email DOES NOT come in every 15 minutes.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 30, 2007
i was upset when i checked the settings and the fastest options was 15 minutes. but i guess ill have to live. but my mail does not sync every 15 minutes. its now 2:09 and my aol account was last check at 1:33. same with all four other accounts. they check whenever they please. and thats not quick. :mad: anyone else have this problem? thanks.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2005
Green Bay, WI
Well you have to have edge or WifI access to check, maybe you were in an area of no connectivity. Also, it checks when you open mail so the last time checked should update then too. Is it not updating the last time checked status?


macrumors 68000
Oct 17, 2006
first, are you sure you actually got any mail during this time when you were waiting? I have noticed it sometimes does not run the updating dialogue unless it is actually getting new mail.

second, i have been really pleased with how quickly gmail comes to me both on edge and wifi. I have seen mail arrive on my MBP which check every minute and heard my iPhone ding about 2 minutes later. This happens close to 80% of the tim for me the remaining 20% I would say worst case it comes in every 5-9 minutes.

gmail's stupid duplication of messages sent on the other hand makes me wish I had your problem.;)