Growl crashes Mail in os X

As if I didn’t have a crappy morning already, my Mac OS X Mail had to start bugging during my morning routines by the computer. After countless crash-reports and relaunches I even rebooted, but without success.

I found some hints on Google, including one on disabling Growl Mail. This seemed to be the most realistic solution, but didn’t work. I also tried many other suggested workarounds like deleting ToDos in iCal, clearing some caches, hitting some keys when Mail starts and so on. Nothing helped. After even more relaunching and sending bug reports to Apple, and another five minutes of Googling, I discovered a thread that had solved the problem by deleting the GrowlMail.mailbundle directory from HD/Library/Mail/Bundles.

Luckily, that worked for me as well. So now I can finally start my day and look forward to whatever else Murphy has got in store for me.

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5 responses to “Growl crashes Mail in os X

  1. Michael

    Thanks for posting this tip — just installed Growl following a friends recommendations and was not impressed when Mail started barfing…

  2. This did the trick for me as well after downloading the new updates for running Safari 4 Beta.

  3. Remix

    I found an article that might help. I tried and it worked…

    Putting Growl into summary mode by entering the following command in the Terminal:

    defaults write com.apple.mail GMSummaryMode -int 2

    Original article
    http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20090227003450677

  4. Aary

    Thank you so much.
    worked like a charm.

  5. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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