Weird Mail Activity

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tootall, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. tootall macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2011
    Quebec, Canada
    In the bottom left corner, I can see all the mail activity (receiving/sending email) of the Mail app (latest version 6.2). Every so often it indicates that it is receiving an astounding number of emails (over 65000!!!) but very little data 1,5 Megs.

    I have checked my two linked email accounts (Gmail and iCloud) and I don't have 65000 emails in the inbox, archived or any other kind. I really only have about 3500 emails. The number is increasing everyday by thousands...

    What is going on?
  2. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    I'm seeing similar weird mail activity, though not on as large a scale. I'll get about 300 at a time, but they don't seem to go anywhere. Don't show in my spam, my trash, my auto rule folders, my inbox. I was initially obsessive about running Clam, but other than quarantined phishing emails, I never found anything. Would love to know what and why these emails happen.

    Have sbc account and google account. I've wondered if it had to do with using sbc for send and receive while my ISP is Comcast.

    10.8.2 on iMac, using Apple Mail.
  3. Zee08 macrumors newbie


    Aug 27, 2010
    NE Georgia
    Re: Weird Mail Activity

    What you are seeing is exactly what you called it "Mail Activity". This is a little window on the activity between your Mac and the email provider. THIS IS NORMALl DO NOT BE ALARMED.

    At the very bottom of the "Mail Activity" window there are 3 small icons. The icon between the"plus" and the "Gear" will toggle the window open and closed. :D

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