Mac Mail always downloading messages

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thinkadam, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. thinkadam macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi All,
    Ive searched through a number of threads but haven't found an answer.

    Im using Yahoo IMAP on with Mac Mail on Lion.
    Recently switched to IMAP from POP

    Everything works fine...but theres constanstly mail activity downloading in the background. Seems like every time I open I see the 3000/6000 messages downloading...I assume to the folders.
    Does this have to always update? any way to prevent it and only update the new info?

    thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Have you let the download finish? Did you switch to POP in both Mail and Yahoo?
     
  3. thinkadam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes but it redownloads a few times a day.
    Please clarify re switching from pop in mail and yahoo?
    Mail uses imap for sure.
    Thanks for your help!
     

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