New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Mac Mail Malfunction

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jun 01, 2008
Posts: 4
MacChris is on a distinguished road

MacChris is offline
I'm running OS X 10.5.2 and I am having problems with Mac Mail v3.2.. I'm having a recurring but intermittent problem with it crashing. When it happens my MacBook begins to make a tell tale noise that sounds like the hard drive winding up to high speed. By this time the program is unresponsive. Checking the process of Mail, in activity monitor, it is eating up about 60% of system resources and climbing. I force quit the process to kill it. Any ideas on how to remedy?
QUOTE Thanks

Soulwar's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 27, 2008
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 1,515
Soulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really nice
Mac Specs: iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5

Soulwar is offline

May want to start with updating to 10.5.3 There is quite a few fixes for various problems.
Afterwards, repair permissions with Disk Utility. (applications/utilities)

Look for corrupt preference files with Preferential Treatment. (if any are found, they can be deleted)
You can also try reinstalling Mail with Pacifist.

When all else fails, try everything!
The Rep System and you.
Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

June 2008

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Will my MacBook run World of Warcraft? | Help with Safari Toolbar Please. »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Running Windows on Mac rickmahmoud Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 7 02-16-2008 11:31 PM
Importing MS OE to Mac Mail EchoBeach OS X - Apps and Games 1 07-29-2007 05:42 PM
Mac Mail transfer to another Mac opus_az OS X - Apps and Games 4 07-15-2007 11:14 AM
Mac Mail airwalk331 OS X - Apps and Games 2 06-30-2007 12:55 AM
Questions about Mac Mini and Imac-how much power? markw10 Apple Desktops 3 08-22-2006 06:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?