Is mail checking my mail?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gundam, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. gundam macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2003
    I have set up 3 different accounts in mail, all enabled. Everything has been fine, yet lately it seems not to check all three when I click "Get Mail". The status indicator shows it's checking a server for one of the accounts, but the process ends after that. When i logged into webmail for another of the accounts, I saw that I had new mail that wasn't downloaded by Mail,
    What's the deal?
  2. AmigoMac macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    The same here...

    It's been the same thing with my 5 accounts and to get my mail, I always have to click on the "IN" for all of the accounts and that way I get what I want, otherwise, I get only mail for one specific account. Hope to help you and hope to get more options to better that.
  3. ronsky macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2003

    if you're using X just open terminal and type
    sudo tcpdump
    Password:<your root passwd>

    then klick the recieve button in mail and you should see quite a few lines of packets which should look like this 4321>

    the first ip-adress is that of your computer, the is that of your mailaccount, eg
    if you see all of your mailservers listed, then you probably are checking mails on all of them.

    Sorry if this a bit technical, if you still need a hint, post a reply.

  4. Awimoway macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    at the edge
    If you look at the mailboxes for all your accounts, those which aren't working should be grayed out.

    Also, in the menu, under Mailbox, there may be a way to get new mail for a specific account. I can't be more specific, because I only use one account now and I don't see the feature listed. But back when I used Jaguar (I am using Panther now), I had two email accounts and I remember some menu command like Get New Mail that had an arrow next to it. Highlighting the command would cause a pullout menu to appear where I could select a specific email account to check. If there was a problem with that account, I would get a popup message telling me so.

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