Mail will not remember passwords after time machine restore

After restoring your Mac from timemachine Mail keeps asking you to enter your password and will not connect to your mail.

In the terminal when you run the command ‘codesign -vvv /Applications/Mail.app’ you get the result

‘/Applications/Mail.app: code or signature modified’

Solution

1. Download and install pacifist.

2. Put in your OS X Snow Leopard DVD and open Pacifist.

3. Open ‘Contents of OSInstall.mpkg’ > ‘Contents of EssentialSystemSoftware’ > ‘Contents of Mail.pkg’

4. Click Install.

5. Follow through Pacifist warnings.

6. Open Mail and your email should be working.

If you run ‘codesign -vvv /Applications/Mail.app’

You should get:

/Applications/Mail.app: valid on disk
/Applications/Mail.app: satisfies its Designated Requirement

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