1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 9:24 PM by terriergal
terriergal Level 1 Level 1
expertise.iphone
iPhone

My mail preferences suddenly decided they don't want me to make any changes anymore.

 

I just noticed tonight, but I haven't bothered with any prefs for some time.  Probably a few months, so who knows.  When I try to access preferences now, I get the little rainbow whirligig and mail is completely locked. I have to force quit Mail.

 

I can use Mail normally otherwise.


MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by terriergal on Dec 7, 2012 9:24 PM Solved

On another thread I found someone suggesting it's a problem with Keychain so I am running Keychain access/Keychain first aid... and now IT is not responding.  Sigh.

 

 

(later)

So after force quitting keychain first aid Keychain Access would completely hang on open.  So what I did was blow away the entire set of keychain plist files and restart keychain.  BINGO, worked just fine (had to reenter a password or two) and now mail preferences opens.

  • terriergal Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    On another thread I found someone suggesting it's a problem with Keychain so I am running Keychain access/Keychain first aid... and now IT is not responding.  Sigh.

     

     

    (later)

    So after force quitting keychain first aid Keychain Access would completely hang on open.  So what I did was blow away the entire set of keychain plist files and restart keychain.  BINGO, worked just fine (had to reenter a password or two) and now mail preferences opens.