Does anyone else have to consistently rebuild or re-index their inboxes to get mail to show up on a desktop when using IMAP? This has been a long time problem for me and it happens on every domain that I have, as well as on every computer that I have. I have the issue using Mail.app on Snow Leopard, Mail.app on Leopard, Thunderbird on Vista, and Thunderbird on XP. I will sit down to what appears to be no new mail, then I rebuild the inbox from my desktop client and a whole bunch of mails come to me. (Note: on Thunderbird it does indicate that I have new mail waiting, but it is impossible to get it to show up in the program without rebuilding the inbox. Telling Thunderbird to get new mail does nothing.)
Considering it happens on all operating systems and using different clients, it must either be a configuration problem with Dreamhost or with the way I set up mail. Have any of you experienced a similar issue? I desperately wish to find a solution.