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    Mail help
    Hello all,

    Lately I have been having a problem with my mail not letting my MBP shut down. The mail app is closed but it still says something like "can't shut down because of mail".

    Running mountain lion 10.8.4..

    Any suggestions as to why it is doing this?

    Thanks,
    Flu

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    This has been an ongoing problem with Mail.

    Only suggestion I can make is to "quit" mail, not just close it, prior to shutting down.
    And half the time it seems, I need to force quit it.

    And I only shut down/restart my machines maybe once every 2-3 months.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    This has been an ongoing problem with Mail.

    Only suggestion I can make is to "quit" mail, not just close it, prior to shutting down.
    And half the time it seems, I need to force quit it.

    And I only shut down/restart my machines maybe once every 2-3 months.

    ok thanks. I do quit mail, and it still does this.

    The only reason I shut mine down is I drive a lot. I know I don't need to, but I guess it's just a habit.

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    Open your Mail preferences, click on the General Tab. Take a look at the option which says "Check for new messages". Make sure you set that to "Manually" otherwise the Mail app is going to be constantly (depends on the interval you set) trying to access your ISP to check and download mail. That alone will cause the Mail app not to shut down.

    I have mine set to manually and have never had a problem with Mail not shutting down.

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    In addition to the excellent advice already offered:

    sometimes I've found Mail will not shut down if you have recently attached a file, folder or maybe photos from iPhoto. In that circumstance, which I acknowledge may be different from your own, Mail says it cannot shutdown because the attached "whatever" is still in use. The solution is to close down iPhoto or whatever the source attachment came from. It doesn't happen with me that often, but is a real bind when it does.

    I offer this in low expectation that it solves your problem, but worth checking out.

    Ian

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I did have a couple missed FaceTime calls open. I cleared those. Hopefully that does the trick.
    Just shut down with no issues....we'll see...

    Thanks again...
    Flu

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