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I dread the days when Mail decides it doesnt want to work properly. This particular bug drives me insane. Mail keeps rejecting my email password, even though its correct, to the point of utter insanity.
Every couple of weeks, Mail will actually interrupt everything with a dialog box telling you that your e-mail password is incorrect or has been rejected, and asks that you re-enter the password –even though the existing password is perfectly correct, of course! Each and every time Mail fails to connect to the server and you are left without new emails. Its ridiculous.
Enter Password for Account [account name]
The server [server name] rejected the password for user [username]. Please re-enter your password, or cancel.
Don’t waist time re-entering your password. Theres no point. Theres nothing wrong with your existing password. The problem isnt specific to any one email account provider, say Gmail. Any email account is susceptible to this bug. The problem lies with Apples Mail application and not the email provider.
Some users believe this bug has to do with Mail not being able to handle server time-out correctly. I though have no clue why it happens. Neither does Apple; the problem has gone unfixed for years.
Side note: restoring messages
In trying to troubleshoot, I even went as far as deleting Mails preference file. Bad/Stupid idea! All my email accounts and messages where gone when I started Mail again. By chance I discovered an easy way of quickly restoring email messages. To simply rebuild Mails database of email messages, first quit Mail, then move the file Envelope Index from ~/Library/Mail to the Desktop. Upon restarting Mail, all messages will be reindex and added back to the appropriate inboxes.
No Solution in Site
Apple has no solution to Mail randomly rejecting your password. According to an Apple article:
This message may appear several times while trying a correct password.
This can happen if the mail server is not available for authentication or cannot be contacted. Click Cancel, then wait a few minutes. After waiting, choose Go Online from the Mailbox menu, then enter the same password.
Bullshit. The server is working perfectly fine, according to both Entourage and Thunderbird.
So I am stuck today without any new mail in my application of choice and forced to use Safari and Gmail Notifier. I have no idea what exactly the problem is nor any clue when it will go away. The the most common suggestions do not work: deleting the email account passwords from my Keychain and performing Keychain First Aid.
While there are tips and tricks to resolving this problem, theyre all just voodoo. Nothing really works. I have therefor resorted to typing in profanities directed at Apple each time Mail interrupts me with the password dialog box. It may not fix the problem, but at least Im relieving some stress.
April 27, 2006. Two weeks later and Im still experiencing the same problem. I had my suspicions that their was something very wrong with my Keychain. I already had tried many times using Keychain Access to delete all entries that contained gmail.com and were listed as an Internet Password. That never work, so I tried something more drastic.
- Quit Mail and returned to Keychain Access.
- Deleted the entries associated with the email accounts (In my case I searched for gmail.com and deleted those listed as Internet Password).
- Quit Keychain Access. Open: /User/username/Library/Keychains
- Move login.keychain to the Desktop
- Open Mail. It asks for the account POP password.
- After entering the password and opting to save it, a dialog appears: A keychain cannot be found . Select Reset To Default, confirm Yes and then enter the login password.
- Almost miraculously, Mail stops prompting for the email account password and downloads all new mail.
- Quit Mail. Move login.kechain back to /User/username/Library/Keychains
- Return to Mail. It will again ask for the account password, but this time it will save properly and hopefully for good.
Does the above appear a little extreme and seem like useless Mac Voodoo? Yes, but it works and Im no longer complaining.