Mail running, but won't close or open

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  1. BigAus macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    As the title says, Mail is running in the background, but it won't quit or open. I need to reboot (ie hold down start for 10 seconds) to restart. Other applications are also very slow to respond during this, incl. Safari.

    I'm on a Late 2007 Macbook running 10.6.2, which I updated yesterday.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Command Alt Escape to bring up the Force Quit window, then force it to quit?
     
  3. BigAus thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Miles. Unfortunately the problems continue.

    Mail quits and opens now, but when a send a message it often goes to Outbox and freezes Mail, even though it is sent. Also, a 'recovered messages' folder keeps appearing with messages that have been sent. My provider is Gmail which seems to be fine when used is Safari.

    Is there a way to reset or reinstall Mail only before I do a full reinstall?

    Thanks
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    With Leopard you'd do it using Pacifist, not sure if that works for SL yet though.
     
  5. BigAus thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it's a sad day but I've dumped Mail for Entourage. After sought of fixing the last problem by deleting the account and creating it again, Mail is now sending duplicate emails. When I get the patience I will try and sought it properly.

    Thanks again Miles. FYI, I looked up Pacifist and it appears to be compatible with SL.
     

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