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Oct 8, 2012 6:34 PM

Hope someone can help..

Newyly purchased MPR, setup Gmail and Yahoo! mail accounts, both IMAP, both setup defaults and works fine.. however, after two months, Comcast calls me to say that i'm exceeding bandwidth, suddenly using 260 gig a month. I installed 'Little Snitch Network Monitor", found out it was my Mail.app program.. it was constantly maxing out my bandwidth when connected, about 4-6 gig in a 24 hour period.. Granted, I have 11,000 emails in Yahoo, and 20,000 SMS texts saved in Gmail, but c'mon, really? I can understand an initial download, but after that, my emails are simply text! I had both accounts set to download all plus attachments, and I checked the local folder, it was about 8 gig in size when everything sync'd two months ago..

 

Called Apple support, they said it was not apple software, but one or the other (gmail/yahoo) problem; maybe one was constantly syncing headers (?), and to switch accounts off/on until you figure out which one, email them. I can't believe that, tho, because it seems to be BOTH, but by far, Yahoo! over Gmail.. (Gmail downloaded 6 gig yesterday). I had setting preferences to keeping only email without the attachments, I've archived 10,000 emails on Yahoo!, I've deleted ALL the saved SMS texts on Gmail, I've gone online and deleted all the junk/trash/bulk folders, no difference..

 

The Mail.app program itself usually has under 'mail activity', "downloading 127 of 1023 emails", but if I click the 'x', it says, "d/ling 1 of 3000", click 'x', "d/ling 2 of 6000", on and on, always changing numbers, never stopping lol. Only other info is that Little Snitch says it's usually YahooDNS downloading...

 

Really hope someone can help, cause Apple says they never heard of it, and Yahoo won't get back to me. Can't believe I'm the only one with this problem!

 

Thanks,

D

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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