Apple Mail question about checking mail at different times

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MikeonTV, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. MikeonTV macrumors regular

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    I have two old hotmail accounts that don't really get much mail these days. I don't want to completely abandon these email addresses so I have them use POP3 in my Apple Mail client (along with my other emails addys).

    Since hotmail is hardly stable with pop3 I get a lot of connection failed messages. I think it's because Apple Mail is hitting Hotmails servers every 5 mins to check for new mail - I don't need that.

    Is there a way to have certain email accouns be checked at different times than other accounts - like only once a day for my hotmail and once an hour for my gmail?
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Not AFAIK, but could you get your Gmail account to poll your Hotmail one?
     
  3. Halcyon macrumors 6502

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    The best you can do is to manually check for new mail in these accounts.

    Go to Preferences > Accounts > Advance > uncheck the following option: "Include when automatically checking for new email".

    HTH
     
  4. MikeonTV thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I think that worked. I don't want to bring my hotmail into my gmail because it literally is just spam and one email a year from my grandmother.
     

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