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Jedi Knight
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I use the Mac "Mail" application on both my G5 at home and at work to access my sbc/yahoo mail account. Well for about a week or so now, Mail keeps prompting me for my password (see pic). I enter it, and it works for a while, then later on, it will ask me again. It does this all the time now and I can't figure out what's going on. Any ideas?


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Posts: 173 | Location: Detroit | Registered: July 18, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Genius
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I'd bet that the mail server is just slow. You'll get that message when the connection times out. I've run into it when RoadRunner's servers have had overload problems.


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Posts: 3781 | Location: Redford, MI | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Jedi Knight
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Thanks for the explanation, Phyllis. I've had the same problem. What puzzled me was that occasionally in exasperation I would just hit the Cancel button and more often than not Mail would just download the mail without asking for the password again... now I understand why.
 
Posts: 180 | Location: Farmington Hills, MI, USA | Registered: July 17, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Jedi Master
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I had thought it was just a "phishing" method. I'd "cancel" it until it stopped popping up. Doh!


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Posts: 1360 | Location: S.E.MI | Registered: June 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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