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Resolving Mail Problems after macOS 10.14 Update
  1. Resolving Mail Problems After OS X 10.10.4 Update
  2. 3. My Mac Mail Plugins are not Working. How to fix-it?
  3. Fix Mac Mail Problems With These Troubleshooting Guides
  4. Common issues with Apple Mail - Media Temple

There can be quite a few reasons for an application to fail to launch, but the most likely cause, if you're running OS X Yosemite or earlier, is a disk permissions error.

Resolving Mail Problems After OS X 10.10.4 Update

Disk permissions are flags set for each item in the file system. They define whether an item can be read, written to, or executed. Permissions are initially set when you install an application, such as Safari. The result may be a bouncing Dock icon, as you mentioned, and an application that never finishes launching. Other times an application may appear to launch normally, but then some part of it fails to work, usually a plug-in that the application uses.

Besides file permissions, there is the possibility of an apps preference files being the source for an app that is acting wonky and not starting up or working correctly. No matter which is the cause, these tips should help you fix the problem. As mentioned above, a common problem found in the earlier versions of OS X is the file permissions being set incorrectly. This can happen whenever you install a new app, update an app, or upgrade your copy of OS X. All it takes is the installer to be coded incorrectly, and an app's permissions can be set incorrectly.

You could install a new photo editing app, and it could accidentally set the permissions on a folder shared by another app incorrectly, causing the dreaded bouncing Dock icon or an app simply failing to start or work. The first thing to try in this situation is to repair disk permissions. The other set of file permissions you may want to check are those associated with your user account. However, some apps are placed in the user folder, so your user folder may also contain the preference files used by an application.

You can find details on fixing user account permissions in the Mac Troubleshooting: Reset User Account Permissions guide. As a result, file permission issues should no longer be a concern as the cause for an app not working. One step to take is to visit the website of the app developer and see if there are any notes about compatibility with the version of OS X you're using or any known incompatibilities with other apps or services you may be using. In many cases, updating the affected app can cure the problem you're having with an app not starting or not working correctly.

The other common cause of an app not working is a corrupt file used by the app in question.

3. My Mac Mail Plugins are not Working. How to fix-it?

In many cases, the most likely candidate for a corrupt file is the app's preference file, also known as a plist. Plist files can become corrupt when your Mac shuts down or restarts unexpectedly, or an app freezes or crashes. Luckily, you can delete a bad preference file and the app will create a new plist file that contains all of the app's defaults.

You'll need to reconfigure the app's preferences, but it's likely that deleting the preference file will fix the issue.

Fix Mac Mail Problems With These Troubleshooting Guides

The Preferences folder contains all of the plist files for each app installed on your Mac. It also contains quite a few other files, but the only ones we're interested in are ones that end with. Stop removing them if the crashes stop. Once the crashes do stop, try adding your email accounts back one-at-a-time or until the crashes resume. If this does occur then you will find the account that is the culprit.

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Common issues with Apple Mail - Media Temple

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