Mail app doesn't quit

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BLOND37, May 16, 2012.

  1. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    using lion.. and all updated etc.. mail doesn't quit either by the red light or left click in the dock. only way to quit is force quit even though its not listed as not responding
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Does CMD+Q work?
    I don't use Mail, but since it is a multi-window application, clicking the RED X only closes windows.

    And with "Left Click" do you mean the secondary click, which gives extra options like "HIDE", "QUIT", "OPTIONS" and so on?
  3. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    I have experienced the same issue. Whether I use the pull done menu or by clicking the app in the dock. It sometimes takes 3-4 attempts before it will close. Any suggestions or ideas on what I am doing incorrectly?
  4. Bigredhawkeye macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2012
    I've also experienced this twice on my MBA. Not really sure why it happens but unless it keeps happening it doesn't bug me too much.
  5. samac92 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    In my experience it sometimes take a long time to quit, if you just leave it for a while it eventually disappears. Not sure why though.
  6. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    command Q works yes.. but before the red circe worked too
  7. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    The red circle has NEVER worked to quit Mail. I've been using Mail for years, and it always stays open even if you close the last window. In Lion, you might be able to get it to auto-quit after a while, but that doesn't mean that closing the last window quits it.
  8. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    How do you sync your mailboxes? IMAP or POP3?

    If you use IMAP, you might want to try and delete the local mailboxes. There could be some sort of corruption going on there. You should also check your sync settings to see how exactly the mail is being synced. I find mail very finicky and it can often hang with almost no reason.

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