Mail comes to iphone & ipad but not mac mini help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cotonmom, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. cotonmom macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased an Iphone 5 and set it up to receive my mail on it. I already have an Ipad and a Mac mini. Ever since I set up my Iphone I get mail delivered to my Iphone and my Ipad but not my mac mini. It stopped the day I set up my Iphone. What did I do wrong??? Help please.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How often do you have Mail.app checking for new messages? Do you have it set up as a POP or IMAP account?
     
  3. cotonmom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is set up as a pop3 account. It checks every few minutes but now even if I push the "get mail" button it does nothing. I can send fine, I just don't receive. I am thinking that I did something when I set up mail on my Iphone I just don't know what. Could I have somehow selected that mail go only to my ipad or iphone when I set up my iphone email? My mac stopped receiving mail the day I set up my iphone.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try setting it up as IMAP. With POP3, when you download an email, it is not left on the server, so other devices can't download it. IMAP can leave a copy of the message on the server so other devices can download it. All your devices should be set up as IMAP.
     

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