Mail is acting stupid!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TSE, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    #1
    Mail is acting really stupid. It won't send messages, and is overall just acting weird.

    When I close mail, it gives me an error that says,"Some actions taken while the account "(email)@mac.com" was offline could not be completed online.

    Mail has undone actions on some messages so that you can redo the actions while online.

    Additional information: Operation could not be completed. (MFMessageErrorDomain error 1028.)

    Any help?
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    sounds like your ports are not configured correctly.

    I've had problems with certain broadband providers and apple mail.

    can't help much without more info regarding your preferences.

    is mail still using 700 MB of RAM and slowing your system, or did you at least get that one figured out?
     
  3. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Nope, never got it figured out, but all signs point to mail.

    It worked great the first day, now it is acting dumb.
     
  4. Maluka macrumors newbie

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    found solution for Mail IMAP problem

    I found the answer on another site, (I googled "mail has undone actions on some") basically the answer is:
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    In Leopard, when you go offline while using Apple’s Mail program with an IMAP account, you may get the following error message, or something similar:

    “Some actions taken while the account “xxxxxxx” was offline could not be completed online.

    Mail has undone actions on some messages so that you can redo the actions while online. Mail has saved other messages in mailbox “Apple Mail To Do” in “On My Mac” so that you can complete the actions while online.

    Additional information: The IMAP command “APPEND” (to Apple Mail To Do) failed with server error: Invalid mailbox name..”

    And if you click OK enough times, the program crashes.
    There are two ways to correct this problem (both ways will preserve your mail settings (you will NOT have to reconfigure your Mail program) and your mail will appear in a few seconds after first opening the Mail program after performing the fix below):

    1st Way (easier way)

    1. Make sure your Mail program is closed
    2. Open Macintosh HD (double-click on it)
    3. Select your Home folder (it will be on left nav bar with the picture of a house)
    4. On the right side of the window, double-click on the “Library” folder (to open the folder)
    5. Double-click on the “Mail” folder
    6. Remove (move to the trash) the “IMAP-youremailaddress@here.com” folder
    7. Close everything and open Mail to confirm it has been fixed

    2nd Way

    Delete all entries in~/Library/Mail/IMAP-email_address@mailserver/.OfflineCache . The folder is actually only accessible in shell since its a hidden directory, so you will need to access it via Terminal. This is for advanced users only, so I won’t bother writing a step-by-step instruction, as those users will know how to do it.
    -----< end of cut and paste w/o permission >--------

    please see the original site and the kudos that follow.
     
  5. OldSalt macrumors newbie

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    Creating a new mailbox in an IMAP AOL account

    I followed the above 'easy steps' to get rid of the APPEND failed message
    on my IMAP aol account. I was able to move some e-mails from my inbox on my desktop to the existing folders on AOL; then I needed a new folder there, so I went Mailbox -->New Mailbox gave it a name, and location and lo! Again the APPEND failed message! so I repeated the steps, and it worked for the next e-mail moves.
    Then I went to the IMAP mail to view the
    folders in APPLEMAIL Version 4.0 (1075/1075.2) on Mac OSX 10.6 and
    again, I get the APPEND failed..blah blah. so again I delete the directory
    and it works again..

    hmmm....
     

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