3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2009 10:21 AM by Repairista
Naveen Jamal Level 1 (5 points)

is there any way to limit the number of simultaneous connections that mail.app makes to an imap server? perhaps something settable via: *defaults write com.apple.Mail* ?

essentially, i'm looking for the Mail.app equivalent of thunderbird advaced config: mail.server.serverX.maxcachedconnections


imac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • V.K. Level 9 (56,110 points)
    AFAIK, there is no such setting in Mail.
  • Draft1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This needs to be addressed by Apple. I've been constantly having issues with too many simultaneous connections to my email accounts because I can't limit the number of connections Mail uses to connect. Also, this has been going on for an unacceptable amount of time now:


    Any help, Apple?
  • Repairista Level 1 (0 points)
    I second that. I'm using a web hosting provider that limits the number of open inbound connections and I have 10 users using IMAP via Mail.app. I am maxed out at 30 open connections and cannot FTP or SSH in during office hours. Likewise, users get blocked and locked out when they attempt to send mail because the server won't accept anymore connections. My choices are now between dropping Mail.app for Thunderbird or somesuch alternative or switching to a more expensive hosting provider. Apple should give users control over the number of connections Mail.app opens.