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HT1277 My email addresses

289 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2014 8:22 AM by mammonist RSS
caitlin666 Calculating status...
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Feb 22, 2013 6:39 AM

My email addresses have been set up for years and have been working correctly in Apple mail. All of a sudden, all three accounts in Apple mail have the angry triangle/exclamation points by them. My internet is working fine and none of the security info has changed. Why the sudden change?


Please advise!

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Feb 23, 2013 3:04 AM (in response to caitlin666)

    Quit Mail and then restart it should force it to reconnect.


    There's a been a bug in Mail at least since 10.7 (allegedly related to routers, DNS settings, Dropbox, 1Password or some other 3rd party application, take your pick!) whereby it won't reconnect after sleep or screensaver without a quit and restart.

  • mammonist Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 28, 2014 8:22 AM (in response to softwater)

    For what it's worth, this is still going on and in my experience isn't related to sleep or screensaver. Restarting mail doesn't help much. Surest fix is to restart entire system, which is a pain. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.


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