[Fixed] Mail crashes in Mountain Lion
If you have recently upgraded to Mountain Lion, then this might be the most immediate reason why your mail crashed when you attempted to start the latter. The problem appears as a pop window on your Mac screen saying –
“Upgrading your Mail database… This might take a few minutes”.
Despite the fact that the error message given above says the process of upgrading your mail database will take a few minutes, it takes forever, and leaves you startled giving rise several random questions and thoughts in your mind, such as – mail crashes in Mountain lion, what should I do now? My mail crashes after Mountain lion upgrade, so did it happen just because I upgraded to this version? How to fix the problem when mail crashes in Mountain Lion? There can be questions like this or variants of such ones, haunting you as time pass by and the problem remains unfixed.
The first thing you should do to troubleshoot when Mail crashes in Mountain Lion is to restart your Mac, and see if it makes any difference to the situation. In case your Mac starts freezing, then start it in safe boot, perform a random operation or two in there, and turn off the safe mode to turn your Mac on in normal mode, and see if the problem still persists. If it does, then you should download the recommended ready-made tool – MacKeeper. This tool is especially designed to address such problems without causing any harm to your computer.
If you already have this tool, then it has been turned off, and you just need to turn it on and launch it for a thorough scan, and you have done your bit. However, if you do not have this tool, you can download the tool by clicking on either of the two download buttons given on this page, and follow simple instructions.
Although, the best way to fix the problem is to use MacKeeper and address the issue using automated ways, some users still want to try their hand at fixing the problem manually. That’s why we are providing you with the manual steps to address the problems, for instance – if mail crashes in Mountain Lion, if mail crashes after Mountain Lion upgrade, or how to fix the problem when mail crashes in Mountain Lion, for that matter.
Follow these manual steps to answer what to do when mail crashes in Mountain Lion –
• You have got to force Quit Mail
• Then, open Finder
• Go > Go to Folder
• Then, type in “~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData” (no quotes)
• There are three files that start with “Envelopes,” delete them
• Now, re-open the mail to see if works fine now.
Hopefully, the problem shall be solved by now, and you no longer have to think, what to do if – mail crashes in Mountain Lion, mail crashes after Mountain Lion upgrade, or how to fix the problem when mail crashes in Mountain Lion, for that matter.