You've Got (No) Mail
August 28, 2007 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Why does Apple Mail stop receiving new messages?

I've now seen this behavior on three separate computers (two Core Duo Macbooks, one Dual G5 tower, all running 10.4.10). It started a couple weeks ago.

Periodically, without warning, Mail just stops pulling in new messages. No error messages. Can still send mail just fine. It's not the mail server(s), because I've seen this with different mail accounts, though both are IMAP. Quitting and restarting Mail solves the problem.

Is anyone else experiencing this? Is this issue documented anywhere?
posted by mkultra to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I get this when I open another mail client connecting to the same IMAP servers (e.g. two mail clients open at once to the same IMAP server.) IMAP should be ok with this, but I was told it's a problem with my particular hosted mail servers that they don't support a certain type of IMAP syncing. Notably, my iphone's IMAP connector is a big problem causer.
posted by neustile at 7:28 AM on August 28, 2007

Has there been come change to Apple's handing of IMAP that would cause this? I've been working under this scenario for a while with no problems, then BAM- no mail :(.
posted by mkultra at 7:50 AM on August 28, 2007

NB, Apple doesn't interpret some IMAP flag as everyone else does.
posted by cmiller at 11:14 AM on August 28, 2007

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