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...
Move this file to the Desktop...
If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...
Note, in 10.5 & up /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/ may or may not exist.
Thanks for your suggestions.
When I clicked on Repair Permissions, it returned an error.
What folder & file would I then move to the desktop?
Where do I find the 2 users files:
Sorry, I'm such a "black thumb" with this stuff.
Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4: Disk Utility shows a "No Valid Packages" alert...
About the Archive and Install feature, which can give you a new OS, yet preserve your files and settings if you have enough room on your HD...
The indicated file "BaseSystem.pkg" is still in the appropriate place.
Is it possible that the file is corrupted? Could I trash it and copy an old one from a recent backup?
Can I just delete MAIL and reinstall it from the original install discs?
This is getting confusing.
Thanks for your continuing time!
You should be able to do either, but if you do a Get Info on that file, does it have strange rights or something?
The Safe Boot worked?
Rather than just replace Mail, I think I'd do an A&I.
Archive & Install, which gives you a new/old OS, but can preserve all your files, pics, music, settings, etc., as long as you have plenty of free disk space and no Disk corruption, and is relatively quick & painless...
Just be sure to select Preserve Users & Settings.
I can't find the appropriate category but here is my problem anyway. Apple mail opens whenever I hit the "contact us" link on a web site. I don't use Apple mail and don't want to. I've tried uninstalling "mail" but now I get a window asking me to sign up when I click contact us. I use Lion and gmail. HOW do I escape from this??
Funny thing is the setting for what happens when you click on an eMail link is only settable once you setup Mail.
There maybe workarounds but I'd start a new question & post what OSX version & Mac you have...