OS X Mail app broken

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  1. 8Apples, Apr 20, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015

    8Apples macrumors member

    8Apples

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    #1
    Ok, I updated a few days ago (some system update that was a security update). Since then my Mail app has been very spotty. I open it, and it just hangs, doesn't display any emails in any of the windows, and I get the spinning beach ball. I force it closed and reopen and then it works?? Next time it may hang again. This time I opened it up, and only email is displayed from one account, and none of the other email accounts. I have deleted a few things in the library and I don't remember what, and it seemed to help, but hasn't fixed the issue. I would really appreciate some help in how to fix it. I'm sure it is preferences or something of that nature in the Library that didn't go well with the update. Or perhaps passwords for the account? I haven't changed my email passwords so only the update messed something up.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and I appreciate all useful helpful feedback.

    8Apples

    EDIT: Well, it wouldn't close properly, so I had to force it closed and here is part of the error report:

    Code:
    Date/Time:       2015-04-20 12:42:39 -0400
    OS Version:      10.10.3 (Build 14D136)
    Architecture:    x86_64
    Report Version:  21
    
    Command:         Mail
    Path:            /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail
    Version:         8.2 (2098)
    Build Version:   1
    Project Name:    Mail
    Source Version:  2098000000000000
    Parent:          launchd [1]
    PID:             479
    
    Event:           hang
    Duration:        0.80s (process was unresponsive for 138 seconds before sampling)
    Steps:           9 (100ms sampling interval)
    
    Hardware model:  MacBookPro8,1
    Active cpus:     4
    
    Fan speed:       1999 rpm
    
    --------------------------------------------------
    Timeline format: stacks are sorted chronologically
    Use -i and -heavy to re-report with count sorting
    --------------------------------------------------
    
    Heaviest stack for the main thread of the target process:
      9  start + 1 (libdyld.dylib + 13769) [0x7fff9a58d5c9]
      9  NSApplicationMain + 1832 (AppKit + 13140) [0x7fff9188f354]
      9  -[NSApplication run] + 594 (AppKit + 551923) [0x7fff91912bf3]
      9  -[NSApplication nextEventMatchingMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 346 (AppKit + 593768) [0x7fff9191cf68]
      9  _DPSNextEvent + 1828 (AppKit + 597261) [0x7fff9191dd0d]
      9  _NSHandleCarbonMenuEvent + 277 (AppKit + 1420768) [0x7fff919e6de0]
      9  _HandleMenuSelection2 + 446 (HIToolbox + 614654) [0x7fff94e930fe]
      9  MenuSelectCore(MenuData*, Point, double, unsigned int, OpaqueMenuRef**, unsigned short*) + 702 (HIToolbox + 615553) [0x7fff94e93481]
      9  FinishMenuSelection(SelectionData*, MenuResult*, MenuResult*) + 96 (HIToolbox + 612873) [0x7fff94e92a09]
      9  SendMenuItemSelectedEvent + 188 (HIToolbox + 613168) [0x7fff94e92b30]
      9  SendMenuCommandWithContextAndModifiers + 59 (HIToolbox + 613261) [0x7fff94e92b8d]
      9  SendHICommandEvent(unsigned int, HICommand const*, unsigned int, unsigned int, unsigned char, void const*, OpaqueEventTargetRef*, OpaqueEventTargetRef*, OpaqueEventRef**) + 428 (HIToolbox + 360261) [0x7fff94e54f45]
      9  SendEventToEventTarget + 40 (HIToolbox + 122038) [0x7fff94e1acb6]
      9  SendEventToEventTargetInternal(OpaqueEventRef*, OpaqueEventTargetRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 386 (HIToolbox + 32686) [0x7fff94e04fae]
      9  DispatchEventToHandlers(EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 1260 (HIToolbox + 35692) [0x7fff94e05b6c]
      9  NSSLMMenuEventHandler + 724 (AppKit + 2346603) [0x7fff91ac8e6b]
      9  -[NSCarbonMenuImpl _carbonCommandProcessEvent:handlerCallRef:] + 107 (AppKit + 3258818) [0x7fff91ba79c2]
      9  -[NSMenu _internalPerformActionForItemAtIndex:] + 35 (AppKit + 3259254) [0x7fff91ba7b76]
      9  -[NSMenu performActionForItemAtIndex:] + 131 (AppKit + 3259408) [0x7fff91ba7c10]
      9  _os_activity_initiate + 75 (libsystem_trace.dylib + 3287) [0x7fff94b07cd7]
      9  -[NSCarbonMenuImpl performActionWithHighlightingForItemAtIndex:] + 114 (AppKit + 2443900) [0x7fff91ae0a7c]
      9  -[NSMenuItem _corePerformAction] + 382 (AppKit + 2444622) [0x7fff91ae0d4e]
      9  -[NSApplication sendAction:to:from:] + 452 (AppKit + 2445233) [0x7fff91ae0fb1]
      9  _os_activity_initiate + 75 (libsystem_trace.dylib + 3287) [0x7fff94b07cd7]
      9  -[NSApplication terminate:] + 729 (AppKit + 3671641) [0x7fff91c0c659]
      9  -[NSApplication _shouldTerminate] + 718 (AppKit + 3674735) [0x7fff91c0d26f]
      9  -[NSDocumentController(NSInternal) __closeAllDocumentsWithDelegate:shouldTerminateSelector:] + 291 (AppKit + 3675574) [0x7fff91c0d5b6]
      9  -[NSDocumentController(NSInternal) _closeAllDocumentsWithDelegate:shouldTerminateSelector:] + 1319 (AppKit + 3676932) [0x7fff91c0db04]
      9  __91-[NSDocumentController(NSInternal) _closeAllDocumentsWithDelegate:shouldTerminateSelector:]_block_invoke + 521 (AppKit + 3677884) [0x7fff91c0debc]
      9  -[NSApplication _docController:shouldTerminate:] + 69 (AppKit + 3678575) [0x7fff91c0e16f]
      9  ??? (Mail + 945476) [0x10ae87d44]
      9  ??? (Mail + 947248) [0x10ae88430]
      9  ??? (Mail + 949271) [0x10ae88c17]
      9  ??? (Mail + 947248) [0x10ae88430]
      9  ??? (Mail + 950262) [0x10ae88ff6]
      9  -[NSWindow _close] + 376 (AppKit + 2825126) [0x7fff91b3dba6]
      9  __18-[NSWindow _close]_block_invoke + 182 (AppKit + 2825380) [0x7fff91b3dca4]
      9  -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:userInfo:] + 66 (Foundation + 31185) [0x7fff9a5959d1]
      9  _CFXNotificationPost + 3140 (CoreFoundation + 67124) [0x7fff8f801634]
      9  __CFNOTIFICATIONCENTER_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_AN_OBSERVER__ + 12 (CoreFoundation + 1180764) [0x7fff8f91145c]
      9  ??? (Mail + 950630) [0x10ae89166]
      9  ??? (Mail + 952669) [0x10ae8995d]
      9  -[NSOperationQueue waitUntilAllOperationsAreFinished] + 254 (Foundation + 839012) [0x7fff9a65ad64]
      9  -[__NSOperationInternal _waitUntilFinished:] + 131 (Foundation + 941214) [0x7fff9a673c9e]
      9  __psynch_cvwait + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib + 90422) [0x7fff8f6e9136]
     *9  psynch_cvcontinue + 0 (pthread + 26908) [0xffffff7f80f1291c]
    
