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#18751 - 10/28/11 11:18 AM Mail behaves differently on 2 Macs
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
This is NOT a big deal; I'm merely curious.

Both Macs are on Snow Leopard.

One Mac, fire up Mail, and as soon as you do anything including reading an old email, it immediately springs into action and downloads awaiting emails.

The other Mac, fire up Mail, and you have to prod "Get Mail" sometimes twice, to get it to download (the same) awaiting emails.

Some setting or other? Not a big deal, just a weird anomaly.

FWIW I prefer having to make it download emails than the energetic springing into action, action. When I'm on that computer I sometimes miss some.

Thanks.............

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#18753 - 10/28/11 01:42 PM Re: Mail behaves differently on 2 Macs [Re: Bensheim]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Just in case you haven't looked there, is there by any chance a difference in the Check for new mail settings (Mail prefs, General tab) between the two Macs?
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#18765 - 10/29/11 08:19 AM Re: Mail behaves differently on 2 Macs [Re: alternaut]
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Yes, that was it. One was set to get mail automatically, and t'other to get mail manually.

Would that all life's conundrums were as easily resolved.

Thank you alt.

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