Tiger Mail app is screwy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mooshoo, May 9, 2005.

  1. mooshoo macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've tried searching, but no results.

    Mail is not working at all. When I launch it, the window shows up, but it won't check mail, send or receive, and I can't quit the app. I have to force quit. I looked over the network/mail settings, and everything seems right. it just won't respond. Any suggestions?
     
  2. DXoverDY macrumors 6502a

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    trash the preferences.. you may have to reenter your mail info.. backup your mailboxes to be safe.. do this especially if you did an upgrade from Panther.. if you did a clean install.. shouldn't be an issue but try it anyway.

    seems that Mail.app is the one causing the most issues in Tiger...
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    #3
    That pesky mail app!
    It's about 50% better than in OS 10.3, but that still doesn't make it great!
    Good luck with it here's a general procedure:
    1. Repair Permissions
    2. Trash Prefs.
    3. Pull hair out!

    EDIT - Have you tried simply leaving it opened, connected for about half an hour or more? sometimes it just needs a bit of time... :eek:
     
  4. mooshoo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent advice, fellas. I just tried what was suggested, and everything has cleared right up. Mail is up and running. Thanks again!
     

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