Just switched to Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Chorister17, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Chorister17 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2010
    I have one GMail account and and one Exchange account. The other day I finally made the switch (for several reasons) over to Mac's Mail and I'm having an issue.

    Why is it that the most frequently Mail checks for new messages is every minute whereas on my previous client, Engourage, it would update with new messages in "real time?" Is there some setting I'm missing somewhere? Or am I somehow mistaken?

  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    IMAP with gmail is basically real time. Exchange, I have no idea, but in my setup I have gmail via imap and another email service via SMTP. Gmail comes in near real time, the other, checks and downloads every few minutes.
  3. hkbladelawkhk macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    AFAIK Entourage still has to poll the folders. Either way, it shouldn't make a difference. Be more patient :), a minute isn't long.

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