOT nice.
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 6:32 AM (in response to ginalee)
Have the same problem. Have POP accounts that were working perfectly before I loaded OS X Lion and now with the new software none of them work. Pretty poor in my view and anyone has any ideas to get round this would be greatly appreciated as I'm starting to miss Windows (even they wouldn't have got this so badly wrong).
Has anyone spoken to Apple and had comment from them - really surprised they have released an application with such a flaw - now have no way other than iPhone to get email which for a small business is ridiculous! Very poor by Apple - the halo seems to be fast slipping!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to Mark - Chamonix Exclusive)
Also now have a problem with Time Capsule? Is anyone else experiencing this - getting hung on Calculating the backup? This is becoming incredidly annoying and Apple doesn't even have a customer support desk to raise it with - have trawled through site and can find nothing! Any help appreciated and if someone has an email address or a URL that I can use to make a complaint it would be greatly apprciated?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 6:43 AM (in response to ginalee)
This is the same issue as described in https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3191688?tstart=0 .
Looks like Apple changed the way how to authenticate with the mail server in way which does not work reliably against arbitrary mail servers out there.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 9:09 AM (in response to ginalee)
Still unresolved - glad in a way to see that the problem is widespread - this will make Apple sit up and take notice, and eventually fix.
No Spamsieve, no turning off of firewall fix, problem exists on both IMAP and POP.
Hopefully this will be resolved soon!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 2:50 AM (in response to ginalee)
Here exactly the same problem (2 out of 4 accounts won't work), IMAP.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 12:42 PM (in response to Mark - Chamonix Exclusive)
Same problem here: All the POP accounts stopped working. Actually stoped receiving email, but can send.
Seems that Mail cannot connect to the incoming server (POP). During the recreation of the accoun I get a "nonsecure password transmission warning" and the the account never connects.
I tried all the solutions aroun this discrusions, but nothing get them to work.
If someone comes with a solution, including Apple, will be appreciated.
By the way, same kind of fault is happenning whit FaceTime: cannot connect to the Apple server after updating to Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 3:22 PM (in response to Mark - Chamonix Exclusive)
I have a similar problem. I have 2 POP accounts that were working perfectly before I loaded OS X Lion and now with the new software only one of them works.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 9:17 PM (in response to ginalee)
here is what I did to resolve the problem. In Mail/preferences/accounts/account information/ and at the bottom of the box there is a toggle arrow up and down to edit the outgoing mail server, check the box "use only this server" and hit this toggle button and select "edit SMTP Server List" at the very bottom of the email names. Be sure to select OK each time to get the passwords to hold! Some changes won't hold unless you click OK before you move on.
Select Advanced tab. Correct and/or add usernames and passwords as needed for each email account. It seems the passwords are not holding.
To test: Window/activity (a little windows will pop up showing activity bars) and then "get mail" button. This should show any problems
another test: window/connection doctor
This will fix both pop and imap. so far it worked on yahoo, mobile me, gmail, hotmail, and others. Of course, you will need to know the incoming and outgoing mail server info, user name, and passwords.
Too bad we have to go though hoops to use an email program that used to work well.