In Mail for Mac, Gmail (but not AOL) account overrides manual message check

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GiantRolo, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. GiantRolo macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2014
    Hi all,

    I'm having an issue with my Mail for Mac program.

    I have the 'Check New Mail' option set to manual in preferences. When I only had my AOL mail account in this program, it worked great - new e-mails only got pushed through when I clicked Get New Messages.

    Now, I've added a Gmail account, and it seems to override the manual setting. The two e-mail accounts act differentially: AOL still requires the manual click to retrieve new e-mails, while Gmail messages get pushed through automatically.

    In the Preferences->Accounts setting, both accounts have 'Include when automatically checking for new messages' unchecked, and they're both IMAPs.

    I'm using Mail Version 7.3 (1878.6) on Mac OS X 10.9.4.

    Any assistance would be happily received!
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Do you have the Mail>Preferences>Accounts>Advanced>"Use IDLE command if the server supports it" option selected for the Gmail account? Try unselecting that option if so.
  3. GiantRolo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2014
    You, Sir, are a genius. This worked like a charm! THANK YOU!

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