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Routerman 12-14-2008 12:43 AM

Excessive incoming messages
When I open my .mac email I get 2491 incoming messages. Haven't a clue where they are coming from. They don't show up in the inbox or anywhere's else. If I quit the email and open it back up. The same 2491 messages start coming in again. It's happened 3 times today. Anyone have a clue as to what's going. I've had m mac for about 18 months ago and this just started happening about 2 weeks ago.

cwa107 12-14-2008 01:39 AM

Moved to appropriate forum.

Aptmunich 12-14-2008 06:31 AM

Well where are the mails from?

bobtomay 12-14-2008 06:50 AM

You can also check your inbox online to see where they are from.

dpesante 01-18-2009 08:37 PM

did you ever get this resolved? I am getting the same thing on a brand new macbook that I got for my wife. I setup her yahoo account in mail. When I opened mail the first time it downloaded a bunch of emails which I thought was probably ok but now everytime I open mail it still tries to download 1400+ emails.... at this point it is basically difficult to even use the mail app because of this... (it feels like it freezes the system).

Aptmunich 01-19-2009 02:18 AM

If you've set Mail up to use POP access, it'll try to download the entire content of the mail account... that could potentially be a lot of mails!

Gmail has setting available through the webmail interface that will let you specify which mails POP clients should download - check Yahoo for similar settings!

Or better yet use IMAP if Yahoo mail supports it! (Gmail does for free)

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