OS X Mail locked
June 18, 2002 10:01AM
edited January 2014
I always get s message that my mailboxes are locked, do i want to open them anyway. i assume this is a problem with mail? i hope this is fixed in Jaguar
Reply 1 of 6
June 19, 2002 10:55AM
[quote]Originally posted by burningwheel:
<strong>I always get s message that my mailboxes are locked, do i want to open them anyway. i assume this is a problem with mail? i hope this is fixed in Jaguar</strong><hr></blockquote>
i never got that message until today. but it only happens with my verizon account that i access thru Mail, and not with the other mac.com accounts i have. it says it has been locked by (null) host and that i can continue as "read only" or else i will damage the contents of the mailbox.
is that the same message you get? very weird. if i figure it out, i'll let you know. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
Reply 2 of 6
June 19, 2002 1:31PM
i'm not sure what it exactly says so i'll get back with you tomorrow and let you know. it happens just about every morning when i start up, so i'll write down exactly what it says
Reply 3 of 6
June 19, 2002 3:29PM
Happens to me too. I think Apple is doomed.
Reply 4 of 6
June 19, 2002 3:41PM
Let is open, I read somewhere, that it is not a problem to open it
it is a problem with permissions. I have said go ahead and open it and no problems
Reply 5 of 6
June 19, 2002 5:12PM
did you notice that your error message happens all the time or only after something happens, like a kernel panic or something? my computer was acting VERY weird last night and i shut it down (instead of putting it to sleep). but when i started it up, it mysteriously booted into OS 9 instead of X, so i had to reboot into X. when i did, the clock had the wrong time and i got the mail error message. so i adjusted the clock, and then i went into the preferences and enabled SMTP authentication for the mailbox. i have no idea what that does or means, but i stopped getting the mail error message. now i dont know if it was a direct result of what i did, or just dumb luck.
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Reply 6 of 6
June 21, 2002 12:23AM
OK here's the message i get:
The mailbox on /Library/Mail/Mailboxes/eBay is currently locked by burningwheel on host local host. If you open a mailbox that's already in use, you may damage its contents.
then i have 3 options:
Open read only
i always choose 'Open anyway' and haven't had any problems so far
i can't put my machine to sleep anymore because if i do, it might not wake up. I've had this happen twice