Man - I am having more problems with Leopard Mail than with Tiger Mail! My problem is that I have Mail.app configured as a SS drone.
My issue with Apple Mail (I’ll just call it Mail) is that it doesn’t reliably check my email provider for new messages, so how is SS supposed to effectively do its job? It really only checks email reliably if I’m interacting in some way with Mail (ironically, clicking the ‘Get Mail’ button, or otherwise trying to make it check email more often than not does NOTHING). The IMAP IDLE option in Mail seems not to do anything…
On the bright side, IMAP IDLE in Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 seems to work as expected with my mail server (that’s why I think there’s something wrong with Mail)!
Now, since I have Mail configured as a SS drone and I cannot (I believe) do the same thing with Thunderbird, do I have any options here? I mean, if my computer at home (the drone) is simply set to check email more frequently than my other computers and iPhone, would that give SS the opportunity to trap the spam and put it somewhere that my other email clients won’t ever see (like a local folder), and what’s the difference between doing that and my drone setup?
What am I losing?
I’m figuring that since Thunderbird’s implementation of IMAP IDLE is working with my email provider, than Thunderbird will almost always receive the email before my other devices (which are using Mail), and so those devices should effectively reap the benefits of SS filtering, right?
Am I missing something? Relying on Mail.app for a drone has become downright depressing, as I think SS is a stellar application, being rendered next to useless because of its host.
Thanks - any help is appreciated!