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Thunderbird - how to stop check account for new mails?

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Hello, have the latest version of Thunderbird (102.5.0.) in Windows 11 Pro. I'm using 6 IMAP accounts there.

I want to stop check mails automatically in one account, so I unchecked: - Check for new messages at startup - Check for new messages every 10 minutes - Allow immediate server notifications when new messages arrive

Problem is thunderbird still checks for new mails of that account and shows me notifications. What is bad please?

Tried to clean install of thunderbird, didn't help it. Thank you

Hello, have the latest version of Thunderbird (102.5.0.) in Windows 11 Pro. I'm using 6 IMAP accounts there. I want to stop check mails automatically in one account, so I unchecked: - Check for new messages at startup - Check for new messages every 10 minutes - Allow immediate server notifications when new messages arrive Problem is thunderbird still checks for new mails of that account and shows me notifications. What is bad please? Tried to clean install of thunderbird, didn't help it. Thank you

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IMAP doesn't work that way. As mail comes in to the server, they appear in the account.

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@david so there is no other way to do that? Want to sync new messages manually only.

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Yeah, you seem to be right, at least if you are using a recent Thunderbird version.

From the Thunderbird source code (specifically mailnews/src/nsAutoSyncManager.cpp): + // Get the update time in minutes for each folder of this account/server. + // It will be the user configured biff time for server even if user has + // disabled "Check for new messages every X minutes" for the account. + // Update time will default to 10 minutes if an invalid value is set or + // if there are errors obtaining it. + // Specifically, the value used here is mail.server.serverX.check_time + // or the default mail.server.default.check_time.

you can find the discussion in the following bug - it's a very recent change:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1776823

if you understand what is discussed there and think that the change done exceed what is required to fix the original problem, you should comment the bug or file a new one.

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With IMAP, you're looking at the server, which is outside Thunderbird control.

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