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Why does Mail 'check for new messages' despite it being set to 'manual'?

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May 1, 2012 6:20 AM

I want to only receive new email either once per hour or better still manually (once or twice during the day at a time chosen by me). That way I won't be bombarded with emails all day and can get on with my work.

 

So, I set the 'check for new messages' to 'manually'.

 

Nevertheless I get email coming in frequently. Possibly every time I send an email, it also checks for new incoming mail (I'm not sure but that's my hunch).

 

How can I stop Mail from pulling in my new incoming email?

 

Any answers to this? If I can't figure this out or it's not possible in Apple Mail, it might be time to switch (but I don't want to!)

 

Thanks in advance

 

Dan

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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