Mail.app hanging itself and ibook on launch

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zimv20, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

    zimv20

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    toronto
    #1
    this started just yesterday. when i launch Mail.app, it comes up, grabs a few emails, then hangs before it can completely launch.

    right now, it's hung on "Erasing deleted mail older than 7 days".

    before, it hung up on trying to count unread messages in the Sent folder.

    it hangs the entire machine, Force Quit doesn't even work. i have to disconnect the battery (yikes) and restart.

    i've tried, to no avail:
    - resetting permissions
    - running Disk Warrior

    so i deleted the preferences. when i launch it now, i get a bunch of "things are locked" messages:
    anyone know how to unlock these mailboxes? i'm not at all unafraid of the command line.
     
  2. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

    zimv20

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    toronto
    #2
    i have no patience for such problems.

    i forged ahead, re-setting up my email accounts, clicking "Open Anyway" when asked, and rebuilding the boxes.

    i've got 10 accounts, and one particular one made Mail.app, and my ibook, hang. so i trashed its mailboxes.

    it all works now.
     

Share This Page