Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Workaround for a stuck outbound Mail message Apps
A few times I have had an outgoing message stuck in my outbox that tries to send everytime I launch the Mail.app. It would sit there and try and try and not let me do anything, so all I could do was force quit the program. I finally figured out how to work around this.

I navigated to ~/Library -> Mail -> Mailboxes and control clicked on the Outbox.mbox file and selected "Show Package Contents." I then moved the file named 'mbox' out of that window and to my desktop (or trash if I did not need it). Then I could launch Mail and actually make a change to prefs or whatever I needed to do.
    •    
  • Currently 3.00 / 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  (2 votes cast)
 
[13,272 views]  

Workaround for a stuck outbound Mail message | 1 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Workaround for a stuck outbound Mail message' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
bad mime attachments
Authored by: sr105 on Feb 03, '05 11:18:39AM

Thanks for the hint. It helped me to get unstuck. However, Mail immediately locked up again when I tried to re-compose and send the message. I had grabbed some images off of ebay which have weird names. Apparently, Mail is choking on these names. After renaming my pictures to "1.jpg" and so on, no more problems.

Ebay filename: 3429756;23232fp63=ot>2339=;__=443=XROQDF>23237579;8894ot1lsi

Thanks,

R.



[ Reply to This | # ]