Mail.app - Check Mail when not open

dav

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Jun 29, 2004
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Any way to do this?

Have your email checked at a regular interval regardless of whether its open or not?
 

dav

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And that will check it even when it is not running in my dock?

Bless your soul :)
 

jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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dav said:
And that will check it even when it is not running in my dock?

Bless your soul :)
No. Mail needs to be running to check. There is no hidden system service that will do it (not as part of Mail, at least).
 

Steven1621

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Apr 10, 2003
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dav said:
And that will check it even when it is not running in my dock?

Bless your soul :)
Yeah, just leave it open. Perhaps you are under the windows mentality that it is bad to leave apps open.

You can set it to chime as well when new mail arrives.
 

wrc fan

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I use MacBiff for that purpose. It just sits in the menubar, and when I've got some mail, beeps and shows the number of new emails. Although you have to enter in your email server information, it doesn't get it from Mail.app, but it does support IMAP and POP, SSL, and multiple accounts.
 

dav

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Steven1621 said:
Yeah, just leave it open. Perhaps you are under the windows mentality that it is bad to leave apps open.
Somewhat :) I have 1.25 GB RAM so it shouldn't be a problem...

Maybe I am just a neat freak :rolleyes:
 

mad jew

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I just leave it open with the window closed so that all I see is the icon in the dock with a little arrow under it. If new mail comes, I get a pop sound and a highlighted number on the mail icon. It works really well and uses up practically no resources. :)
 

bubbamac

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I hide it instead of minimizing, as was suggested earlier. Works well, Mail takes up almost NO processor while hidden.

Only bad thing - when composing a new message (from the dock), it automatically brings Mail to the front, although I don't want it to.
 
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