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Mac mail continuous popups

Posted on 2013-01-24
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Hello,

My mac mail keeps coming up and giving me dozens of popups. I believe they're from
Google calendar alarms

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What do you need to know to help?
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Question by:weikelbob
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Eoin OSullivan earned 250 total points
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Open the Preferences in Apple Mail
Go to the ACCOUNTS section
Select the GMAIL account in the left column
In the right side under Account Information check that the Outgoing Mail Server has a valid SMTP server in the drop-down so that the GMail account can send replies.
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delete the account and reconfigure. make sure to save the password in the keychain.  how's your gmail account configured. if apple mail allows setup as an IMAP or Exchange.
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by:weikelbob
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I looked at the outgoing mail server and it says smtp.gmail.com:weikelbob(at)gmail.com

That look correct. Could I not have my password set correctly?

I tried deleting and restarting, but I got the same popups.
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I've got about 200 popups. I can't do much
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Correction, I let them all come up. There's over 4000 popups.

Is there any way to delete the mail program and reinstall it so that I can get to the preferences?
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Don't delete Apple Mail as it is part of the core Operating system and hard to install separately

Quit Apple Mail and before you re-open it you should plug out your network cable or disable wifi so you've no Internet connection.
When you open apple mail you should be able to work without the annoying alerts.
In preferences you should edit the smtp servers and re-enter the password for gmail
Also you may be able to delete emails in the outbox.
Now you can re-enable the Internet connection and see if it works.

If errors reappear repeat as above and choose a different smtp server for the gmail account
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by:weikelbob
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Got this, thank you so much!
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