Mail Syncing in Tiger?

BWhaler

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Jan 8, 2003
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I have read that Tiger syncs mailboxes.

Question: Does it sync the settings of the mailboxes or the contents of the mailbox themselves (e.g. all the mail and attachments.)

I suspect it is the former, but if it is the later, this feature alone will make Tiger a steal for me.

If anyone can share some insight, that would be great. Thanks.
 

Bear

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Jul 23, 2002
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It doesn't say anything about keeping mail folders in sync. However if you're not using local folders - this is only folders on .mac or an impa server, each machine will be able to see the mail messages anyway and no need to spend time (and .mac space) trying to upload them through iSync.

The only folders that would need real syncing would be local folders, including those for mail accounts accessed through a pop server.

I only care about as Apple puts it on their website "Sync Mail accounts, rules, signatures and Smart Mailboxes between Macs" - and Smart Mailboxes would probably just be the filtering critera for the smart mailbox (I hope). And I hope mail accounts is not the actual mail messages or at the very least you can control which real folders are synched.

I guess we'll all find out either when someone posts or when we get Tiger for ourselves.
 
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mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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Wow, Mail just refuses to run for you, Rick? Ouch. One app that's really tough to live without. :( I would start with the plists. See also if there's a crash log file for it and if says anything useful, first.

With regard to mailbox settings...what are the settings that might be sync'd aside from the contents, BWhaler? That's new to me. And are you talking .Mac or something else?
 
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freeorangeshoes

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Dec 27, 2004
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Mail is working fine for me in 428. I finally figured out how to set everything up the way I want with my IMAP account. If anyone needs help...
 
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rickvanr

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Apr 10, 2002
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deleted to .plist files and re-opened mail, and re-enter my information, and it's working. I haven't tried quitting it yet though, which it refused to do earlier.
 
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froehle

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Jul 17, 2003
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Same for me

rickvanr said:
deleted to .plist files and re-opened mail, and re-enter my information, and it's working. I haven't tried quitting it yet though, which it refused to do earlier.
I ended up having to get rid of ~/Library/Mail and the mail preference file for Mail.app to run.

I then manually reentered all of the accounts. I also ran
Code:
mkdir ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes
because for some reason ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes was a 0-byte file instead of a directory
go figure.

After that everything worked. No luck using httpmail (for checking hotmail) with Tiger. That might have been the cause of most of my problems.
 
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