How do I make my mac Mail receive emails at the same time as my iPhone?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by eyeangle, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. eyeangle macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    My iPhone always receives emails a minute or two before my mac and it's a bit annoying when I want to reply instantly using my mac.
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
    First your mail server needs to be IMAP and support push mail.

    Go into Mail » Preferences » Accounts (Advanced) and make sure that Use IDLE command if the server supports it is enabled (it's enabled by default).

    (This is the fun part) Again go into Mail » Preferences » General and set Check for new Mail to Manually.

    Now send yourself a new message (preferably from a different account) and watch the fun.

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