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mail 4.6 cannot delete message

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May 2, 2013 5:02 AM

Every time I open Mail 4.6, using OSX 10.6.8, an apparent draft message keeps opening.

 

It has a drop down dialog box titled

'Cannot send message using the server (null)"

 

I then delete the message  but it re-appears next time I open the Mail programme, with exactly the same situation.

 

The original message I received came from an email from a Facebook Group, which seemed to auto generate an email.

 

Can anyone advise me as I have tried a range of different options to prevent this problem happening.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Freesh

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 GB SDRAM
  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    May 2, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to freesh)

    freesh,

    Try going to Mail preferences>mailbox behaviors tab and unclicking the save drafts to the server. If the message is in your draft box, try highting it and right (control) clicking it, a drop down appear and select move then trash, it should move it to the trash then you can empty the trash mailbox.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    All the Best

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    May 2, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to freesh)

    Freesh,

     

    This does'nt really sound like an Apple problem as much as a FB thing, you cam mark it as Junk, set it as spam with your ISP mail provider if they have a filter, or check the preferences on FB and see if there is some way to have the group dis-associate wiyh your profile. I do not use FB, because of this exact pervasive kind of thing that it seemed to generate, so I canceled out of it, after a very short time, and as thus I am not all that familiar with the workings. (re: drove me crazy with junk) Or as you suggested redo your acct. I don't think it is an OSX issue, and Mt Lion would probably not be the cure, of course stepping up Mt Lion would give you more features, if you decided to go that route.

     

    Being that I am not a FB user, maybe someone else on this forum could offer you more insight or a solution.

     

    Hope this helps some.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    May 3, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to freesh)

    freesh,

    No worries, as I have to extend the same apology to you.

     

    Instead of deleting the mail accts you can go to mail preferences>Accounts (account info tab) highlight the account to wish to disable in the sidebar on the left, Advanced tab and selelct disable this account. You can do this one at a time to locate the offending acct. After which you can then re-select enable for each account and not have to go thru resetting everything.

     

    Here are some links regarding your server null questions, if you google or bing or whichever search engine you prefer, you should find some reading.

     

    Hope this helps you.

     

     

    forums.macrumors.com › ... › Mac Basics and Help‎

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2668504?threadID=2668504

     

    Best,

    SJP

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,455 points)
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    May 3, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to freesh)

    If you suspect that you may need to reinstall Mail, do so through the 10.6.8 Combo updater.     

     

    Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 

     

    and follow with a software update to pick up any later updates.

     

    This normally cures any minor aberations in the system.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
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    May 3, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to freesh)

    Fresh,

    You run the update again, it should just overwrite the old one and cause no harm.

    SJP

  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,455 points)
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    May 3, 2013 12:05 PM (in response to freesh)

    Just re-run the update.  It won't do any harm.   If I remember correctly it does take 40 minutes or so but that's no great problem to resolve the situation.   And it may help in other ways, too.

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