On Thursday, Apr 10, 2003, at 22:52 US/Pacific, LuKreme wrote:
On Tuesday, Apr 8, 2003, at 22:03 Canada/Mountain, Jim Correia wrote:
The MUA only polls the INBOX for new mail.
One of Mail.app's more annoying failings.
You might have success with adding the "offline" and "online" buttons
to your toolbar. When you want to poll your mail, simply click
"offline" pause "online."
Although this USED to work fine for me, it no longer seems to be
Yeah. I've reported it to Apple as a bug, and they said they were
aware of it and evaluating a solution. Lord only knows if/when they'll
I tend to use an external program to count up unread messages in my
mail folders and report them back to me. Then I know which folders to
check manually. But that requires having regular/easy access to the
server's IMAP folders (which is not necessarily a good thing, if you
think about it like an ADT).
The online/offline trick is still _mostly_ accurate, but you're right
that it's less accurate than it used to be. It seems to still find
messages in folders you haven't checked in a while, but not in ones
you've checked recently. Otherwise, the only sure thing is to quit
Mail.app and restart it.
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