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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Nov 05, 2008
    OS 10.4.11
    Cannot quit Mail program unless I Force it.
    Some time back I received a LONG Email message and hit Delete while it was downloading (A mistake). However the message heading still remains in the IN box even though I cannot open it. Now when I hit DELETE I get a spinning wheel that goes on forever but never deletes it. My problem is: I cannot quit Mail unless I Force Quit. Otherwise the Mail symbol in the bar is shaded dark blue. I suspect that long message is lurking somewhere in my system. Thanks.

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    brianwmay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Doncaster, UK
    MBP, iPad 2 64, 2 x iPod Touch, MBA, 2 x iPhone 3g
    I was just about to start a thread . . .
    I was going to ask if anyone else is having problems with Mail NOT quitting when selected.

    On quite a few occasions when I've selected Shut Down for the computer, it hasn't and it turned out to be Mail doing it (Google IMAP if it matters).

    It generated error messages which have all said 'Hang' as the problem. I've had to Force Quit to get a shutdown.

    Is anyone else getting this?

    OS X (10.5.5)
    Mac Junkie
    - MacBook Pro 2.4, 500Gb, 4Gb
    - MacBook Air (wife's), - iPad 2 64Gb
    - 2 x iPod Touch 32Gb and iPhones 3GS 32Gb

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    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    To either of you, try re-posting your issue under the (suggested) heading 'Where does Mail (v xyz) store its In mail?'; or 'how can I get to an Inward mail item to delete it?'

    I suspect the answer is User > Library > Mail but then how and with what (other then Mail itself) to open the mbox contents to get to the item you think is causing the problem is the thrust of the question.

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