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Mail hangs with Leopard 10.5

Posted in Mac by fernieville on January 31, 2008 logoHas anyone noticed how much Mail hangs with Leopard? I have three imap accounts, and somehow Google just hangs, constantly circling around as if downloading new msgs. And if I say “delete” this msg, and move to read my .Mac msgs, it reappears when I return! The synchronization of the imap account with Google is so slow that I have to wait a minute or so for it talk to Google and delete.

The odd thing is that it’s not completely incapacitated when it hangs…only hanging to emails coming in and going out. I can still read msgs, but I have to quit to send something out or get new ones. When it does hang I can’t just say Quit; I have to Force Quit. This is annoying and I hope that 10.5.2 fixes it.

Any suggestions or fixes for this?

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  1. Chris Gilbert said, on June 7, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Hi there,

    Yes, I’ve had this problem too, and it’s very irritating. It looks like it could be related to a bug, when trying to access a .mac server when you have an account enabled. It’s fairly serious, but unfortunately not fixed by 10.5.3 it seems 😦

    I found the following solution at:

    If you delete (or probably more safely, rename) the file ~/Library/Preferences/ that might fix the problem. I’ve just done it, and Mail seems to be more responsive already. Or it could just be me imagining it! That’s the Library under your user home directory by the way, not the system Library.

    Hope this helps.



  2. fernieville said, on June 7, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Yup, that worked for me too. I had forgotten to update this post…thanks!

  3. Stuff About Life said, on February 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Just wanted to point out that this file does not seem to be present in Snow Leopard. 🙂

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