8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2006 8:12 PM by Tamara Lyke
Tamara Lyke Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
I keep clicking on the Mail icon but nothing is happening. When I look below it on the dock the little arrow is there to indicate that the program is open but when I click on it nothing happens. NO spinning wheel, it doesn't pop open nothing. When I go to Force Quit mail is listed but it's not listed as not responding.

Powerbook G4 17 inch, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,555 points)
    Tamara,

    When you click on the Icon in the Dock, what is seen in the upper left side, in the Menubar, beside the Apple Icon? What Application name?

    Are you on 10.4.7, or have you updated but not changed your Profile?

    Ernie
  • Chris Harwood Level 4 Level 4 (1,335 points)
    Hi Tamara

    I would drag the icon from dock

    Open Force Quit - Select Mail and click on the Force Quit button

    Close all applications and do a Restart

    Try starting Mail from the Application folder direct

    If it works then drag it to the dock to put the icon back

    Chris
  • Tamara Lyke Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    I tried dragging the icon out of the dock but it won't work. It keeps going back to the dock. Also even though I've used force quit to quit Mail but when I look in the dock it still has the triangle underneath it. So I go to Force Quit again and its still listed as being an open. I'm actually running Mac OS X 10.4.8
  • Tamara Lyke Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    I tried restarting but it keeps saying mirroragent will not quit and go to apple icon and hit force quit only when i click on the blue apple nothing happens. What is going on here? Have I broken my computer? Also I had been having problems with Mail earlier and in a previous post someone suggested I delete >com.apple.mail.plist. Which I have done? Was this a bad idea? If I restore that will Mail work again?
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)
    Hi Tamara

    Mirroragent is the thing that synchronises your mac with idisk - you'd normally see this message about it not quitting if your mac is in the process of syncing.

    If you've given it long enough to complete it's task & it still won't force quit, then the only way to stop the process might be be to open Activity Monitor - highlight the mirroragent process & click the Quit Process button, then choose force quit.
  • Chris Harwood Level 4 Level 4 (1,335 points)
    I tried restarting but it keeps saying mirroragent
    will not quit and go to apple icon and hit force quit
    only when i click on the blue apple nothing happens.


    Just to be clear the drop down menu under the blue apple does not appear is that correct?

    Also if you click and hold the icon in the dock do you see a menu?

    What is going on here? Have I broken my computer?
    Also I had been having problems with Mail earlier and
    in a previous post someone suggested I delete
    com.apple.mail.plist. Which I have done? Was this a

    bad idea? If I restore that will Mail work again?


    No the preferences list should have been remade when Mail started again it would need setting to your requirements but not cause this problem

    How much can you do with the machine are other apps working and can you quit them OK

    Chris
  • DavidI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hello everyone - never used this before so I don't know quite where it will arrive - BUT, HELP - my Mail program just will not load - I press the icon in the sidebar and it just hops and that's it! I hold the menue open and click 'open' and the same, just one frustrating hop. I did notice yesterday something odd - some mail in had one subject, and then when I opened it, it was the content from another sender. Have updated to 10.4.8 in the last week. My summary comment as simply 'aaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!!!' - and I have so much in various mailboxes which I need to access on a regular basis.

    Any ideas for a new boy who is somewhat challenged tech-wise????

    Thanks

    DavidI
  • Tamara Lyke Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    Other apps are sorta kinda working but not really. Other apps keep having the rainbow wheel pop up too. Right now I'm on my Gateway. And I've just closed the Powerbook. Any suggestions on what I should do when I open it back up?