I am in a battle royale with both my POP email host (Godaddy) and my ISP (Clear). What is happening is that on two Macs, a 2.16 GHz Macbook Pro and an iMac, intermittently throughout the work day, ALL of our Godaddy-hosted email hangs...spinning wheel to the right of the mail box despite all settings set right (I am aweb developer so I can assure you the settings are right because they work perfectly in webmail). Here are some facts about this month-old issue: 1. I do have wildly fluctuating connectivity through Clear wireless broadband. The download speeds are between 1.0 and 3.0 MBPS but upload is pathetic at between .10 and .5 MBPS. 2. When I check my 11 POP boxes, the nine at Godaddy spin out maybe 10 times a day, while the two at Gmail cehck without a glitch. 3. My partner has a work PC running Windows Live mail, and when her Mac is spinning out checking about 3 Godaddy-hosted POP boxes through Clear, the Windows Live mail checks quickly using the exact same settings. 4. Thru troubleshooting, I have ruled out the modem and router (since the PC is checking mail fine through same network and internet connection as Macs). 5. When the spinning out occurs, in Connection Doctor, accounts also spin out before indicating red dots. 6. When spinning out (hangs) checking these Godaddy boxes, using Network Unility, my pings are consistently in the 100-125 range, with an occasional spike to 400 or 500. 7. One thing yesterday that was interesting. In mail/prefs/accounts/advanced. I tried to uncheck the "automatically check for mail..blah blah" but even thogh I unchecked and saved the prefs, those boxes continued to get checked with I selected to "Check for new mail" in the top menu bar. Both Macs having this issue are on 10.6.8. I also tried a small freebie POP checker, and when Macs were spinning out, POPMonitor checked the same boxes through the same network without a glitch. So am convinced it is Godaddy and not Clear...and since the PC works, it HAS to be Apple Mail.app.