Mail problems

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JonD25, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. JonD25 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2006
    Mail is acting up on me a lot lately. I only have one account on it right now, and it's an exchange account. A lot of times, when I open it and it starts to check mail for the first time, the progress pie chart starts to go around, but freezes. Mail is completely functional, except for that. If I choose to quit while it's frozen, the window will close, but the program won't quit. It doesn't say it's unresponsive though in Activity Monitor, but Force Quitting is the only way to quit it. I try reopening it, and it does it again.

    And while we're on the subject of email, I use Google Notifier to check my Gmail account, but it also will freeze and crash on my constantly. Anyone got any solutions?

    Sometimes rebooting helps both of these, but it's usually only a temporary solution. With as stable as OS X is supposed to be, I've been having quite a few random apps here and there start acting up.
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
  3. JonD25 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2006
    Umm.... thanks?
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I've had this happen to me sometimes. Usually, force quitting Mail then reopening it fixes the problem. Also, check the activity monitor ( hit :apple: + 0 to open it) in Mail while it's stuck checking that one account. That'll give you some clues as to what's going wrong. If that doesn't help, try taking the account offline then online again.

    I don't use Google Notifier anymore (I use GMail's POP interface for mail clients now), so I can't help you with your other problem.

    Regarding general application crashing, this is usually caused by one of the following:
    -Corrupt preferences
    -Corrupt input files
    -Corrupt application caches / other support files

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