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10.5: A solution for a possible iCal - Mail To Do issue Apps
Like many others, I've just installed Leopard on my computer and I've been very eager to try out all the nifty new features. I think I've discovered a bug as well as a work around -- so if the following happens to you, at least you will have a recovery mechanism until Apple fixes it.

I created a To Do item in iCal, then launched Mail, only to have it crash after about 20 seconds. I examined the crash report logs, and found an exception where Mail was attempting to assign a To Do to a non-To Do-enabled mailbox.

To fix the problem, I deleted the To Do item from my calendar and restarted Mail. In Mail's Preferences on the composing tab, there's a selector box that enables you to assign your To Dos to a particular email account. Mine was set to "Last Viewed Mailbox." I changed that to my dotMac account, and Mail has been stable since.

[robg adds: I can't confirm this one here as my mail is one thing that hasn't yet made the big migration.]
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10.5: A solution for a possible iCal - Mail To Do issue
Authored by: diamondsw on Nov 02, '07 08:46:24AM

Could someone please explain why tying To-Do's and Notes to a mail account is supposed to be a good thing? I just don't understand the benefit. Of course, I use POP exclusively to keep everything local to my computer, so maybe it just doesn't affect me.



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10.5: A solution for a possible iCal - Mail To Do issue
Authored by: houltmac on Nov 02, '07 11:31:27AM

I had an issue with this aswell, however my issue was slightly different.

I was creating to-do's in Mail (since appointments were coming through there) and then viewing them in iCal to assign them to a calendar. I could not however change the calendar any to-do's in Mail were created in. They seemed stuck in this odd "calendar" calendar. Creating them in iCal however allowed me to change the associated calendar in either iCal or Mail.

After a bit of poking around I found the same setting in Mail preferences (an odd place to put it if you ask me) and mine was set to "My .Mac Account". I changed this to "On my Mac" and I can now create to-do's anywhere and assign them to any calendar. Much more useful since I will never want to assign all of them to just one calendar when I have more than that.

I never had an issue with crashes however; this is worth note. I should also note that at the time my Gmail was still POP only, so the only email account set up in Mail (in that user account) was my .Mac mail (thus [perhaps] the default setting I had).



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10.5: A solution for a possible iCal - Mail To Do issue
Authored by: MartiNZ on Nov 05, '07 02:19:08AM

My only issue is that in Mail, there is no option to "Mail to do" - for that you have to go back to iCal. The identity crisis between the two apps is getting silly.



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