Mail has become unusable :(

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by OceanFrog, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    Hey all

    Over the last few months Mail on my 2013 MBA (under both ML and Mavericks) has been experiencing a lot of problems. These usually happen when I search for something (e.g a persons name or a title word etc). Mail becomes unresponsive and I usually have to force quit. When I repoen the app, it fails to show any of my mail, and the only thing that gets the app back working again is a full MBA restart.

    I was wondering if this was common problem? And how I can fix it?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Try this. Quit Mail then open Finder and hit shift-command-g (all three keys at once) then paste in the path below and enter. Look in that folder for three files that begin with Envelope and delete all three.

    Now restart Mail then go to every inbox/folder one at a time and select it then go to the Mailbox menu and click Rebuild. Do this for every folder.

    See if that helps.


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