Gmail IMAP, one of the accounts incessantly synchronizing with server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by katewes, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. katewes macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    I run three Gmail IMAP accounts with Apple Mail (Lion 10.7.4). It runs really smoothly, however, in the Activity panel, one of accounts seems to always do a start-to-finish Sync with the server.

    Under normal operation, I realise accounts are regularly synching with the server, but this particular account seems to always do a start-to-finish complete sync, it seems every day - whereas the other accounts do this full sync occasionally.

    Interestingly the account that always does the full sync is the one I just use as a storage for old emails, and hardly ever use it for current emails.

    As said, Mail is running really well, and I am concerned that this constant full-synching - of this one account - might slow down operation if ever I go to a location with slow internet.

    Any ideas?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Remove the account and add it back in to see if the behavior persists.

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