TS1516: Mac OS X 10.5: Time Machine may display "Preparing" for a longer timeLearn about Mac OS X 10.5: Time Machine may display "Preparing" for a longer time
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to sapper268)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Unfortunately these is no choice given as to type of account.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to sapper268)
I'll check 10.8 in a few hours, but I have POP accounts in 10.8 at home, so it does work somehow.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2012 7:19 PM (in response to sapper268)
In 10.8 that choice is on the second screen, with the addition of Exchange IMAP.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 6:02 PM (in response to sapper268)
Enter your email address and password on the first new email account screen, then hold down the OPTION key when you press continue and a screen will open allowing you to select the POP protocol.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to critterdoc)
Thanks, great tip!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Auto configuring a new iMac under OSX 10.8 was a breeze until I started getting mail pushed to me in volumes that initially was confusing until I perused my Mail App settings. IMAP was a surprise and I made a big mistake by calling ATT tech and following their advice on editing the server settings! Mail App was severely wounded and behaving like it was off the wire. I next discovered that under 10.8 I had no ready access to preferences in my home user directory! No Preferences folder? So how am I going to delete and rebuild com.apple.mail.plist??? That issue was resolved by moving in through the GO menu again holding down the OPTION key which lit up the prefs folder. Holy moly - there is no com.apple.mail.plist under Mountain Lion! So then even the nuclear option appeared to be no longer available. This huge conundrum was quickly resolved when the <option> <continue> trick opened the stealthed window for POP mail protocol selection. I suppose I can understand Apple's thinking behind defaulting to IMAP protocols but not providing a clear pathway to selecting the POP protocol is less than I expect of Mother Apple.
FWIW, I also noted that launch/retrieve speed of numerous test emails that I sent to myself clearly demonstrated that POP is many times faster than IMAP in getting mail in and out of my machine.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2014 9:53 AM (in response to critterdoc)
Someone help me, I am having the same problem! I am not very computer savvy, I had the same Macbook for like 8 years and it was fantastic, then I got this brand new Macbook a few weeks ago and it has been NOTHING BUT DISASTER AND HEADACHE!
One of the first things I did was configure MAIL for my Gmail and work accounts, then it downloaded every single email I've ever received from like 2002, made the whole computer crazy! I wanted to delete them on the Mail program ONLY (to keep my desktop clean and organized) while leaving everything on the Gmail servers... but when I went to look up old important stuff I have saved in Gmail, IT WAS NOT THERE ANYMORE!
This is really not my area of expertise and I didn't understand, then I read a thing on POP vs IMAP, and I realized that all the accounts in MAIL on my macbook are IMAP but there is NO OPTION to change them to POP!
Does anyone know I can do this????