mail won't open or quit after dumping hundreds of emails into the trash bin

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MandyLou, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. MandyLou macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2014
    this is my first post - excuse me if I don't get all the protocol correct

    I have an Apple Air - and it was time to clear out my overfull inbox. I highlighted old emails and dragged them to my trash bin (bottom right on the screen) - mistake I know, i should have just pressed delete.

    Now Mail won't open or quit.

    I have used ideas from other postings - but still the little dot appears under the Mail icon.

    Force quit won't work.
    Double click on the icon and quit - won't work.
    Shut down and restart - no change.

    Any ideas
    many thanks
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    try this :

    Launch Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities), sort the processes by name, select "Mail", and click the large red button on the upper left corner.

    Click "Force Quit".

    Then reboot the Mac.

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