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    Aug 10, 2010
    Apple Mail Account: Only Downloading 1 Email at a Time
    Today, 07:57 PM

    From about three weeks ago, on only my most heavily used email account (it has around 75,000 emails in it and gets around 200 emails each day), I was only able to download 4 emails at a time. Then it would stop. I would click "Get Mail" and it would download the next 4 emails. I'd click "Get Mail" etc etc until all emails were downloaded.

    I tried to find a solution, but couldn't, so I just put up with it (it was really only a pain in the butt first thing in the morning).

    Then, this morning - disaster! My main account only downloads one email at a time! It shows "55 of 55 Incoming messages", then next time "55 of 55 incoming messages" etc. A new one must have arrived because now it is showing "56 out of 56" (but I still have 6 hours of emails to download).

    Important info:

    * Email is hosted by gmail.
    * Account is setup as a POP account.
    * This issue is not affecting other staff on a mac, using same domain for email. Nor is it affecting any other email accounts I have (about 16 active email accounts, including 2 others hosted by gmail).
    * Mail version is 4.3
    * OS is 10.6.4
    * Hard drive has 83GB available
    * Last week I installed an extra 2GB of ram - so it wont be a lack of ram.
    * No other email accounts are affected.
    * There are 20 unread emails sitting in my Gmail account waiting to be downloaded (I logged in to Google Webmail and saw them).
    * I have checked the Activity Monitor for Mail and that account seems to act absolutely perfectly (if it only had 1 email to download). In other words, there is nothing in the Activity Monitor that suggests a problem.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

    MBP 2.4GHZ, 6/320 Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    Well if it doesnt effect any other email Acc i would take a stab in the dark that it is a problem @ the Gmail end ??

    Maybe try to repair permissions via disk utility and give your system a littl clean up... Apart from that cant think of anything else ATM

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