Mac Mail hanging

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  1. mac2thefuture macrumors 65816

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    Hello - I sent some fairly big files back on the 11th Aug via mac mail which uses sky mail.
    Ever since that sate this application just hangs now and it drains all my bandwidth (i don't appear to be getting any mail) so i have to shut it down. Is there any way of resetting it in effect.
    Thanks
     
  2. mac2thefuture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Had a play and found this???
     

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  3. KnoxHarrington macrumors newbie

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    There's a hidden folder in the ~/Library/Mail/(your account name) folder called .OfflineCaches that's probably to blame here. If you send out a big attachment, and it hangs there, you should try deleting that file.

    You can show hidden files by either using a Terminal command, or there's third party software that will do that for you. Here's a good guide to doing it: http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/04/show-hidden-files.html
     
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