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Apple Mail keeps crashing while typing a draft.

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Dec 26, 2012 8:10 AM

My Apple Mail keeps crashing while typing a draft.  The "wheel" comes up after a few minutes of typing and then Mail crashes.

 

Any ideas?  I am on 10.5.8 of Mac OS X on a MacBook.

 

Thanks.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Dec 26, 2012 9:55 AM (in response to dagatston)

    Not certain, but this can fix myriad Mail problems...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup),  it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go, run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, then move this folder & file to the Desktop.

     

    Move this Folder to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/

     

    Move this file to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index

     

    Reboot.

     

    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.backup

     

    Note, in 10.5 & up /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/ may or may not exist.

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