Mac OS X 10.5 Mail Issue


#1

Just got a new Mac and am having a weird mail issue. I can send mail fine but cannot receive. It appears the mail server is saying no mail, but I can go into webmail and there is plenty in my Inbox and Outlook will receive mail. Mac Mail is configured the same as Outlook … SMTP out on Port 25 and POP3 in on Port 110. I configured for IMAP and it synced my Junk mail and Sent items but no Inbox mail.

This may be ugly but here is a trace of a POP3 receive operation. I’m gonna post the same thing on the Mac site and see if I can’t get this resolved. Here is the trace …

CONNECTED Apr 29 18:31:59.861 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260

READ Apr 29 18:31:59.952 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
+OK Hello there.

WROTE Apr 29 18:31:59.955 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
USER mylogin

READ Apr 29 18:32:00.049 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
+OK Password required.

WROTE Apr 29 18:32:00.057 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
PASS *******

READ Apr 29 18:32:00.168 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
+OK logged in.

WROTE Apr 29 18:32:00.173 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
STAT

READ Apr 29 18:32:00.267 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
+OK 0 0

WROTE Apr 29 18:32:00.272 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
QUIT

READ Apr 29 18:32:00.367 [kCFStreamSocketSecurityLevelNone] – host:mail.mydomain.com – port:110 – socket:0x17e605b0 – thread:0x17e63260
+OK Bye-bye.

Any ideas ???


#2

I don’t use STAT when I test POP mail; I use LIST to see if anything is in there.

You mention configuring for POP, then using IMAP. I use IMAP, and this wiki article helped me:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Mac_OS_X_Mail_10.4

-Scott


#3

if you’ve configured it for IMAP then why are you using a POP3 port? try these settings:

in Mail, click on the account and then click on the advanced tab.

IMAP Path Prefix: INBOX
Port: 993 (use ssl checked)
Authentication: Password

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#4

I meant that I had tried IMAP then deleted the account and recreated to use POP3. I was able to get one of my other email accounts configured and working with both protocols. I’ll figure out what the issue is with the other account over the weekend.