Mail delayed in fetching mail from IMAP server

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macbook123, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    My Mail application (Leopard) is sometimes incredibly delayed in downloading mail from the server. If I have Thunderbird open on the side sometimes I receive mail in it but have to wait 15 minutes before Mail gets it. Also, my iPhone gets the mail in time always, though one would think that the mail fetching system is similar to that in Mail. Does anybody else have this problem and know a way around it? It's really frustrating and I'm considering moving to Thunderbird for good.
  2. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    Have you checked the preferences is Mail?
    There is a field in the "general" sub-preference to set how often Mail checks for new mail.
  3. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Yes, it's set to "Every minute", but as I wrote above it sometimes takes much longer (I think it has in rare cases been hours) for it to download messages.

    Any other thoughts anyone?


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