Mail App Fetch Time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 6thDAY, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. 6thDAY macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
    I just got a macbook pro 15, I'm not familiar with the navigation of OS X yet since I've been a windows person my whole life.

    How do I change my gmail Mail app's fetch time like I can with my iPhone?

    I can't find it anywhere.

  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Mail, preferences, general tab, second option from the top "Check for new messages"

    With that said, if you use an Exchange or IMAP server, mail is pushed to the computer rather than pulled from the server, so you should leave this to "automatic" in those cases. If you're still using POP3 then that's another story.

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  3. 6thDAY thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2010
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You should not need to. If you have enabled IMAP in settings and used the default OS X Mail account settings for Gmail you should be getting push email in real time.

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