    
    Process:         Mail [479]
    Path:            /Applications/Mail.app/Contents/MacOS/Mail
    Architecture:    x86_64
    Parent:          launchd [1]
    UID:             501
    Sudden Term:     Dirty
    Task size:       20510 pages
    CPU Time:        0.004s
    Note:            Unresponsive for 138 seconds before sampling
    Note:            1 idle work queue threads omitted
    
    The full thing was way too long to post here.
     
  2. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

    8Apples

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    #2
    Ok, I would be happy if someone could just easily explain to me the best way to completely reset the Mail app, without losing too much of my stuff. All my mail is setup as imap, so all the mail is located on the server. I could just re-download it all though that is less than optimal. I just really need to be able to use my email on my computer.

    8Apples
     
  3. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

    8Apples

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    #3
    Solved... I think.

    Well, I totally reset my Keychain access. I opened the Keychain app, Selected File -> Preferences -> and in the first tab/box it says reset keychain. That is what I did. I had to re-enter all my passwords and setup my outgoing servers again, but this seems to have helped a lot. I didn't have to do anything else. I hope this helps someone else struggling with the same thing!

    8Apples
     
  4. corvustheraven macrumors newbie

    corvustheraven

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    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    #4
    If it doesn't work as a long-term solution, you may want to copy the plist.preference file within the Library for mail.app as a backup of preferences, and then use the MAC OS X install DVD or partition to reinstall Mail.app, which will install a new copy and purge the existing one.
     
  5. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

    8Apples

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    #5
    Thanks for this info! It actually was only a temporary solution. Going to have to completely get rid of all Mail preferences and try to get this fixed. This has been going on for a week now, and I simply don't have time to mess around with it. Quite frustrated... I'm thinking I may just install Mozilla Thunderbird.

    8Apples
     
  6. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

    8Apples

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    #6
    Ok, kind of perturbed. I removed: ~/Liibrary/Mail as well as: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist and it is still broken. Thunderbird is installed and running in it's place except for my iCloud account. I guess that is the way it will be till Apple fixes it. Seems to stem from one of their updates and now it is a real mess.

    8Apples
     
  7. 8Apples thread starter macrumors member

    8Apples

    Joined:
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    #7
    Ok, I still need help, I cannot even configure Mail app to check my iCloud account. It is totally broken. I have moved my other three accounts to Thunderbird, but cannot figure out how to get iCloud to work with Thunderbird. I would like to have the Mail app fixed because there are a few things that I have really grown to like about it... auto recognition of what language I'm typing in for one.

    8Apples.
     

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