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

    Aug 9, 2007
    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

    Feb 10, 2009
    Not AFAIK, but could you get your Gmail account to poll your Hotmail one?
  3. Halcyon macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    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".

  4. MikeonTV thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    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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