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1275 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2011 10:50 AM by SnakeDog
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2010 8:35 PM (in response to mwfanelli)Did you disable the net address account in mail? because if it's active it would explain why your still downloading hundred of message. Also how many accounts do you have listed in mail?
go to menu bar
click on mail menu
click on preferences
from the preferences window, click the accounts icon
left side of the preference window should now be a list of all your mail accounts configure in mail.
if you want to disable an account. click on that account from the account list, un check enable accounts.Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2010 8:35 AM (in response to mwfanelli)The problem is that the mail is still on the server. For a POP account it's the mail client's responsibility to clear the message off the server. You probably have Thunderbird's options set not to remove the message so even though it doesn't show in Thunderbird because you've already downloaded and maybe deleted, it's still on the server. A new mail client will read all those messages.
The solution is to either log on the web interface to your isp mail and delete all or set Thunderbird to remove messages from the server. Then when you set up the new mail app, there will be nothing new to download.
CaptfrediMac 27" i7, iMac 20", Mini(2010) Server, MBPro, MBAir, iPhone 3GS, TV, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2010 11:45 AM (in response to captfred)Wow, that was it. I left the thing run collecting many thousands of emails. I then spent a long time waiting for these messages to be deleted. But you were right, now there are no more downloads when I start things up.
I have no idea where the server keeps those mail messages. When I log in via the web to all of these sites, they aren't there at all. Sigh...
Thanks!MacBook Pro 13-inch Oct 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iPod Touch 4.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 1, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to mwfanelli)What happens if I use a gmail account and archive stuff instead of deleting it?
Like obviously if I go to gmail and delete my emails then it won't download to mail app, but I don't want to delete my emails. That's why I'm using Gmail with it's 3GB of storage.
I have even let it download all of the thousands of emails a few times (like overnight) But then the next day it starts all over again. I can't leave mail app open because it chews up my bandwidth!Apple Macbook - Unibody, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Also Windows 7 32bit installed via bootcamp