Flummoxed by Mail Ghost

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by orangemacapple, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    i just opened my mb, waking it from sleep.
    WHOOSH! outgoing mail sound.

    nothing in mail. mail is offline. i went online and nothing sent or received.

    AND NO, i don't have any ical alerts/reminders. i don't use ical.

    WHERE IS THE GHOST?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Does it happen every time you open your Macbook or just sometimes?
     
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  6. orangemacapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the only things i had open at the time were activity monitor, firefox, x-shelp, itunes, mypopbarrier, grab, growl, mouselocator, lazymouse. mail was open but set to "offline". ical scheduler was not open, as i don't use it.

    when i opened my mb from sleep, i heard the mail sent "whoosh" as if i had sent mail.

    i was wondering if i had some virus or something that was sending mail from the background unbeknownst to me. but nothing is in my "sent" folder.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  8. orangemacapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, mailpopbarrier used to make a beep everytine it picks up new mail, but that was fixed in the latest revision. it works perfectly now.

    the idea behind it is that you get to preview/delete msgs from the server before they get downloaded to your computer.

    yes, it could be a little prettier, but it does what i want it to do.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It won't be a virus, but I agree with mkrishnan that it's probably one of your open apps. If it really bothers you, I guess you could try closing one at a time until you don't get the sound upon wake up, but I dunno if it's worth it. :)
     

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