Mail won't open

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jim Dow, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Jim Dow macrumors newbie

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  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

    Steve121178

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    #2
    Is it already running? Check and if so kill it off and reopen Mail.
     
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Bring up a terminal and check to see if it's still running. In the terminal type:

    ps -ef | grep Mail | grep App

    If you get anything returned, it will look like this:

    501 5152 133 0 7:09AM ?? 0:07.54 /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail -psn_0_3949508

    The process id (pid) is the 2nd field on the information returned, has been highlighted in the line above, and it's what you want to kill:

    kill 5152

    Once done run the "ps" command again. If that returns information again, change the "kill pid" to "kill -9 pid".

    $0.02 worth.
     
  4. Jefe's MacAir macrumors 6502

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