Mac Mail Question - Help!

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  1. Xicculus

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    I tried sending a file to a friend today and only after I hit send did I realize that the file is 250 mb's, and my Mail has been trying to upload it all day, and keeps crashing.

    How do I cancel the upload? When I open the Mail program I get the round circle of death and can't open anything or do anything (or so it seems) and now my mail is stuck.

    Help!
     
  2. violator

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    try bringing up the activity monitor by pressing command-zero when the program launches... then if you're able to, press stop on everything.

    if you can't do that, i would suggest maybe deleting Mail's preferences.
     
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    Check ~/Library/Mail and look for your Outbox (sometimes its in Mailboxes). Quick Mail and delete anything in the Outbox directories
     
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    How would I do that? The activity monitor is not stopping even though I'm pressing all the stop signs, and when I try to delete the message in the outbox it just keeps coming back, like it doesn't want to leave.

    Help!
     
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    When I did that it opened the Mail program again and jammed things up for a while. Any other suggestions?
     
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    I meant "Quit mail and delete the files". If Mail.app wasn't running, I'm not sure why touching files in ~/Library/Mail would start it up again...
     
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    I tried it again: Went to Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Outbox.mbox to delete everything in there.

    Again when I clicked outbox, Mail started up and slows everything down. Mail was most definitely not running before I clicked on Outbox.mbox

    Is there any other way for me to clear my outbox and get rid of this huge fucking file that has basically killed my Mail program?
     
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    Are you double-clicking the file? Just drag the thing to the trash
     
  9. Xicculus

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    then what do I use for an outbox after that?

    my mail has been jammed all week, i cant figure this out.
     
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    disconnect it from the web and try opening up mail then deleteing it?
     
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    That didnt work either, mail would just crash and turn itself off.

    I deleted the outbox, and got my mail back to work... but do i need to creat a new outbox in the same folder?
     
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    I think it should create a new outbox automatically, next time you send email if it isn't there already.
     
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    It did. This is a pretty smart program :bowdown:
     
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    Uh, the outbox is just a temporary place to put messages that haven't been sent. It will just be recreated.
     

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