doesn't retrieve new mail???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DOUGHNUT, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    Hey all,
    Ever since I upgraded to Leopard over a year ago, my has been pretty buggy. my is currently set up to connect to my university IMAP server with SSL and password authentication. Before I upgraded from Tiger to Leopard, mail would always retrieve any new mail on the IMAP server every minute and any time I press get mail. Ever since I upgraded however, the get mail function hasn't worked exactly as it should. sometimes get mail would work, sometimes it won't, and sometimes it takes a long time for my computer to automatically retrieve new e-mails. The weird thing is, connection doctor shows no connection abnormality, and if get mail doesn't work, I can get it to work again if I quit and reopen mail, which is always a pain. Mail on my iPhone works perfectly (syncs to my MBP), and I have already tried deleting, reinstalling from my Leopard DVD and basically resetting all settings. It's just weird, hoping someone can help me out.

  2. biffcliff macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    Duesseldorf, Germany
    IMAP = PAIN in the *** ?

    Hello everybody,
    I made quiet the same experience. My home-Setup is an Airport Extreme BaseStation (100MBit), a MacBookPro and an iPhone. Both synced.

    Since I got the iPhone, I change my mailaccount to IMAP to have all the "great" features, but ...
    I tried everything to get my and my iPhone-Mail.App to run without any errors, but there is no way. (about 3 hours)
    SSL or not, just changed the errorwarrnings. Now here comes the best, today my internet provider crashed down and I joined my neighbors network to continue my work. And .. final.. everythings works without a problem.
    My neighbors router isn't made by apple, it's a normal wlan-router, I think made by siemens. NAT is on - UPnP is on, too.

    So, the problem comes from my BaseStation's config, but it has the same settings as my neighbor's one.
    What to do ? But some rules for Port Forwoarding in it? That doesn't make sense to me at all.

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