Software :: Mac Mail - Excessive Incoming Messages
Sep 8, 2009
I use Mac Mail at home and at work. At home everything works fine. At work, in general everything is working, but every time I start up Mail, it says there are over 1500 Incoming Messages and proceeds to "download" them. Of course there aren't these messages. My two email accounts are .Mac IMAP account and a business IMAP account. These 1500 messages don't seem to be put anywhere, and I can't seem to figure out which account these messages are coming from. The problem is downloading all of this makes my computer slow down a bunch (old mac) and it takes a long time. The problem does not affect my home Mac or my iPhone.
Is there anyway to highlight an already read and saved message in Mac Mail? To clarify, when I open Mail I have a window that shows all my incoming messages, both unread and read. Sometimes after I read a message I want to be able to go back and quickly find it. This could be several days later and in the meantime I have 50 more saved messages and trying to find it is difficult. Is there some way to highlight it in color or flag it so I can easily go back and find it? I am running 10.5.8 although I doubt that has any bearing on anything.
It seems everytime I open Mail, I get Incoming Messages (4, 8, 20 or 50 of them). Where are they? I have Mail setup with an IMAP server with my university. I do get real messages too. But what are all these others that I never see?
I'm not very fond of using the integrated mail app in mavericks. However I love how I am able to compose a message simply by clicking someones email on a website. But my question is, how can I turn off incoming messages from being stored in my mailbox? I would like the app to function where there are no incoming messages or junk in the mail app. The version is a 7.3 and my mac is running on mavericks 10.9.3
I have a 13" MBP running 10.6.2 and for some reason I randomly get Mail bringing in like 3,400 messages and i have not been able to figure our why. I have the following Mail accounts:
1. Work - this is pop and I know it can not be this account causing it as I only leave 1 day on server so there is not that many in there 2. .Mac - (mobile me) however i only have 2,784 messages in it so the numbers dont match up 3. gmail - this account only has 26 messages since i only use it for GV and syncing an Android phone
It does this very quickly for supposedly bring in that many messages and when it finished nothing has changed and i notice nothing new in my Mail accounts?
This has concerned me ever since I got a Mac. Sometimes I'll open mail, and it'll say (in the bottom left ) receiving 1 of 15. Scroll across to 15 - but I'll actually only get one new email. I have Junk Mail filtering to just mark emails, not delete them.
I am unable to send mail.†I have a verizon.net account. Incoming mail is fine, just cannot respond or send messages from this account. It gives me this message:†"Sender address was rejected by the server".
Connection doctor responded: Outgoing.verizon.net†connection to server succeeded. No login necessary.
This morning several email messages won't print out.† If the incoming message is a reply to my email and that reply contains my original email in the response, only my email prints out.† The reply and sender info are blank in the printout.
Some of the emails I receive from friends show a placeholder for an image. The placeholder has the filename (example.jpg) in the top left hand corner. In the centre of the placeholder is a tiny blue square with a question mark. Is there a way to display the pics in the email along with the text. Funny stories are not quite the same without the pics! I can preview & download the images with no problem. So it looks like the images are there, its just that mail doesn't want to display them sometimes?
All of my email accounts are IMAP accounts.It seems like Mail won't automatically apply rules to new messages that appear in the inbox, if those messages were previously read on another device. It seems like Mail will only apply inbox rules to a new message if it comes in as "unread".¬†For example, if I was reading some email messages in my iPhone's inbox, and then I come home and turn on my Mac and launch Mail, all of those messages show up for the VERY FIRST TIME in Mail's inbox. But none of the rules are applied to those messages, because I've previously read them somewhere else.¬†This seems to be either a bug in Mail, or a poor design choice in Mail.¬†Is there any way to FORCE Mail to apply rules to all incoming messages that appear in the inbox, regardless of whether or not they were previously read on another device?¬†
Info: MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4), 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HD
When I try to change the settings for my Mail app, in Snow Leopard, the incoming mail settings are greyed out.¬† What do I do to be able to change these?¬†
(I had a problem, with my Mail account, which a consultant fixed for me on my laptop.¬† But I cannot remember what he did to access the incoming mail server preferences, and make the changes, because on my desktop these are still greyed out.)
