Keep mail account offline?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by styxxx, May 5, 2016.

  1. styxxx macrumors newbie


    Jul 11, 2010
    this is driving me can i keep my email accounts offline, until I manually bring them back online, and be able to work with/in email messages?
    When i toggle the accounts offline they remain that way, but if I click on a message in an account that account turns back online automatically.

    Basically I want to work in my email while not having any new email come in.

    Thanks for any help
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    Mail>Preferences>Check for New Messages

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    Change to manually, I tested this myself on OS X 10.11.5 and it had the desired result on my end. :) Hope this helps. Please let us know how this goes.
  3. styxxx thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 11, 2010
    Hi, and thanks for the help, unfortunately I tried this route and the particular account still connects/downloads when clicking a message or clicking on the account to work in it.

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