Mail: Incoming Messages in large amounts?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fletch33, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. fletch33 macrumors regular


    Dec 11, 2008
    Under a Rug
    i have a 13" MBP running 10.6.2 and for some reason i randomly get Mail bringing in like 3,400 messages and i have not been able to figure our why.


    i have the following Mail accounts:

    1. work - this is pop and i know it can not be this account causing it as i only leave 1 day on server so there is not that many in there

    2. .Mac - (mobile me) however i only have 2,784 messages in it so the numbers dont match up

    3. gmail - this account only has 26 messages since i only use it for GV and syncing an Android phone

    it does this very quickly for supposedly bring in that many messages and when it finished nothing has changed and i notice nothing new in my Mail accounts?

    any thoughts on why this would happen?

  2. ski2moro macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007

    I have seen this occasionally and I don't store anything on a server.

    I have an earthlink account, no gmail.

    I also have seen it sending 3 messages when I am only sending one.
  3. Jodlesx macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2009
    I occasionally experience exactly the same. Irregularities of number of mails both in and out.
  4. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    I was about to ask this question, I'm seeing the same thing. It stops before loading all of the thousands of messages that are supposedly incoming.

    Mail was not not connecting to my Gmail account for about a day, but it just started working again. I don't think it's related but who knows. The Gmail website was working fine the whole time.

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