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Im mac mail it alsways used the default of ...

Customer Question

Im mac mail it alsways used the default of "Offline" when I launch it? How do I change use "online" as the default?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
Go to the Mail Menu>Preferences

Under the general tab set Check for new mail to something other than Manual.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I tried all (except manual) and none of those choices worked. And I never had it set for manual anyhow. BY the way, this only started to occur when I downloaded MobileMe.
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
What version of OS X do you currently have?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
10.5.4 Leopard
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
When you go to the Apple Menu>System Preferences

Does it show under Internet & Network, .Mac or MobileMe?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It shows Mobile Me
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
Who is your email provider?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Bellsouth (now AT&T) and a new 'wrinkle' showed up recently--once in awhile even though I have clicked Take all accounts on line--they go off line later on.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
What now? The problem(s) still exist: I have to manually take accounts online each time and sometimes several times.