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Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 26, 2006 10:42PM
On OS 10.2.8, I restarted after installing some software and Mail is fetching 4,000+ emails that are already in the folder. I can't make it stop and can't get to new emails until it goes through with this at 26,000 speed dial-up.
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Anonymous User
Date: January 26, 2006 10:53PM
I had the same problem. Sucks. Luckly I only had 300 messeges on the mail server. Now I make sure I delete the messages off the mail server at least weekly. Disconnect your modem, mail app will stop fetching the mail. Also, check under Mail/preferences/accounts/advanced and make sure you remove the mail off the mail server, once it has been downloaded to your computer.

Carm
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 26, 2006 11:05PM
I've had this problem too. Sometimes if I reboot the problem goes away.

Also, make sure you're not trying to simultaneously access the same mail server with your PowerBook and desktop Mac at the same time. It seems like that set that condition off for me once.
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 26, 2006 11:06PM
I deleted all the mail on the server and now it started back at 1. I guess I'll let it run overnight and call my ISP tomorrow. It's fetching 2161 of 4577 messages.

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I just rebooted and it didn't work.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/26/2006 11:22PM by Dennis S.
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: Phy
Date: January 27, 2006 12:26AM
Restart and rebuild all your mailboxes. That fixed it for me.
Can't you force-quit mail?
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: h'
Date: January 27, 2006 12:44AM
Is it possible that Mail maybe just sucks?
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: MysteryGuest
Date: January 27, 2006 08:22AM
I tried it. Went back to Entourage. Mind you, I'm not crazy about that either.
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Re: Mail re-fetching all of my thousands of emails
Posted by: jardster
Date: January 27, 2006 09:57AM
happened to me a bunch of times. just let it do it's thing, organize the emails by the little "dot" that indicates an unread message, highlight them all, and delete. waste of time, but a relatively easy fix.



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