Mail doesn't work at all

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by danakm, Aug 9, 2012.

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    danakm

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    Ok, so since upgrading I decided I was going to give Mail another go (it's not currently my main email client), but whenever I try to load the program I can't get past the welcome/update-your-mail screen. As soon as I click continue the app crashes closing itself.

    Is anyone having this issue? What could be causing it?

    This was not happening to me on Lion.
     
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    satcomer

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    First DON'T use Mail to make new Mail accounts in Mountain Lion. To make new email accounts go into System Preferences->Mail, Contact & Calendars and set the email account their, then launch Mail.
     
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    lol I suppose it's better than having Mail look like a graphics glitch. :(
     
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    danakm

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    My accounts are all there already, since I set them up for the notifications feature.

    Still, Mail just crashes when trying to open it :(
     
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    Troneas

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    why?

    has it always been like this?

    i am not having problems with mail yet and have always set up my accounts in that app.
     
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    Mail in mountain lion is unusable for me right now. It has lots of issues with exchange and rules, which I use heavily. I had to switch to outlook on my notebook and won't upgrade my workstation until this is resolved.
     
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    satcomer

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    Because Apple has set up Mountain Lion to do that. When doing it this way I think they decided to do it this way so Sharing is all unified throughout the 10.8 system.
     

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