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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import System 10.4
Tiger only hintAfter upgrading to Tiger 10.4, I opened Mail and saw no messages. I could see all my accounts and folders but no messages and I could not check for new mail. Furthermore, quitting Mail would not work, though the application did not hang.

I decided that the third-party plugin HTTPMail Plug-In (for checking Hotmail accounts) might be the culprit. Sure enough, when I upgraded to the latest Tiger-safe version and force-restarted Mail, a window immediately came up telling me that Mail would convert my mailboxes to the new 2.0 format.

[robg adds: As a general rule, disable all plug-ins when doing a major upgrade such as this -- Safari, iPhoto, and Mail all have a number of plug-ins available, for instance. If you don't have a known Tiger-safe version, disable them prior to installing 10.4 via an Upgrade install.]
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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: teamloco on May 20, '05 11:13:18AM

The first time I opened Mail after upgrading to 10.4.1, I received a pop-up box stating "Mail has disabled certain bundles that are incompatible" or something to that effect. This was with the most recent version of HTTPMail for 10.4.

All my messages were still there; none were removed or altered; but Mail simply refused to let me use HTTPMail.

Anybody else get this?



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: Mitchell on May 20, '05 11:19:26AM

I received the error message only after I did an "Archive and Install".. the Upgrade Install reprodiuces the behaviour in the original post



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: smsm1 on May 20, '05 11:20:31AM

Yes I got this as well. There is an extra update out 1.45.

I seen somewhere that Mail bundles are not supported by apple.

Every time Apple updates Mail, HTTPMail plugin will need to be updated from now on as far as I'm aware.



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: jh2112 on May 20, '05 04:59:29PM

i got this, but when i reinstalled the Tiger plugin it worked again :)



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: dvottero on May 20, '05 07:58:08PM

Apple disabled third-party plug-ins in Mail 2.0.1. Here's how I fixed HTTPMail. It will probably work for Growl, and GPGMail, too.

1. Quit Mail.
2. On the terminal, run 'defaults write com.apple.mail EnableBundles 1' without the quotes.
3. Start Mail.
4. Quit Mail.
5. Rename ~/Library/Mail/Bundles (Disabled) to just Bundles, or reinstall the plug-in. I had the best luck reinstalling the plug-in.
6. Start Mail.

Works like a charm.



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: powerbookg3user0 on May 20, '05 10:31:21PM

Sometimes using "2" instead of "1" for your number two works for people.

---
Takumi Murayama



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: Herve5 on May 22, '05 09:58:29AM

why not using MacFreePOPs instead of this plugin?
- this will work with any email application, not only Mail
- this will give you a POP equivalent for almost *all* webmails in the world...

Hervé



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: diamondsw on May 20, '05 11:38:03PM

This may have nothing to do with HTTPMail - I've never used a Mail plugin, and I'm having the same problem. I have thousands of messages - several entire mailboxes - that will not show up. The mail is there (and can be opened directly from the "Messages" folder), but Mail will not show it. When I get new mail, I've seen it disappear right before my eyes.

Tiger has been nothing but a disaster for me. And to think I did things the "safe" way, waiting until 10.4.1, repairing the disk and permissions, doing an archive and install and not migrating anything, and it's just a complete cluster----. I've never had such incredible problems.



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: deleted_user12 on May 21, '05 05:29:14AM

Did you have the problems after running 10.4.1. ? I did an Archive & Install of Tiger, and experienced a very smooth transition. Nothing problematic occurred. And I had years of mailboxes in Mail 1.0.

It was only after running the 10.4.1. installer via the Software update, that I had problems with Mail: messages not being shown (while they were there - you can even see the number of unread messages and all; or access them from the Library/folder). Mail 2.0 was also incredibly slow at Quitting.
After trying several things (importing, deleting pref.; even deleting my v-card; nothing worked), I decided to run the 10.4.1. installer again, but now as a standalone download. And this really worked: I repaired permissions, restarted in safe mode, ran the standalone installer (and strangely enough, it ran again), restarted again, repaired permissions, restarted and opened mail: everything normail again.

That worked for me, so I'm happily busy with Mail 2.0.1. now.
Hope it helps for you.



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10.4: Old HTTPMail Plug-In prevents Mail import
Authored by: diamondsw on May 23, '05 03:06:57AM

I really appreciate the tips; however I waited until 10.4.1 was released to upgrade at all, and used the standalone updater (not Software Update). Interesting to see that perhaps all of this madness began with 10.4.1, not 10.4...

I actually downgraded to 10.3.9 and lost my last week's worth of mail (and time, for that matter).



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