- Aug 14, 2006
currently mail is checking for messages every one minute, is there any way to change that to... every 5 or 10 seconds?
I think an "I don't know" would have sufficed.Mitthrawnuruodo said:Inpatient?
Use IM if one minute is too long an interval...
Thanks, all I can say is, there is nothing wrong with someone wanting push-esque email on an email client. If I want to check my EMAIL every 30 seconds, thats my choice. Telling me to use IM, is pointless. Email and IM are not the same thing, and I use them both- thank you very much. Overall though, thanks for the tips, you did answer some of my questoins.mkrishnan said:Well, the setting in the preferences appears to only go down to every one minute. I'm sure you're the darling child of server administrators everywhere.
I guess the IM thing is actually not a bad idea... or else something like Google Notifier or something equivalent for your mail service if it has one.
Or else...if this involves something like eBay, then perhaps look into the iGarage Sale type of applications that can manage this for you....
I think the reason there is no option for every 5 seconds is that it typically takes more than 5 seconds to log in, check the box, and get the messages....
The other thing is to experiment with IMAP if you're using POP. IMAP is more like a mailbox-on-server model, and it might actually be faster. IMAP messages seem to show up as new even in between checks (although for me I'm at 5 minutes).
Sure -- any time. The thing about push mail though is that it has to be designed into the protocol. I'm not kidding when I say that POP over the internet is just not fast enough for you to check it every five seconds.appleintelrock said:Overall though, thanks for the tips, you did answer some of my questoins.
Great idea!mkrishnan said:Oh, I did a little searching cuz I was curious and didn't see any utilities that address this issue. However, since it is an option in Mail (just not with an acceptable setting), if you're *really* adventurous, get a plist editor and dig into com.apple.mail.plist and see if you can't change the setting yourself.
Oh, but I do know...appleintelrock said:I think an "I don't know" would have sufficed.
Maybe you need a Blackberry.appleintelrock said:ENOUGH WITH THE IM. One minute could mean the difference between me seeing an email- now, or when I wake up- I'd say 6 hours IS a big difference. Just because you don't want instant email, doesn't mean others can't want it!