Mail will not Quit when shutting down

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RamJetWorm, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. RamJetWorm macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Since installing OS X Lion I'm getting a few shutdown issues.
    When I attempt to shut down or restart, I'm often getting the following error message:

    "You haven't been logged out because the application Mail failed to quit. To try logging out again, quit Mail and choose Apple menu > Log Out."

    I'm wondering if this is a Lion or Mail issue? I've got plenty of RAM (8GB)
    So is any body else getting a similar issue? :confused:
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I've had issues with from time to time, mostly on Snow Leopard but I would imagine there are some on Lion as well. Have you tried to use force quit to get rid of If isn't playing nicely, you could always use a third party email program like thunderbird. can't get in your way if you never launch it. BTW, I use for everyday use but I have Thunderbird installed and have used it a handful of times when wasn't acting right.
  3. martosprint macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    I don't have Lion just yet, but I've had problems with my snow leopard mail from time to time where the mail wouldn't shut down. Force quitting mail in the dock isn't available. What I have to do then is open activity monitor highlight mail and then click on force quit. That kills it.
  4. fixerman macrumors member


    May 17, 2009
    I am experiencing the exact same problem. Also I am finding that since the Lion upgrade that Mail is very slow to download my eGmails.

    Any advice from anyone?
  5. sosyked macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2012
    Check your security settings

    There is a preference that is set to log your computer out after a duration of inactivity. So first it goes to sleep, then if you don't wake it after a certain amount of time it logs you out. I agree, it was annoying.
  6. SuperMike1948 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2013
    Having problems with Mail not quitting

    If you are having the problem that many/most Mac users are having with MAIL not quiting when you want to close down and you have to force quit MAIL :(.
    Well the answer is simple. Open MAIL, open Preferences, go to accounts, highlight your apple email account, near the bottom of this page is a box TLS. The default is blank.... this is wrong and should not be the default. open the drop-down menue and pick etc etc. Now save, That's it, problem solved.:):):) Clever are'nt I :)
  7. flick macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2006
    Worked for Me!

    Awesome supermike, this worked for me. I'm still on Lion.

    Don't have an apple email account, just checked that box in all my accounts. Lightning-fast mail quit now.
  8. alfon_sico macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2015
    You save my life. 8 years looking for a real solution for that issue

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