more Mail for OSX problems

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  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I swapped out the ram that came in my TiBook for two 512 chips. One is a Samsung, the other Kingston. Both recommended. A few days later, Mail started to just crash. At first the program just closed down, a lot of time it was when I brought the Mac out of Sleep mode. Now when I bring it back, the e-mails that show up don't coincide with the what I'm actually seeing. It may say Mr ABC, but I'll click and it will be a piece from USA Today that I subscribe to.

    I played with the ram and it still does it. And it hasn't affected any other program. I've run Entourage, Word, Excel, Dashboard, Safari, Firefox, iPhoto, iCal, iDisk, Quicktime, my scanner, Sherlock and a Tiger Woods demo. Everything else works flawlessly.

    I've run Repair Permissions after the ram was installed too.

    Any thoughts??

    Frank
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Elaborate on "I played with the RAM", what exactly have you tried? :)
     
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I took out the new and put the old back in. It didn't help.

    Frank
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I assume Entourage has been set up with the same email account, right? It could be a corrupt attachment so maybe try removing attachments that you have received since this began, through Entourage. :)
     
  5. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>ourage has been set up with the same email account, right?<<

    Actually I have my .mac account, g-mail account and my local isp account running through the OSX mail program and I have the same plus my hotmail account running through Entourage. I used to use Entourage exclusively since I use their Calendar, Tasks ,etc A LOT. BUT, I love OSX Mail. It's a slick program. I've thought about just shutting down OSX Mail, but I really don't want to.

    >>It could be a corrupt attachment so maybe try removing attachments that you have received since this began, through Entourage<<

    I'm confused. I guess what you are saying is just remove ALL attachments that are in both Mail and Entourage since this started??

    Frank
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If you have a problem with Mail, you don't replace the keyboard and your plugbar. You look at Mail and the files handled by Mail. mad jew told you that you may have a problem attachment. MacOS X email clients display inline all QuickTime-compatible graphics files. Mail, Entourage 2004 and others also display server-based graphics files in HTML mail.

    The takeaway message is that you don't need a new monitor. Your problem and its solution lie in your mail messages.
     
  7. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>Your problem and its solution lie in your mail messages.<,

    Guess the easy solution is to delete all my Mail messages and start from scratch??

    Or could it be an account setting??

    Is there a way to reinstall Mail?? The Mac came with it, I believe. It's 3 yrs old so I don't really recall?? I have the iLife upgrades that come out in Jan. Is Mail on that?? Could I just reinstall it???

    Frank
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You don't amputate your finger because you get a splinter. Mail stores its files in ~/Library/Mail/ and ~/Library/Mail Downloads/. A judicious search of these files is in order. There is need to reinstall the application.
     
  9. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>Mail stores its files in ~/Library/Mail/ and ~/Library/Mail Downloads/. A judicious search of these files is in order.<<

    Ok, but what am I looking for. Even if I'm looking for a needle in a haystack, I know I'm looking for a needle. Right now, I'm not sure what I'm really looking for--seriously.


    >>There is need to reinstall the application.<,

    IS or IS NOT?? The way you wrote it sounds like you forgot to put an "a" or a "no" before the word need??

    I'm willing to search, please tell me what I'm looking for in there??

    Thanks

    Frank
     

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