Multiple Users, One Account, best IMAP for mail.app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jsbfo, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. jsbfo macrumors newbie

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    Here is our situation, we have all of our email come into one account, from there, we have multiple people responding to these emails. We need an email client that is fast and responsive, so if someone clicks an email so that it becomes "read", it will also become "read" on another person's computer across the room, or in another office, instantly.

    We originally had a mobileme account that all of our mail was forwarded to. This was set up on everyones mail.app and seemed to work great. However, we ran out of space and since every computer we had was running Leopard, we didn't want to upgrade everything to LION. So we switched to an IMAP account on a secureserver email, hosted with GoDaddy (same server our website is hosted on). Since setting that up in mail.app, we have had so many issues, and it just generally seems to be unresponsive. The lag time is huge, so much that multiple people will respond to the exact same email. Emails will get moved to folders and then reappear again back in the inbox as if unmoved. The issues are more annoying then anything.

    What are my best options here? Do we convert all to Lion and go back to iCloud? Or set up a new email client, and run a different mail program? Thank you for input
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It doesn't sound like any of your issues have anything to do with the e-mail client. E-mail clients are pretty much all the same. It sounds like you should switch your e-mail provider to GMail; with an IMAP account messages will behave as you describe.
     
  3. jsbfo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We have actually tried Gmail IMAP accounts, and the lag time is even greater across computers with the mail.app.
     

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