Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 7:08 PM (in response to c.rowan)
This is expected behavior. Apple removed the spinning indicator in Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 9:45 AM (in response to c.rowan)
Really, unbelievable ...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to c.rowan)
I can't believe Apple have done away with the wheel and not replaced it with something else to indicate that mail is actually attempting to download.
Is there a replacement indicator ... if so where?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 9:24 PM (in response to jm345)
Well there is the Activity window (found in the "Window" menu, of course), it sort of does the job but it's a pain being a seperate window.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to c.rowan)
I have 6 mail accounts and I too miss the Spinning Indicator gear wheel.
I sent feed back (Mail > Provide Mail Feedback)
Please lets all send feedback to bring this feature back.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to ClayG)
for who is "expected behavior"?????, if you have 6 mails account with different domain or private domains this is NOT an expected behavior... why? this missing indicator work to know if your site or email client is up or down or slow, ok maybe a lot of people don't use this but, don't take desicions like microsoft!!!... looks like some ex-employee from microsoft has a very cool job on apple right now
i don't know who did "This solved my questionRe: Mac Mail 6 is missing the "spinning wheel" indicator when checking for new mail"
you need to remove that... Take another bite to the apple an work on that!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to c.rowan)
I too am annoyed with this "new" behaviour. when you have more than one email address, as most people do, it is nice to see which are working or which are not. why would anyone NOT want an indicator to let them know that their click on the "get mail" button actually did something?
Come on Apple, Think before you make such dumb decisions.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to c.rowan)
Activity Window does not show anything during the "getting" email process, unless an email is actually inbound / outbound.
So, if no email comes or goes, there's no visual confirmation about what Mail is doing - unless a Sound is set. But, the Sound isn't heard until the "getting" process is over.
I join the chorus asking Apple to put the Spinning Indicator back in Mail to visually confirm the Getting Mail process is working.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to c.rowan)
No spinning wheel... No RSS feeds... Way to downgrade, Apple! (sarcasm mode on) Now if we could just eliminate filters and handling multiple mail servers. (sarcasm mode off)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to c.rowan)
My wheel comes and goes in 10.7.4
99% of time is not showing.
As it did in previous OS as well.... I miss my wheel !!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2012 1:58 AM (in response to c.rowan)
I miss my wheel too!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 12:56 AM (in response to Kevin Shea)
I too miss the spinning wheel indicator.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to LimJK)
I'm using Mail 6.0 for my business ( and I do have outlook - but dont use it) Mail checks 8 email accounts over 3 domains, and I really want the Spinning wheel back!
So come on apple listen to the customers!