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OS 10.5.8 Can't access Prefs, Reply or Create New Messages

Mail has suddenly stopped responding to just about any action like new, reply, preferences etc. It will still receive new email but nothing much else.
When trying to access these actions, nothing happens - no window, nothing apart from a brief flash of "File" being highlighted. Most recent change has been to install latest OS security patch but it wasn't working before this anyway.

any thoughts anyone?

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Have you tried repairing permissions?

if not, give it a try.

The other alternative, somewhat drastic and will involve reconfiguring your Mail settings, is to trash the Mail preference file.

Do the permissions thing first


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Not Mail at All - Hardware hiccup

Discovered that somehow New Message etc windows were being lost to 2nd screen running off macbook but not visible. Looks like the window address was lost in no-man's-land. when i removed the screen the macbook defaulted back to single screen mode and the New window became visible. No idea how it got like that but its solved nonetheless.

thx for the tip though

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I think I saw Mac Mail as a download on the Apple site. If so then download and install.

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