The connection between Jobs’ Lucy model and the girl who pulls the classic stunt is purely coincidental, or is it? As are the widespread, much discussed and pondered, problems connecting Apple’s mail application with an existing Hotmail account; the “enter password” message pops up (and fails) despite deleting the account in System Preferences/Accounts and attempting to add it in again—and again. iOS 9.1 on mobile devices has a similar issue. After finding a way to work around the issue, one can credibly assume this is not a real bug but more a complication of increasingly complex security practices.
I’ll go through step by step (with pictures even) about how I fixed it.
Under your profile image a drop-down menu (above) lets you select “View Account.” Do it.
Select “Security and Privacy” from the blue task bar.
Select “More security settings.” Then scroll down in the options to App Passwords. By the way, I have two-step verification activated but that may not be necessary.
Select “create a new app password.”
I copied each generated password and pasted them into a new note that would sync with all three devices.
Copy one password from the note and use THAT for the much-requested password in one device and check it, select options mail, notes, etc, and away you go. Use one unique password for each device.
Russell Imrie is a Networking and Content Specialist, craft beer enthusiast, webmaster and an American Indian blogger working in the Washington DC area. For a decade Imrie built systems and lived totally off the grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California near Silicon Valley. More opinion pieces are at China Daily Mail (under nom de blog supTweet)
Copyright Russell Imrie 2015