3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2012 10:53 PM by BDAqua
Louis Edwards Level 1 (15 points)

I am using Version 2.1.3 (753.1) email.  Suddenly it started asking for my keychain password and then for my mail password.  It rejects three times what I key in, but goes ahead and gets my new email.  I got out my original disk from 1992 or 1993 and "changed" the keychain password (I was changing it back to what it had always been) and restarted.  Nothing was changed -- same rejections three times, but getting the new email.


I can get my emai by going to my ISP website and looking at the email there, but that is a drag since my ISP keeps the emails I have already downloaded and read for some period.  I looked at the keychain access (system>utilities>keychain access) and find I have two  keychains named "system" and one named "X509Anchors."  The only thing in the two "system" keychains is a "Dashboard Advisory" certificate.  The X509Anchors keychain contains a zillion certificates -- a few I recognize (my bank, for example) -- including some in German, and a lot that imply some security reason for existence.  I deleted all the expired ones (about a dozen). 


How can I get back to the good old days of clicking on my email icon and automatically getting my email without this keychain nonsense?

eMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)