Apple Mail unresponsive! Can not fix!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Josephkyles, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Josephkyles macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Has anyone else experienced this? Everytime I try to open Mail, it goes unresponsive! I can't do anything to fix it!
  2. rolozamora macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    Hi Josephkyles,
    Its been two years since you posted this, wondering if you found a way of fixing it? I have the same issue with mail on the same Imac. I am also having problems with the mac mail in my iphone may be as a side effect.
    Any clue would be welcome.
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    Likely was a foul setting. Quit mail, delete pref file. Restart mail.
  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    I agree with Sedulous. Quit Mail. Move the file from ~/Library/Preferences (where ~ denotes your Home folder) to your Desktop. Try Mail again. If the problem is resolved, you can trash the file you moved to the Desktop. If not, you can move it back.
  5. rolozamora macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2008
    Thanks PLZ and Sedulous, I tried that but didn't find the file:

    on my Library/Preferences.
    I tried moving MailAccounts.plist which is saved under


    but that didnt seem to work.

    Mail keeps unresponsive, I have to Force Quit it everytime.
    Any more ideas?
  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    Yes. Look for in the Library/Preferences folder inside your Home folder. It has to be there! Then move it to your Desktop and restart Mail.
  7. HEB macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2010
    I switched to thunderbird when i realized mail was really glitchy. I had to force quit out of it every time.

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