Offline mode in El Cap won't stay offline

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by sir42, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. sir42 macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2003
    NY, NY
    For a variety of reasons, I like to keep Mail in Offline mode most of the day (Mailbox>Take All Accounts Offline) which prevents new email from being received or sent.

    I've been doing this for years on Mail, but I just upgraded to El Capitan and I'm realizing that Mail in El cap doesn't like to stay in Offline mode. I can turn Offline mode on, but the moment I do anything in Mail (selecting a message, sending a new message, searching, etc) Mail takes my accounts back Online.

    Is there anyway I can get Mail on El Capitan to remain in Offline mode until I turn it back Online? This is how it alway used to be. Thanks!
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Since I don't use "Offline Mode" I hadn't noticed any problem but testing I get the same behavior with my Gmail-based account...but not with my Office 365 (Exchange) account.

    Seems like a service-specific issue if others see the same thing. I haven't heard how to fix it.
  3. machappyboy macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2010

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