Mail.app Missing Gmail Messages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnnybluejeans, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    Is anyone else using Mail to retrieve their Gmail messages via POP?

    I set Gmail to allow POP for all messages. First time I checked my mail with Mail.app it completely synced up over the course of an hour, downloading some 5000+ messages from gmail.

    Since that time it seems like Mail.app only gets some of my new messages, not all of them. For instance, if I check my email in the morning I'll get maybe the 2 most recent emails, but miss a slew of them from the middle of the night...

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar problem with gmail forwarding my emails to mail.app, but if you go into gmail's pop settings (through the web mail) there are a few options for which e-mails you'd like it to forward. you might want to check it out to see if that'd help.
     
  3. Bobarito macrumors newbie

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    johnnybluejeans, I'm having the exact same problem. I've been using Mail to DL my gmail for the past ~8months and it just started doing this recently. Maybe with the 10.4.4 update?

    It's an annoying little problem though...
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm. iMac G5 2.0GHz, running 10.4.4 and no problems here. :confused:
     
  5. ph0rce macrumors 6502

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    been fine since i started using Gmail and Mail


    Mac Mini - Mail in Panther & Tiger
     
  6. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a

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    i am using 10.4.4 and it works perfectly for me.
     
  7. johnnybluejeans thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I keep mail running 24/7 it doesn't miss any messages. It is only when I don't have mail running for multiple hours that it seems to miss some of the messages when I fire it up. Again, it only misses the ones in the middle..

    I wonder if it has something to do with gmails preference "POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since xx:xx" Maybe this is getting reset somehow and then gmail doesn't send over all the messages...
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Darn. Darn this thread and jinxing me.
    Haha. Mail.app keeps on saying that something is wrong on Gmail's server:
    If I quit Mail and open it back up, it will work fine for a bit and then time out again. Oh well. Guess I'll just check my gmail on Camino till things get ironed out.
     
  9. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    a differant issue

    Does anyone here have the issue where,
    imac 2.0 20" intel has mail setup to update every five minutes, but when the mac essentially sleeps, it doesn't update.

    I could swear that the imac G5 I had would always be udpating mail even when the screen was dim and the device has gone to sleep.
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I believe that when Macs sleep it is as if they are off-- internet connection is cut off. But it should update when your machine wakes.
     

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