Info: MacPro, MacBook Pro, ipods, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
This has happened before. All is well, then one day iCloud Mail decides it won't work and the "exclaimation point" error appears next to that account in mail.¬†
Trying to re-enter the account information is futile as the incoming mail server is grayed out, only displaying "mail.example.com" which the user cannot change.¬†
Tried deleting the account and re-adding, but it just adds a new, blank account which cannot be modified.¬†At that point, my iCloud mail account is entirely gone from the computer and apparently can not be recovered.¬†
The Apple Mail on my son's iMac 5, running OS X 10.6.8, shows the number of unread messages (9), but if I click on InBox, the messages themselves don't show up in the main window. This suddenly happened, and none of his old, read messages show up either. But he can access them just fine from his iPod, or through his Network Solutions web mail interface. Also, in Mail we can search part of his email address, and all the messages show up, read and unread! He has no rules set up. The connection doctor shows the connection is fine.
My Internet Service provider notified me that my mailbox was full so I deleted thousands of messages.¬† Mail continues to arrive in trash.¬† I have an iMac computer, Version 10.6.8.¬† How can I get the mail to come to my incoming mailbox?
I am running mac os X version 10.5.8 and I find that mail will download not all my mail and will not send from any of my mailboxes.
I have set up mail with my googlemail account my mobileme account and my yahoo accounts. all are set up as stp and I have set them up according to all the online help lines. I have had mail set up for many months now, and have been trying to fix this problem for a long time now off and on.
One thing that I have tried is changing the outgoing port number from the default to 587, but still no joy.
I've noticed a problem with my mac mail. The number 1 over the mail icon comes up to show I have a new mail, but upon clicking into mail to see it, who it is from and the subject line is there, but it takes 20-30 seconds for the mail to download. This is happening across all email accounts, coming from a mixture of imap and pop accounts. I've also noticed in my activity monitor that my amount of free system memory is very low (dropping to under 50 meg when I have things open). If I install more system memory, do you think this will solve the email problem.
How do I rename my Incoming Mail server (Mail version 4.5, Snow Leopard) so that it points to iCloud. It is grayed out and when I click on 'edit email aliases' in the mail preference account information, it sends me to Mobile Me login. Outgoing server lets me make the changes.
i am coming back to mail and was hoping someone could help me figure out why some of my mail is a tan color. i found the area of preferences where i color the mail from the /same/ sender i have assigned this is a different color. and i can't find out where this tan color is coming from.
Besides the below mentionned iMac I also still have an iMac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with OSX 10.5.8 installed.Since a few days my mail application on the 10.5 iMac doesn't receives any incoming mails from my Me.com account and I receive constantly the request to enter my password. This mail application worked entirely well until it started asking for its password.Strangely enough I can access the concerned mail account on the below mentioned iMac, on the concerned iMac via Safari on iCloud.com and also on my iPad I tried in my opinion nearly everything suggested on the forum and the support pages. I even tried restoring the mail application from a time machine back-up prior to the incident.As incoming mail server in the Mail preferences "mail.mac.com" is mentioned. I tried to change this to "imap.mail.me.com" but even after saving the change it still mentions "mail.mac.com".¬†what i should do to have my mail application work again on the 10.5.8 iMac? Could or should I f.i. restore other files than the Mail application from my Time Machine Back-up?¬†
Sometimes my mail seems to randomly lose its place with my GoDaddy email server and I look down at the mail activity box and it shows that I have thousands of incoming email.¬† Sometimes when this happens my inbox tied to this account is empty...sometimes it is not.¬† Is this normal?¬†
I'm trying to correct a problem with my wife's iCloud email account. I cannot change the 'Incoming Mail Server' name in the 'Account Information panel. If I delete the account and start a new one, I can enter the correct name ... "imap.mail.me.com". However, once I click on create, the Incoming Mail Server name reverts to 'mail.example.com.¬†
I updated to leopard and mail did work (in and out) until May 16, 2012.Now, nothing comes in (out still works) and my password in not being recognized.yes, I did check the preferences.Yes, I checked the pw by logging into the cloud.
Is it possible that the sender (From) field of every incoming mail is announced?†This would be fine when I'm in the same room, but away from my Mac. At the moment I only hear a beep when mails arrive, have to go to the Mac and check the sender, mostly in vain.