Mac Mail pop3 limit?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BarkingGhost, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. BarkingGhost macrumors regular

    BarkingGhost

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    #1
    How many mailboxes can be configured in Mail?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    I don't know of any particular limit, although I wouldn't suggest having too many. What number are you talking about? I personally have 9 right now, without issues. The bigger issue is how large each mailbox gets. I would recommend never having more than about 1000 messages in a single mailbox, and keeping the inboxes as small as possible. I subscribe to the zero inbox approach of trying to remove items from my inbox as soon as they are completed/read, etc, but Mail is also known to have problems with very large mailboxes, and the Inbox is particularly susceptible due to how often it's accessed.

    jW
     

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