bellsouth.net, icloud, bellsouth.net
Yes, I need whatever/whichever of these will make my Ical sync on my Iphone and on my laptop. These have all been set up since I reformatted and reinstalled the os. I also didn't import any of the old emails or old email settings, since I feared I would import some of the old settings that were causing this problem before.
Do you mean I should physically remove the Ical accounts listed, except for the Icloud?
Why did Mail ask me if I wanted to set up calendars (and ichat) for individual email accounts when I set them up? I unchecked Ichat because I don't use it, but I left the other two options checked, one of which was Calendar. I assume that is why I have 3 accounts set up now in Ical preferences. No problem deleting two of them and leaving ICloud, but I don't understand why I was having the problem...was it 'getting confused' since I had it checking for 3 different accounts/calendars?
I'm restarting now and will get back to you if I have further problems. Does this also cause popup windows that tell me an item moved to the trash can't be deleted 'because the connection to the yahoo server timed out', or is that a non-related problem?
Ok, I appreciate the explanation. I have another question that I think is related to this question, or at least may be caused by the same situation but I am not sure. If it's an entirely different issue I understand..I am not trying to 'get something for nothing'. The issues did start at the same time however....after I had reformatted, reinstalled os, etc. (and they were both occurring before the reformat, etc, and are the reason why I did all that to try and fix the issue). They all 4 have to do with Mail. Four issues...1) When I move emails to the trash, about half the time I am getting a message within a minute or so that says, "The message XXXXXX could not be moved to the mailbox "Trash". The connection to the server 'imap.mail.yahoo.com' on port 993 timed out." and 2) Mail continues to ask for the pw for certain email addresses, no matter how many times I put it in, ask it to remember it & to add it to keychain. and 3) 'Sent' emails are staying in the 'Draft' folder after they are actually sent, and 4) new emails in one of the email account Inboxes are never marked as Unread. They show up in the box as already read. I can change them to 'Read', or to 'Unread', but when they show up initially they show as already having been read.
Again, i understand if this is a different question/issue than what I asked initially, but the problems certainly seem to be related to me. Thx.
There are 4, and all are IMAP. None are POP.
I have used TM for a long time, but when I reformatted and reinstalled I purposely didn't restore anything from TM in my Mail accounts fearing I would 'restore' this problem I explained to you above (repeatedly asking for pw's). This problem (in mail and calendars) began a few months ago after my main email at&t (@bellsouth.net) email was hacked. I tried to fix it inside Keychain, but even though I am a long time (1986) mac user and am pretty knowledgeable, Keychain issues were something I had never dealt with. I'm sure I did something wrong...so...after having the account reset by bellsouth I did my reformat (using Disk Genius) and reinstall of 10.7.5...and I just entered my email accounts anew...and allowed them to begin with current emails. I would like to have my old emails back again (the actual emails I mean, sent and received) but again, was fearful of restoring from TM and 'bringing back' the old problems with asking for pw repeatedly. I have not used TM since my reform/reinstall, but I need to begin doing so again soon.
Pretty sure I know the answer to this, but if i do a new TM backup now, it will copy what is currently on my newly reformatted drive, and the older backups that are on the external drive will stay in place on that external drive, right?
When I went to do the new TM backup, I had about 7 backups saved on my external disk (the last time I looked at it). This time, TM could not complete the backup because it said I need over 100 gig to do so, and there is only 54 gig available. In addition to that, it has deleted all but the last backup that was on the external, I'm assuming to make room for the new one. Thus, I cannot complete a backup. I've gone all through the preferences, and looked online, and i cannot figure out why this is happening. When I do an info lookup on the drive it says I only have about 52 gig avail, but when I open the drive and check the files that are on it, I am using less than 45 gig of the available space of the drive, which is 320 gig. If you can't help me with this, I'll just move forward with your help with the original problem without backing up. Thanks.
Thanks....I had already tried emptying the trash..even did it as Secure Empty Trash. Made no difference in the size avail on the external. I unplugged it...plugged it back in, checked trash again (empty) and still the same result. Emptied while connected to external, no difference. I knew how to exclude items from backup, and tried that also, but still it says there is not enough room to backup. (Drive is 320 gig, says avail is about 52 gig). 'Mail" app continues acting up. WAY too slow to download new mails, one mailbox (main one) still doesn't show unread mail as unread but as read immediately when it is received (before I even look at it), and continually tells me that it can't delete messages because the server is timing out. i've used Mail for a long time and have never seen these issues.
First….Before I reformatted my hard drive, I had two partitions on my internal drive. They were named 'Dad's Macbook Drive', and 'Lion'. I had 10.6.8 on the first one and 10.7.5 on the second one. They were equal in size. I only used 10.6.8 for Quicken and Photoshop. I did all mail, calendars, etc on the Lion drive running 10.7.5.ROOT:Install Mac OSX 4.3 megBackups.backupdb 41.29 gig> Inside Backups.backupdb:Barry C Smith's Macbook 40.81 gig>> Inside Barry C Smith's Macbook2013-08-19-163547- 40.81 gigAlias to folder> Latest 17 k>>> Inside 2013-08-19-163547Dads Macbook Drive 9.1 gigLion 31.8 gig>>> Inside Alias to folder> LatestDads Macbook Drive 9.1 gigLion 31.8 gigCapacity: 319 gigAvailable: 52.84 gig
Is there anything in the backups that you don't have on the existing volumes on the MacBook?
Yes, everything on the external backup are things that don't exist on the volumes of the Macbook. I have not done any backups since the reformat, reinstall because the external would not hold a backup.
It appears to me that I have two exact copies of the existing backup on the external...one called '2013-08-19-163547- 40.81 gig', and one that I get to when I click the alias called, 'Latest'. Perhaps I am wrong and the alias is just pointing to the first file I just mentioned?
That fear is keeping me from deleting anything on the backup drive in order to move forward and get the problem fixed. I hate being motivated by fear. Maybe I need to get another drive to move all the backkup drive contents to, and then I can reformat and repartition my backup drive in order to move forward? I have another Mac with sufficient space to do this on my network...
I finally just went ahead and erased my backup drive to make it available.
I only have one partition on my internal hd now, since having done the reformat and os reinstall trying to fix these problems.
I also went ahead and did a TM backup, and now my internal and backup drives are identical.
The email problems and Ical problems persist. Messages in email are continuing to ask for passwords, taking VERY long to load new emails, not being able to successfully move emails to the trash, and not being able to send emails and getting the message, "server is off-line'. Very little consistency to this problem...happens, then doesn't happen, then happens again without apparent cause.
The calendar issues are that the Ical on my computer and on my Iphone are not syncing correctly. There are calendar entries on my computer that are not showing up on my Iphone. This problem didn't exist before all of these issues began a few months ago.
Hmmm...ok. I guess I don't quite see how they could be too large, as they have only been established since I reformatted the internal drive and reinstalled my os....and then set them up. This has only been in the last 2-3 months, max.
The only backups on the external hd (via TM) will be those I made in the last 2 days, and they are only of these 'newly' set up Mail and Ical apps from the last 2-3 months, as mentioned above.
Yes, there are incremental backups in TM, but only back to Oct 1st, as that is when I erased the external and did a TM backup.
I guess I can access these items from Ical and Mail backups, but I am not sure how to do that.
I don't know what you mean exactly by 'setup Mail and Ical' again...do you mean to delete the apps and start all over, or (in Mail) to delete all the accounts and set them all up again? In Ical, do you mean I should delete all the calendars and start again?
Again, I DO want to maintain items from the backups of Mail and Ical, but I don't know how to do that.