Auto Check Function in Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Resist, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Does the Mail application have to be running or in the background for the Auto setting to function in getting my email? If so I guess it can't do this function like the iPhone? I am new to the Mac, so sorry if I sound uniformed.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    It does have to be open, but you can close the viewer window, so that it's essentially running in the background. You're correct, though, it doesn't work like iOS, there's no daemon to run in the background and keep checking for mail constantly.


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