Mail is being stupid; won't close or quit

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Khryz, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Khryz macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    The past couple of days I'll have Mail open but when I try and X out of it nothing happens. When I try and quit Mail nothing happens. Is there a way for me to force quit it?

    Has this been happening to anyone else? It's getting annoying.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    The most common cause of this is a dialog from Mail located off-screen, or on a second display. You can use Expose to find the offending dialog and dismiss it.
  3. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    Thanks for the help but there is nothing else associated with Mail on screen. Anyway, when I got the e-mail notification for this thread I was able to close Mail but I'm still not able to quit it. Weird.
  4. Raid macrumors 68020


    Feb 18, 2003
    You can force quit an application by right (or ctrl) clicking on it's icon in the dock. The menu that pops up has the force quit command.
  5. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    Not for me. For Mail it just has Quit at the bottom.

    Found out about the APPLE+OPTION+ESC command to Force Quit any open applications.
  6. joeconvert macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2003
    Using IMAP? I have had this issue quite often. I too have found no offending off screen prompt. Based upon this and other behaviors I think Mail has some issues with IMAP.
  7. Khryz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2007
    Yeah, for my AOL e-mail address.
  8. thechidz macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2007
    New York City
    yeah this has been happening for me and Ive attributed it to using macfreepops. not sure if that is it but its pretty annoying.
  9. marctampa macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Is it Lion related

    I didn't start having this problem until I updated to Lion. By the way, the accounts I use are also IMAP.

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