Mail Oddity

Discussion in 'Apple' started by TaliesinSoft, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. TaliesinSoft

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    I have been a long, long time user of Apple Mail and a couple days ago
    things went wonky. I couldn't receive or send any mail and I couldn't
    force quit Mail. After quite a few frustrating hours I lugged my iMac
    to the Genius Bar at a local Apple store. The genius first ran a
    diagnostic program, one that I had never encountered and one that I'm
    assuming is new. Then doing quite a few things, things I couldn't
    follow, he got Mail to work. An interesting thing is that some of the
    interface features are different than the Mail I was running, a version
    which I assume to have been the latest as I run Software Update about
    once every other day. The current version, the one installed by the
    genius, is 6.0 (1485). Unfortunately I have no record what the
    preceding version was. Anyhowz, all is now well. At first, when I got
    home, I was quite concerned as there were some 47,000 files in my
    trash. I performed a SuperDuper! backup and then deleted the trash.
    Afterwards I did some checking at it appears that all of my saved
    messages, which date back to 2000, are indeed still there. This has
    been an interesting experience with a happy ending!
    TaliesinSoft, Aug 23, 2012
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  2. Are you running Mountain Lion? I have version 5.2, running Lion

    -- Michelle
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 23, 2012
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  3. TaliesinSoft

    dorayme Guest

    Sometimes, doing nothing and coming back later works! It is sometimes
    the case that server people are fiddling about on a mail server or it
    is down. One of my domain hosts sometimes changes passwords without
    telling me. It always amazes me. It would never happen on the planet I
    come from.
    dorayme, Aug 23, 2012
  4. TaliesinSoft

    TaliesinSoft Guest

    Yup, I'm runnning Mountain Lion.
    TaliesinSoft, Aug 23, 2012
  5. TaliesinSoft

    John Young Guest

    I'm on ML everything on my Mac Is up to date. Mail is v6 (1486).
    John Young, Aug 23, 2012
  6. It may be that he changed the preferences on Mail (either accidentally
    or on purpose) so that it _looks_ different, but is still the same
    piece of software.
    Doug Anderson, Aug 23, 2012
  7. TaliesinSoft

    Alan Browne Guest

    Is that under ML or L?

    Probably not related, but whenever I notice mail slowing down (less than
    1 / yr.) I do:

    Quit Mail (in your case, re-start after making sure Mail
    is not loaded at start in your Login prefs).

    sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuum

    Restart Mail.

    That at least makes it immediately snappy quick.

    May not apply to your issue, however.

    I'm still on 5.1 (1278) under ML.
    Alan Browne, Aug 23, 2012
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