The Keychain to Success

Having problems with keychains?
If keychain permissions are giving you fits, the first thing to do is type “keychain” into Spotlight, and open Keychain Access. When it’s open, click on the Keychain Access menu next to the Apple menu, and click on “Keychain First Aid.” In the appropriate blank, click the “Repair” button, and click “Start”
If any errors show up in red, click Start again, until no more errors are found. 
Now, you also probably want to keep your default keychain unlocked. And unless you’re using a generic user account on a workstation, you’ll want to turn on “User Names and Passwords” in Safari’s AutoFill preferences.

There are other techniques for securing your information. Needless to say, once should take extra precautions when storing sensitive material on a laptop. Get ahold of to discuss the options.

Incoming mail has stopped coming in

Wondering why I am no longer receiving mail in Apple Mail.app. I have checked the settings, and every other thing I can think to do. I know the account is active because I can go to webmail and get the email.

So, in the left column, next to the word Inbox, is there a circle icon with a triangle or lightning bolt inside it? If so, click that, and take the account online. Then click Get Mail. Tell me if you get any errors.

I was also having a problem with continually having to put in my password on the other accounts.

It would be worth it to open Keychain Access and see if your keychain is unlocked. One should also periodically run "Keychain First Aid" from the application menu (the one next to the Apple menu that changes its name depending on what app you're in).