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    [SM 1.1.4, fresh install, win2ksp4 + rollup]

    All of my email accounts are pop3 and set up to check for mail each 10
    minutes. Without fail, one of the pop3 accounts alerts that email has
    arrived.

    This account's letter icon in the left-hand pane changes to show a green
    arrow, an audible sounds, a letter icon appears in the lower right-hand
    desktop screen. Clicking on the inbox or any of the other boxes
    eliminates the alerts. Scrolling through the inbox and other boxes of
    the account shows no emails have been added.

    How can I trace what's happening here?

    tia,
    -Craig

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    Craig wrote:
    > [SM 1.1.4, fresh install, win2ksp4 + rollup]
    >
    > All of my email accounts are pop3 and set up to check for mail each 10
    > minutes. Without fail, one of the pop3 accounts alerts that email has
    > arrived.
    >
    > This account's letter icon in the left-hand pane changes to show a green
    > arrow, an audible sounds, a letter icon appears in the lower right-hand
    > desktop screen. Clicking on the inbox or any of the other boxes
    > eliminates the alerts. Scrolling through the inbox and other boxes of
    > the account shows no emails have been added.
    >
    > How can I trace what's happening here?
    >
    > tia,
    > -Craig


    check your settings: Edit, Mail & Newsgroups Account
    Settings, select the account, and under Server Settings,
    make sure that "automatically download new messages" is
    checked. Did that work?

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  3. Re: mail arrival notification...but no mail

    Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo wrote:
    > Craig wrote:
    >> [SM 1.1.4, fresh install, win2ksp4 + rollup]
    >>
    >> All of my email accounts are pop3 and set up to check for mail each 10
    >> minutes. Without fail, one of the pop3 accounts alerts that email has
    >> arrived.
    >>
    >> This account's letter icon in the left-hand pane changes to show a
    >> green arrow, an audible sounds, a letter icon appears in the lower
    >> right-hand desktop screen. Clicking on the inbox or any of the other
    >> boxes eliminates the alerts. Scrolling through the inbox and other
    >> boxes of the account shows no emails have been added.
    >>
    >> How can I trace what's happening here?
    >>
    >> tia,
    >> -Craig

    >
    > check your settings: Edit, Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings, select
    > the account, and under Server Settings, make sure that "automatically
    > download new messages" is checked. Did that work?


    Perfect Peter. Worked the charm.

    thx,
    -Craig

  4. Re: mail arrival notification...but no mail

    Craig wrote:
    > [SM 1.1.4, fresh install, win2ksp4 + rollup]
    >
    > All of my email accounts are pop3 and set up to check for mail each 10
    > minutes. Without fail, one of the pop3 accounts alerts that email has
    > arrived.
    >
    > This account's letter icon in the left-hand pane changes to show a green
    > arrow, an audible sounds, a letter icon appears in the lower right-hand
    > desktop screen. Clicking on the inbox or any of the other boxes
    > eliminates the alerts. Scrolling through the inbox and other boxes of
    > the account shows no emails have been added.
    >

    I see that occasionally when my message filters act on a message and
    move it elsewhere. Could that be your cause?

    --
    Bill Davidsen
    "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
    the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot

  5. Re: mail arrival notification...but no mail

    Bill Davidsen wrote:
    > Craig wrote:
    >> [SM 1.1.4, fresh install, win2ksp4 + rollup]
    >>
    >> All of my email accounts are pop3 and set up to check for mail each 10
    >> minutes. Without fail, one of the pop3 accounts alerts that email has
    >> arrived.
    >>
    >> This account's letter icon in the left-hand pane changes to show a
    >> green arrow, an audible sounds, a letter icon appears in the lower
    >> right-hand desktop screen. Clicking on the inbox or any of the other
    >> boxes eliminates the alerts. Scrolling through the inbox and other
    >> boxes of the account shows no emails have been added.
    >>

    > I see that occasionally when my message filters act on a message and
    > move it elsewhere. Could that be your cause?
    >


    Peter identified the issue: I'd left the option "automatically download
    new messages" unchecked for that particular account. After I changed
    that, everything worked as expected.

    thx,
    -Craig

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