Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 7:29 PM (in response to luba petrusha)
Good news Luba. Thanks for letting me know. I'm hoping my subsequent upgrade to the new 27" iMac, plus a couple of OS updates since the problem, makes the problem history.
I really should change that user name of mine!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to bmaiberger)
bmaiberger, yeah, I'm not sure the suggested fix I originally suggested fixed mine .. it may have just been a coincidence that my OUtbox emptied after that.
I've not done any extensive testing, but my Outbox still accumulates occasionally, ie. doesn't send the messages, until I quit Mail and relaunch. That's despite since updating to the new 27" iMac, 32GB RAM, Fusion, etc ... previously I thought that perhaps it had something to do with insufficient processing capacity on my 5+ year old MacBook Pro. At least now if I quit Mail and relaunch, it's quick, so although the bug remains, it's not so much of a problem for me.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to Richard Reilly)
Bingo, Richard Reilly!
As soon as I de-selected Mail from the iCloud panel in System Prefs, my outbound IMAP accounts began firing away outbound emails like a charm. Thank God it was something so simple.
As an FYI to anyone who's been on the phone with their webhost about the problem:
On their end, the issue appears to be a massive number of timeouts and connection attempts. It's not you or Mail creating the problem---the cloud is, continually banging away at your server, trying to connect (to the tune of thousands of attempts in a single day sometimes). That's too much for most servers---I'm on a VPS and even then, it was kicking the **** out of the machine.
De-select the Mail option in your iCloud panel first. If that doesn't do the trick, then call your webhost.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 9:40 AM (in response to Bo-E)
I had the same problem of unsent emails collecting in the Outbox, and Richard Reilly's tip did the job perfectly and easily. I just deselected Mail from iCloud and everything whizzed away, and still does. So simple. Thanks, Richard Reilly.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2013 10:19 AM (in response to Bo-E)
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