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macrumors newbie
May 16, 2014
Mail is crashing

I just upgraded my system to OSX 10.9.3. Mail crashes when I try to open it. This seems to have been a problem with the previous release, but my worked fine until the upgrade. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

star trek

macrumors member
Apr 1, 2013
:eek: The most powerfull OS of the universe have mail app that do not function for so long time...... How about this Tim !? I'm using Outlook office from a long time because mail do not want to work properly......Please do it the right way or there is the need to buy some Pay for Use application... !?!? :eek:
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Jul 3, 2013
My only problem with the Mail app is sometimes I have to Force Quit it when I shutdown. Not the biggest issue but irritating none the less.


Oct 19, 2012
:eek: The most powerfull OS of the universe have mail app that do not function for so long time...... How about this Tim !?

I've wondered this too.

I get that there are a thousand obscure features that we can't expect to all work perfectly in a new version of OSX. I know it takes time to work out all the little things, based on real world reports from users etc.

But Mail? Only Safari could be a less obscure feature.

What would interest me would be reports from Apple insiders that give us a window in to how such decisions are made within Apple.

As example, I recall one thread on the forum where an Apple developer who was working on Mavericks was apologizing for Mavericks bugs.

I'm sure there must be many factors at play in the decision of when to release a new OSX, and I would find it quite educational to better understand the calculations involved. Perhaps Apple users would be more understanding if we could see the larger picture that those inside Apple have to work with.


macrumors 6502
Jun 1, 2010
I sometimes have to force quit mail also. It has happened even before the latest update. I haven't had to force quit any other application with the exception of the mail app. It doesn't happen every day, just often enough to be a pain.
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