Lion Mail: Use account passwords

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Use account passwords in Mail

You can choose to have Mail ask you for your password each time you check messages, depending on your security needs.

  1. Choose Mail > Preferences and click Accounts.
  2. Select an account, and then click Account Information.
  3. Use the Password field to indicate how you want to use your password:
    • To check messages without first having to provide your password, enter your password.

    • To be asked to provide your password each time you check messages, make sure the Password field is blank.

Mail automatically stores your password in your Mac OS X keychain. If your keychain is locked and Mail can’t access your password, it asks you to enter your keychain password whenever it needs to access your Mail password.

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2013
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