Whats wrong with Apple Mail IMAP
January 4, 2013 8:04 AM Subscribe
Migrating from Thunderbird to Apple Mail (on OSX Lion). Apple Mail takes about an hour to get messages from the IMAP server whereas Thunderbird gets them instantly. What may be going on?
posted by vacapinta to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Same IMAP server of course. I was on Thunderbird this morning.
I decided to switch to Apple Mail, got all my IMAP settings in, retrieved existing messages. Fine.
Then I noticed that the timestamp for new messages coming in were anywhere from half an hour to hour earlier.
To test this, I emailed something to myself from another email account. Waited. An hour later, It still hadn't arrived. I tried "Get New Mail" and "Synchronize". Still nothing. I restarted Apple Mail. Nothing.
For kicks, I fired up Thunderbird and it retrieved the email message immediately.
Whats going on? Is there an Apple IMAP client setting that I haven't set correctly? The mail does arrive but it is very delayed.