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How do I unblock my email accounts on a Mac?

by 1209696 / November 27, 2014 4:12 AM PST

Where can I find an answer to this question?
There must be a simple way to block and unblock your emails.

All I see are many iterations of the same question but where do I look for an answer?
I just signed up to CNET.
Thanks

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Doubtful.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2014 4:15 AM PST

Reading http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook/account-temporarily-blocked it appears this in not Apple specific. That is, you are not in control of turning on such a block or turning it off.

Is there more to this issue? I did have a client that was sending out bulk email and they lost email account one by one over a few months. Finally they revealed they were sending a lot of email and we were able to have the talk.
Bob

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How do I unblock my email accounts?
by 1209696 / November 27, 2014 10:33 AM PST
In reply to: Doubtful.

Clarification:
Gmail suspected unauthorized us of my account and blocked my gmail, iCloud and Yahoo accounts. I somehow managed to unblock my Gmail. How do I unblock Yahoo and iCloud?

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That's a little clearer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2014 12:39 AM PST

Now that we know it's not under our control but Apple and Yahoo, you ask them to unblock or how to unblock. This is not a setting on your Apple or PC.
Bob

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Usually ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 27, 2014 5:22 AM PST

the blocking isn't done on the Mac (or on the PC), but the provider does it on their server. So the provider is the one to unblock it also.

But it's a little bit unclear.
- In your subject line you write "unblock email accounts". How many accounts do you have and are they all blocked?
- In your post you write "unblock emails". What is that, blocking a specific mail?

Kees

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How do I unblock my emails on my Mac?
by 1209696 / November 27, 2014 11:28 AM PST
In reply to: Usually ...

Clarification:
Gmail suspected unauthorized us of my account and blocked my gmail, iCloud and Yahoo accounts. I somehow managed to unblock my Gmail. How do I unblock Yahoo and iCloud?
1209696

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(NT) Ask Yahoo and Apple.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 27, 2014 9:50 PM PST
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