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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)
    Hey everyone,

    First off, the stats. I'm on OS X 10.6.8, running mail 4.5.

    I have multiple accounts in Mail. Two gmail accounts, which are POP, and an AOL account, which is IMAP.

    Multiple times a day, the AOL account will stop receiving mail. If I just restart mail, it downloads what's missing. Usually, once it stops receiving, I get nothing until I restart, but occasionally a piece or two might still come through randomly.


    What usually ends up happening, is I get the notification on my iphone for new mail, and that lets me know it's time to restart it... Gets annoying sometimes when I'm waiting for something time sensitive, as my iPhone only updates it every 10 minutes.

    Thanks a lot for any help!

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)

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    Rig: This may or may not help, but I had a similar problem w/ Mail until I downloaded the latest combo update for 10.6; don't recall if it was past 10.6.8 or not.

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)

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    Thanks, but i'm not sure what you mean by combo update. I've kept both Mail and OS X up to date, and this problem has lasted me a while, through multiple versions.

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)
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    Probably a stupid question, but; what interval have you set mail to check for new mail?

    I used to think mine was knacked, until I told it to retrieve every minute.
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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)

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    Nope, it's definitely set to every minute.

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)
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    Two things:

    1. Why on earth haven't you converted those Google accounts to IMAP?

    2. When in Mail, you can open Mail's Activity Window using command-0. This might give you some insight into what's going on with the the AOL account (but I suspect the problem is on their end).

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)

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    Nothing noteworthy has come up on the activity monitor. Anything that comes up on it is gone in a flash, but no errors have popped up.

    And the problem continues.

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    Apple Mail stops receiving new emails (via IMAP)

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    Thought I'd resurrect this, as I still have this problem. Anybody else have any ideas?

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