Mail Application Does Not Fetch New Mail

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by guitarplyrstevo, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. guitarplyrstevo macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    i am brand new to Mac OS. I just set up the Mail application on my RMBP to fetch mail from my gmail account, however I've noticed it only fetches mail if I open the application.

    I've browsed around all the settings and didn't find a setting to fix this, so I wanted to know if you guys would be able to help solve this issue, or possibly recommend a better functioning application.

    On a side note, I owned an iPhone for about 3 years and it too had this same issue. I now own an Android phone (Nexus 5) and noticed email notifications arrive within a second of someone actually sending the email. I'm sure there is just something I am doing wrong which is preventing the mail application from automatically fetching new mail, I just need all of your help to solve this.

    Thanks in advance,
    Steven
     
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    How have you set up your mail account on your Mac book? What are the Gmail settings from the Gmail side
     
  3. guitarplyrstevo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I opened the Mail app on my MBP, clicked Mail, then Accounts, clicked Google, then signed into my gmail account. I should also mention that the Mail app is set to "Check for new messages: Automatically".

    I'm not sure what Gmail settings you are talking about to be honest, that may be the problem. Would you please elaborate?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    No harm in just leaving your Mail app open.
     
  5. pat500000 Suspended

    pat500000

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    mail app is not a dog...so it won't "go fetch." LOL.
     

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