[X-Newbies] How to unlock keychain and Apple Mail problem!

J themacintoshlady at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 4 17:25:24 PDT 2008

IN my case I know it's not my mail password.

It's for the master entry to keychain, which I have never set in the  
first place...

There is no password.

On Aug 1, 2008, at 8:33 PM, Christopher Collins wrote:

> From what you have said so far, it isn't asking about your Mail  
> password, so anything you do to mail isn't going to make a difference.
> It seems to be talking about your administrative password.
> Now if memory serves, and i've only been an OS X user for about 12  
> months, you can boot from your Leopard/Tiger DVD and reset your  
> password from there.
> That should totally reset it for everything including your keychain.
> cjc
> On 02/08/2008, at 3:30 AM, Patty Woodbury wrote:
>> I wish I knew, too, Mark! I have used keychain first aid, reset my  
>> password 1 zillion times in Apple Mail and I still keep getting  
>> asked for my password. Deleted com.apple.mail.plist -that didn't  
>> work either. I also created a NEW keychain. Ran Disk Utility. I  
>> wish I knew the answer.
>> Good luck with this.
>> Patty
>> On Aug 1, 2008, at 10:27 AM, Mark Des Cotes wrote:
>>> Have you tried your administrator's password? If you never set  
>>> one up it might be possible that there's no password. Try leaving  
>>> the field blank and clicking 'OK'.
>>> Mark
>>> On 1-Aug-08, at 1:46 AM, Christopher Collins wrote:
>>>> I think it relates to the password on your username that you use  
>>>> to login to your Mac.
>>>> As in your Administrative password.
>>>> cjc
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