Mac Mail problem

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by The Todal, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. The Todal

    The Todal Guest

    I have a problem with Mac Mail and I was hoping that someone here might have
    seen this sort of thing before and might come up with an answer.

    I have a Macbook running Snow Leopard. Having used my iPhone to connect to
    my server at work (Microsoft Small Business Server 2008) and synchronise my
    mail and calendar, I assumed this ought also to be possible with my Mac

    So I added a new account to Mail: mailgate.[domain] with username and
    password. Under "account type" I chose Exchange 2007. The mail program
    attempted to synchronise with the server but downloaded only mail up to last
    August and I couldn't find a way of making it download recent mail, so I
    decided to give up and delete the account.

    However, for some reason it seems to be impossible to delete the account
    properly. I have deleted it from the list of accounts in Mail but now
    whenever I use Mail the application hangs for 20 seconds or so and I get a
    message telling me that the computer is trying to connect to the SBS server.
    Whether I click Cancel or Continue, the message keeps coming back, after a
    few minutes.. And no mail is downloaded.

    I thought perhaps some files on the Mac had become corrupted so I tried
    running Disk Repair, from my startup DVD, and although that corrected
    various errors it didn't correct this particular problem. I also purchased
    the latest Disk Warrior and ran that, but although it reported that it had
    successfully built a new directory (or whatever the correct term is) it
    hasn't cured the problem either.

    Are there some particular files on the Mac that I ought to delete? Is there
    a way of sorting this out that doesn't involve a system re-install? Thanks
    in anticipation of any suggestions.
    The Todal, Oct 18, 2010
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