7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2012 2:19 AM by lilyjrussell
quetell Level 1 (0 points)

My mac-mini keep asking for my password--I know my password because when I go online to the iCloud website I log in with no problems, using the same password. But on my mac it keeps saying


The iCloud IMAP server “p06-imap.mail.me.com” rejected the password for user “xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com

Enter your password again or cancel.


Everything has been updated and checked.....and still this problem


I can't change (the mail program wouldn't let me change) the 'p06-imap.mail.me.com' I was trying to drop the p06--off the front end


I was getting mail and sending mail until yesterday....when this whole thing started.

Please help!!!


Also, note that I can get the iCloud mail on my iPhone and when I check the iCloud website I can send and receive the mail.....all using the same password...My MAC just stopped sending out the mail and the password wouldn't work.....ahhhhhhhhhhh!


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Gino Cerullo Level 4 (1,450 points)

    Have you tried deleting the account on your Mac mini, both from Mail in System Preferences, and then re-creating it?

  • quetell Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I did that twice and

    I changed my password

  • Mark1154 Level 1 (5 points)

    This is getting ridiculous Apple, my iphone has asked me for my iCloud password 5x today! Whats going on? This is annoying. I've never changed my password, where is the disconnection?

  • Gino Cerullo Level 4 (1,450 points)

    Apple doesn't address support questions in these forums. If you want direct support from Apple try here.

  • Mark1154 Level 1 (5 points)

    I was just being facetious addressing Apple. My point is that there is something

    wrong with the ICloud mail server b/c it has asked me 6x today to verify the exact same password I've always used. WHY??

  • pvonk Level 6 (13,722 points)

    Hmm.... I've not on iCloud yet, but every now and then my college's email connection asks for my password over and over again.  I eventually "quit".  Later, for some reason, my mac suddenly begins getting emails again without a p/w prompt.  It's a mystery.  Maybe iCloud has the same problem - a server hiccop maybe?

  • lilyjrussell Level 1 (0 points)

    My mac still can't receive or send my emails despite trying everything.. I'm so cross as I'm going to move from iCloud but at a huge expense with stationary etc.  I can't even access my mail via the web at the moment !!!! Only via my iPhone which is difficult for work. No help from Apple. Impossible through iCloud also. What are apple playing at??????