mail problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sms, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. sms macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2005
    I set up an IMAP account in mail to access my email from school. When I open up mail it displays all my folders on my user account(and not just mail folders) and continues to download the files in the folders. So next to a folder I'll see it counting up as it continues to get files until the server drops me for having too many open files or something. Is there I way I can set this up to just get the mail folder and nothing else? Had previously been using thunderbird and everything was working fine.
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    It appears that you need to add a directory prefix. In the settings for that account, click on the Advanced tab, the field you want is labeled IMAP Path Prefix. Common values are ~/Mail or ~/Mail/ but it varies. Thunderbird should have a setting like this too, if you still have that installed you can peek in its settings to see what worked.
  3. sms thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2005
    excellent, that seemed to work. Thanks for the help.

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