Mail crashing at random

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by the Western zoo, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark

    I have a problem with Mail, it has started crashing at random. I've been trying to figure out a pattern but there doesn't seem to be any. Sometimes it crashes when Mail is just idling in the background, sometimes while I'm writing an email, sometimes when I open attachments, etc.
    The only thing that seems consistent is that when I start Mail up again to do the exact same thing there will not be any problem. I've even tried writing down the time from start up to crash but again - no pattern.

    I've already tried deleting the Mail preferences plist, but that didn't solve the problem.

    Any ideas about what's going on? Any solutions?

    Any input will be welcome, it is staring to be very annoying!!!
  2. SgtP3pp3r macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2011
    I've been having a very similar problem if not the same exact one.

    It hangs sometimes as i browse for a file to attach, others while it's getting the mail, and other seemingly random times.

    So... bump.
  3. mykstor macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2010
    Los Angeles, California
    Curious about this.. same with Outlook Mac 2011

    I'm having exactly the same problem with Outlook for Mac 2011.
    It usually happens while I'm in the midst of composing an email, but at random.

    I came to this thread because I'm thinking of switching to Mail. I used to use it in a former Mac OS, but was touted onto Outlook because I was told it's easier to set up accounts. I dunno.. I don't like any of them in that regard, actually.

    Another main concern.. How is the filter system in Mail?
    I depend on it highly with Outlook to have it send various subject lines, senders, content strings, etc. to various mailboxes or trash.

    Can anyone give me a comparison between Outlook and Mail for filter flexibility and ease of set up?

    I read the Mac World article recently. Outlook and Mail came out tops, but nothing was said about filtering superiority..

    Anyone know???

    Thanks in advance for anyone help and/or advice!

    Mike Storer, Los Angeles.
  4. the Western zoo thread starter macrumors 6502

    the Western zoo

    May 16, 2006
    Aarhus C, Denmark
    I found out that the problem was most like due to the fact that I was hooked up to two Exchange address books on the same server. Anyway since I never used them I just deleted them and the problem went away!

    No mail crash for 3 days now.

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