Some Mac Mail messages take up to 24 hours to appear

juggler123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2010
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Hello Everyone,

I am using Mac Mail to retrieve my e-mails with an AOL address.

However, sometimes people or companies send me e-mails and I will receive them on my iPhone or Outlook (if I open Outlook that is - I prefer Mac Mail), but they will not appear in Mac Mail. They usually show up in Mac Mail eventually, but this can be up to 24 hours later.

I would guess this happens to about 10% of e-mails and there is no apparent reason why - it isn't only messages with attachments or those from certain senders or at a regular time. It just randomly delays receiving the messages.

This is really quite annoying as I have missed seeing some important e-mails until it is too late.

Any advice would be really appreciated.

Thank you.
 

snaky69

macrumors 603
Mar 14, 2008
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Something must be wrong with your settings, I see no other reason for this to happen.
 
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juggler123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2010
5
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I have been through the settings and don't see anything obvious. It worked fine for about the first 12 months but for the last few months has been missing these e-mails. It seems strange that it is fine on Outlook and the iPhone but delayed on Mac Mail.
 
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juggler123

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 12, 2010
5
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Hi, have just checked and everything is using IMAP.

The only setting I don't understand is this one, which is ticked:

Use IDLE command if the server supports it.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
 
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