Confused by message in sidebar of mail program

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jest2dogs
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Confused by message in sidebar of mail program

Post by jest2dogs » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:37 pm

I hope I can attach this screenshot of my mail program. At the bottom of the left sidebar (Menu) it usually says "Sending Message", which is confusing enough. It seems to say this all the time even if I haven't sent a message. Tonight it says "Sending 99 out of 100 Messages"

Sending what? Has my computer been hacked? What's sending messages and to whom? From where does this notice arise?

I'm running El Capitan on my late 2011, 15" MBP
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Thanks for any help. Should I be concerned?

-Jesse

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Re: Confused by message in sidebar of mail program

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:26 pm

I wouldn't worry about your Mac being hacked.
If you give us more information, maybe we can figure this out.

In the mean time, have you restarted your Mac?

What kind of internet connection do you have?
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Re: Confused by message in sidebar of mail program

Post by jest2dogs » Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:13 am

I think I figured it out. "Mail" was trying to connect to a gmail account I do not utilize. I went into the mail accounts and "unchecked" the "mail" from gmail services, thus, inactivating it. No more message. Funny thing is I disconnected gmail years ago. I don't know how it got "reactivated". But then, I often find myself in a room not remembering why I went in there...

Now I am going to have to enter google and clear out that account again.

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Re: Confused by message in sidebar of mail program

Post by Stephen Hart » Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:57 am

I believe I've read a few times about people having similar problems with gmail. Maybe there's a setting in gmail itself that will cure the problem.

But then, I often find myself in a room not remembering why I went in there...
Happens to me several times a day. :)
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