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MAIL WILL NOT QUIT

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JDix.420 Calculating status...
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Feb 7, 2011 5:14 PM
My Mail app will not quit. The "quit mail" is grey, and I have tried to force quit many times. This app will NOT quit. I have deleted both of my email accounts on Mail, and now it won't let me add a new account... Please help!!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Crystal Phalanx Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
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    Feb 7, 2011 5:36 PM (in response to JDix.420)
    open the 'Terminal' app and type "killall Mail". Once it is quit, try dragging com.apple.mail.plist to the desktop and relaunching it.
    Mac OS X (10.6.6), Macbook 4.1 (mid-2008) dual boot Linux
  • CocoLauter Calculating status...
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    Apr 15, 2011 5:46 PM (in response to JDix.420)
    Hi - Is there a similar command I can use to make my Text Edit app quit? (I tried "killall Text Edit," but nothing happened. It was worth a try!)

    Like this person's Mail app, I get a greyed out "quit Text Edit." My computer won't shut down using the drop down menu, as a result; I have to manually shut it down. Thanks!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • rcastelnuovo Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to JDix.420)

    This seems to be a common problem. Generally speaking, either Force-Quit or killall is NOT a good way to quit a program, especially a native Apple program. But my Mail will NEVER quit (I am using 10.8.2) unless I force, and of course this will stop the shutdown procedure, which is annoying enough.

    My impression is that 10.8 was released too early - there are interesting features, but if SW does not work...

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