Mail.app Check New Messages to Every 2 mins?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by inaka, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. inaka macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm running Lion 10.7.3 with Mail.app 5.2.

    In Mail > Preferences > General

    There's a setting to change "Check for New Messages" with a pulldown for every 1 minute, every 5 mins, etc.

    Is there a way, possibly via terminal settings, to change this to check for new messages every two or three minutes, instead of just every minute or every five minutes?

    Every one minute is too frequent for my mail server and often shows a password error as the IP is temp blocked. Every 5 minutes seems a bit too long.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    #2
    Two minutes is also too short for many servers. Five minutes is not that long.
     
  3. inaka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Well, I'd like to change the option to two or three and check it out.
    Seems odd there isn't this option built-in.

    Once again, is there a way, possibly via terminal settings, to change this to check for new messages every two or three minutes, instead of just every minute or every five minutes?
     
  4. driveparty macrumors member

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    #4
    in the terminal write / paste
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.mail PollTime 2
    this is the account specific setting, sou you should apply this under every local account (eg. user) logged in.
     

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