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Mountain Lion mail send problem

10316 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 10:19 AM by Eric Root RSS
  • luba petrusha Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Jan 1, 2013 8:42 PM (in response to slugdog)

    Slugdog--your solution worked for me--after I shut down and re-opened Mail.  Thanks!   It's a Xmas miracle!

  • slugdog Calculating status...
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    Jan 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!!

  • bmaiberger Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to slugdog)

    Slugdog, just tried that on my Mail program. Didn't do anything. Outbox still stuck.

  • slugdog Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Jan 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.

  • hichens Calculating status...
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    Mar 13, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to Bo-E)

    For me it worked as soon as i deselected "use only this server" on my hotmail account. After that all other accounts started sending and recieving as usual.

  • paperqueen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 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.

  • bluecat10 Calculating status...
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    Jul 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.

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