Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2012 11:55 PM (in response to djmrmexico)
Not resolved, it has been prevelant in Mtn Lion mostly and any iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch seems to affect it via IMAP connections.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to duckless2nd)
That's never easy to configure Applemail to work with other server side. It seems like Apple treats the authentication differently/ or other server side treats the authentication differently.
The way I used to sucessfully setup the emails account on iphone/ macbook pro is try out all kinds of different combination of securities i.e. clear password, SSL with/without MD, TLS. One will work after sometime...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to vICppaks)
Mine just resolved all on it's own. I just disabled that email with the inherent Mac Mail app and checked to see if it worked once in a while until it did.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to stirfry)
Having the same problem for the last four days. Happening on both Mountain Lion and Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2012 1:43 PM (in response to stirfry)
I am having the same problems with Yahoo, Gmail and Blueyonder. It seems there is some serious problems on how Apple Mail deals with servers that other mail programmes dont seem to have (from my experience on Windows products)
I moved to Mac to not suffer from these hassles. I have no problems with either my iPad or iPhone - it is just the MacBook Pro and happened under Lion as well (upgraded to Mountain Lion hoping that might clear it)
Come on Apple given the number of people with this problem lets have a soloution. In the meantime anyone offer an alternative mail app?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 7:59 AM (in response to NWSmart)
I am ALSO having the same problem with att.net, gmail and .gmx. Much like NWSmart I came back "home" after several year of wandering in the microsoft waste land due to my job. I don't want the hassles. C'mon Apple...make this work!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to GAJoe50)
So yesterday Apple updated Mountain Lion and the annoying message stopped but it keeps coming up on my Lion iMac. Does anyone know if I can simply copy my Mountain Lion folder to my imac to update the imac or do I have to buy another version of ML?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to stirfry)
i may have found the solution. you need to log into yahoo mail using safari. you will get a couple of questions to answer and it takeds you right into mac mail. mac mail will ask for the password just once. basically the key is that you must be logged in through safari even if you are logged in through a different browser.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to irishny)
I don't think that's universally true. I have been signed into Yahoo in Safari, and the error still crops up on Apple Mail... unless I'm missing something.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 10:05 PM (in response to ejpcollins)
you are correct. i spoke to soon. after a couple od days the same thing started again. at this point i've just stopped using yahoo mail through macmail until there is some viable situation. i do know that this did not happen before i upgraded to 10.7.4.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to stirfry)
You said that this was resolved. Can you explain to me how it was resolved?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 2:20 AM (in response to djmrmexico)
I have had this problem from time to time. but the last few days it has been manic. it literally will not stop asking for a password. I resorted to just cancelling. Because it would not work. I looked on threads and everyone seemed to agree that its a yahoo issue. Anyway I logged into my yahoo online, which I haven't done in a long time on my computer (this still also had an old password attached on the keychain) and logging into their saving the new password, refreshing the password entry in mail, and now seem to have full access once again!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 12:56 AM (in response to stirfry)
I am having the same issue. It is insessant. Sometimes every couple of minutes and then other times it happens every half hour or so. I have to type in my password and then choose to take 'Yahoo' online and then it is fine for a few minutes. I have 5 different accounts coming into my Mail and it is only one of the two Yahoo accounts that is affected.
I tried logging in to my Yahoo online (thru Safari) and followed WJLGREEN's fix but it is still doing it. I have OSX 10.7.5 on an iMac less than a year old.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to WJLGREEN)
My variation to this problem is that I have an outgoing email that persistantly gets rejected by Gmail, which demands a password for the account. Unfortunately, the account hasn't existed for some time and I have no idea what password Gmail is expecting. It is listed in my (encrypted) database of passwords etc but that one is definitely rejected.
I've ferreted around in both the User and System Libraries for anything associated with that account and fed them to the Trash Digester but the email still keeps going out at random times being inevitably rejected.
I suspect that at least some of us have problems with corrupted passwords at the mail provider (on a previous logon problem Apple claimed my DoB was wrong and I KNOW what my DoB is ) In my case it's a invalid outgoing email that will always be rejected. Any suggestions as to where it lurks between attempts to Send it?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to kiwiiano)
Go to the yahoo.com mail site and log in there first, might need an update (cell phone number needed, etc. from yahoo) on the yahoo security/server side. once logged in on the yahoo.com mail site you should be ok on iMail, or on your mail for your iPhone or iPad. it worked for me.