Mail crashing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gillilandboy, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. gillilandboy macrumors 6502

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    Everytime I launch Mail it works for about 2 seconds and then beach balls. I do have Safari 4 Beta installed but I DO NOT have GrowlMail installed. Any other reasons on why Mail would be crashing.


    Thanks.
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Safari 4 is a beta, however mine doesn't do this. Try uninstalling Safari 4 and reinstalling Safari 3.
     
  3. gillilandboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uninstalled Safari 4 Beta and rebooted. Mail is still crashing. Any other ideas?


    Thanks for help so far.
     
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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  5. gillilandboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I set up the same Mail account an another account and it worked fine. So it looks like something is wrong with my Mail app. Any fix for this?

    It's an IMAP Gmail account.


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  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    If its IMAP, just pull the com.apple.Mail.plist in ~/Library/Preferences. And re-set up the account. If it was a POP account, I'd say to backup the Mail folder itself but IMAP accounts just re-index rather than re-downloading every single message.
     
  7. gillilandboy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Worked!! Thank you so much! I couldn't stand thunderbird for another minute.
     

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