accountsd and googleapi

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bebeo
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accountsd and googleapi

Postby bebeo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:01 pm

Anybody know why recently i would be getting a LS alert when launching my Apple Mail?
It seems to happen about once a day; when i open Mail, I get a popup to allow or deny domain www.googleapis.com for accountsd proccess. (with a mail login failure)
I can (obviously) click allow; but I can also just Quit mail and then relaunch, and it will then be fine and check for new mail as normal.
Never used to have this occur. Wonder if anybody knows what's going on.

mcgroarty
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Joined: Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:02 am

Re: accountsd and googleapi

Postby mcgroarty » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:49 am

This is probably for Google's mail push notifications, which are hosted on that domain. This is the mechanism that lets Mail.app get mail updates as they happen rather than polling at fixed intervals. Push notifications save network, CPU, and power resources. If push notification registration fails, I believe it falls back to manual polling at whatever interval you configured in Mail.app's preferences.

Anyone know for sure?


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