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Mac Mail crashing

10.3.9 G4 mail crashes sometimes when attempting to open or delete mail. I reduced my inbox from 2800 to 800 when I lost all of my mail from 1 of 4 accounts

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(NT) All mail or just a particular email?

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Mac Mail crashing

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It seems that messages with attachments cause Mac Mail to quit when I attampt to open or delete. Some messages with attachments do open however. I am using G4 desktop OSx 10.3.9

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(NT) Any particular type of attachment?

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Mac Mail crashing

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The mail program still works. certain e-mails with attachments (I don't know what type of attachments) cause Mail to crash when I attempt to open or delete. I also have had problems with Safari crashing. It got so bad that I started using Firefox instead. I am backing everything to try Archive & Install.

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Mac Mail AND Safari crashing!!!

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My Mac Mail (3.6) began crashing about 4 weeks ago every time I tried to open any e-mail with an attachment or when I wrote a new e-mail and tried to add an attachment. Also, when I try to open Safari 4.0.2, it crashes, too. I've got a Dual 2 GHz Power PC G5 with 4.5 GB DDR SDRAM with Version 10.5.7. I ran Disk Utility, but nothing was indicated as being wrong. Also, ran TechToolPro 5, which found nothing wrong.

If anyone has suggestions, I'd greatly appreciate hearing from you -- this is extremely frustrating!

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(NT) you might try an Archive and Install

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Tried Archive and Install: no change

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Thanks, but I performed an Archive and Install, and even installed a new version of Safari, but it didn't make any difference. I hoped the latest update to OS 10.5.8 would make a difference, would help, but it didn't. Any other ideas?

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