Mail Syncing in Tiger?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BWhaler, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    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.
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    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.
  3. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    mail doesn't even work in tiger for me. any suggestions? deleting prefs?
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    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?
  5. freeorangeshoes macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    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...
  6. rickvanr macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2002
    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.
  7. froehle macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Same for me

    I ended up having to get rid of ~/Library/Mail and the mail preference file for to run.

    I then manually reentered all of the accounts. I also ran
    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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