Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chrisleeroth, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. chrisleeroth macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Does anyone know why some of my mail in my inbox comes at different times? Ex. I will open my mail and there will be new messages from like 4 hours ago, even though I checked then and there was nothing. Sometimes my inbox will have messages from yesterday, even though I have sent/recieved like 7 times since.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    First, the timestamp on an email is almost meaningless unless you have specific knowledge of its accuracy.

    Second, email is not necessarily instantaneous. Messages can be delayed for any of several reasons.

    Third, you are using Entourage.
  3. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    Electronic voodoo - I've experimented with sending emails from my office to my .mac address and my earthlink address at the same time - sometime the .mac comes in faster, sometimes earthlink does - it's a strange thing. My guess is that sometimes emails float around in servers backed up in a line of sorts until they can be delivered. Sometimes it's the senders ISP other times its the recipients. It's not an Entourage only thing - it happens with Apple's mail program as well.

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