Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to darrylfromboston)
Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention that this has been going on for 3 months straight. I've tried all three settings for how to handle attachments for both accounts, no avail. it is the same whether or not there is any activity in the "mail activity" at the bottom left.. I don't have a lot of 'junk' mail or 'bulk' mail, either, maybe 10-15 pieces of junk mail a day, far less than everybody else I know, so that's not the problem, I think.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 6:35 AM (in response to darrylfromboston)
Right this is normal. IMAP mail is in Constant Contact with the IMAP server, always paging the server for new Mail.
If you don't like that then Shut the Mail Program down. It only happens with the Mail program is open.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to darrylfromboston)
Oh and by the way IMHO Mac Mail Stinks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to Shootist007)
I appreciate the response and I agree about mac mail, but it's not normal; paging the server for new mail doesn't explain the enormous bandwidth it's sucking up constantly. I don't have 8 gig of new email a day. Shutting down is not an option, why the **** did I buy a mac for if I can't get mail automatically? even my PC does that lol. There's got to be a reason/fix..
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 2:09 PM (in response to darrylfromboston)
Delete both of these accounts and then put them back (in System Preferences>Mail, Contacts and Calendars).
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to Csound1)
Thanks, that actually worked! System downloaded about 1.36 gig (the entire contents of my email), and then stopped! Now it functions as it should, just checking for new mail. Any ideas why it did that? Anyway, thanks for the help, more than Apple gave me
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to darrylfromboston)
No, no idea why but I'm glad it stopped.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 2:29 PM (in response to Csound1)
Same here... Apple Mail pulled 105GB over the last day... weird.