Friday, October 10, 2008

Problem Syncing Gmail with Mail 3.0 in OS X 10.5

I general use Gmail via the web but I do have it configure in for IMAP access as well for sending photos and files more easily. I was trying to send some photos today and had a problem with mail hanging as it were. It wasn't exactly crashing, but upon launching it would just sit there trying to sync and send files but never succeed. This blocked access to the IMAP. I verified the configuration but there were no problems.

As it turns out the problem was that was trying to redo some task that had failed at an earlier time and these tasks were no invalid. Probably send some photo's that no longer exist. To clean up this problem just execute this command in a the terminal.

rm ~/Library/Mail/IMAP-*/.OfflineCache/*

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