Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to JenLPeter)
This worked for me once, for about 3 hours. Then the problem occured again. Each time I would then delete the approriate keychain, however it never fixed it after that first time, even for a while. Deleting preferences does not fixi it either. There is no discernable reason why it will not accept passwords and then suddleny it works for a while - then breaks for hours, then works. Usually just repeat clicking 'cancel' on the password dialog box that pops up - gets some mail coming through. My iPhone 5c iOS 7.0 to the same imap account works fine BTW - so this is Mac Mail specific.
My experience with this repeated password request using an imap account over the last few weeks has come to the point where I've just moved to Thunderbird today - I'm over it. I have no idea if Thunderbird is any good - but is sure can't be as bad as imap on mac mail.
After using Mac Mail since it came out, I am very dissapointed. Mac Mail is completely usuable with the fault.
OS 10.7.5 Mac Mail 5.3
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to MillValleyiMacG5)
i have the same issue. i tried what millvalley recommended, did not help me. i did notice that when i click on the dropdown in outgoing mail server it tells me i'm offline. what is going on?????
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2014 1:21 PM (in response to JenLPeter)
You will find the solution on the Bell.net mail account. To make the life of Apple users difficult, Bell's default was to prevent POP users to access the Bell.net mail. However, they were nice enough to provide the option for users of POP to enable or disable this setting. Follow this procedure:
Log in to your Bell.net mail account
go to Managing your Account;
Go to the subdirectory Connect devices and apps with POP
Change the setting to Enable and Save
After I modified the setting, everything returned to normal in my case.