Mail wants to use the “login” keychain – FIXED

I have recently started getting pop-up message from the Mail application asking for Keychain password. (Keychain password is same as your login password, unless you have changed it.) The pop-up message reads “Mail wants to use the “login” keychain.” and the box for password.

I typed the password and received few emails. After few minutes, pop-up showed up again asking for password and process continued. Pretty annoying, right?

So what is the first thing you do when you see an issue you have never seen before? I go to Internet to search Google and Bing. 🙂 Quick search directed me to different pages asking to perform Keychain “repair”. But none of them worked.

However when I was in Keychain Access utility and looking here and there to see options available, I found the solution to this problem and I am sharing it with you.

Just follow the following steps and you will get rid from an annoying pop-up.

  1. Go to Finder –> Applications –> Utilities –> Keychain Access
  2. Click on the top left Lock icon and type your password
  3. Now right click on keychain “login”
  4. Click on “Change Settings for Keychain “login”…
  5. Uncheck both checkbox and click “Save”. (see below)
  6. That’t it. You can now quit the Keychain Access application.

It worked for me and I hope it works for you too. Let me know in the comments sections.

Cheers!
Ranjodh