4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2009 10:13 AM by elko
Matthew Carter3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I have a problem with my iBook (but not with my iMac or iPhone). I can no longer send or receive .mac e-mails from the iBook, but can still send and receive mails from my POP account. I have no problem on the iMac or iPhone.

Every now and again I get the following message:

+Mail has undone actions on some messages so that you can redo the actions while online. Mail has saved other messages in mailbox “On My Mac” in “On My Mac” so that you can complete the actions while online.+

+Additional information: The connection to the server “mail.mac.com” on port 993 timed out.+

All the while a message I tried to send last week, is gradually filling up the draft file. Up to 14 now, though I delete them every so often. Anyone got any ideas?

G5 iMac 1.8GHz; iBook G4 1.42GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • elko Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    try repairing permissions
    HD>applications>utilitites>disk utility
  • Matthew Carter3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi Elko

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I have already tried that. The problem persists. The mail that cannot be sent seems to be blocking the entire system... and slowing down the rest of the computer. No matter how many times I delete the message from the draft mailbox, it remains in the system.

    For the time being I've force quit Mail and am accessing messages via Mobile Me over the web.
  • Matthew Carter3 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    No sure what I've done (basically deleting stuff) but the problem has been solved, though all my mailboxes has disappeared.
  • elko Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    sounds like you need to rebuild your mailboxes. there's a link in the apple pages (not this forum) that tells you how to do it. I'll look for it when I get home from work if you can't find it.