50 MB email message in Outbox can't be destroyed

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  1. Murgatroyd, Apr 23, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012

    Murgatroyd macrumors member

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    I copied all the photos in my iPad 2's Photostream album and pasted the lot of 'em into an email. The email was rejected by the server and sits in the Outbox. Any attempts to access the message crashes the Mail app. I need to do some surgery to extricate that one message. Any suggestions?
     
  2. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Wow thats a weird one.
    You could try to delete the account in the setting and then add it again.
    Maybe do a reboot first and then add it in again.

    That's all I can think of to do.
     
  3. Murgatroyd thread starter macrumors member

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    T'anks dukeblue91, … done did all those things, though. I need an app for the iPad that performs like Terminal.
     
  4. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Yes a terminal on the iPad would be awesome.
     
  5. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    So you cannot go to the outbox and slide your finger across until it says delete or remove?
     
  6. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Try using the webmail interface for your email provider. If you're using IMAP it should be visible via webmail.
     
  7. Murgatroyd thread starter macrumors member

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    Touching Outbox displays the message a blue color as if previously touched, Mail then attempts to resend, fails which causes the app to freeze and then quit to display Home screen. Mail functions if i dont fiddle with Outbox.
     
  8. b.c. macrumors 6502

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    I had similar problem a couple times, although I forget exactly how I eventually managed to delete my outbox and later recompose/resend the message...

    have you tried:
    - turn on Airplane Mode (so Mail doesn't try to contact the server)
    - quit Mail in the multitasking bar, and/or reboot the iPad
    - start up Mail, then see if you can delete the Outbox while still not connected to internet
     
  9. Murgatroyd, Apr 28, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012

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    Mission accomplished

    Alas, … Erase All Content And Settings on iPad. Fire up iTunes. Restore iPad. iPad is back to original state sans that email. Mission accomplished.
     

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