10.5.2 mail won't load

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    I open mail and it just hangs. I have to force quit and restart and THEN it loads! This is a new problem in 10.5.2. (I have NO plugins installed)

    Any ideas???
     
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    Try re-indexing Mail. open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type: sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuum index;

    Plus try to throw out Mail Preferences in /YourHardDrive/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist and see if that helps.
     
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    That did it.... curious.
    It's still loads very slowly at first, but it loads.
    THANKS!
     
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    After the re-index or the preference delete? The re-index should speed up Mail.
     
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    just the prefs..... i'll do the re-index now (terminal sorta scares me)
     
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    i typed as you typed and got no such file or directory exists
     
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    I might have typed the command wrong for you. So here is the original Macworld article where I got the tip.
     
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    Good find. It's a simple AppleScript that does the same thing with a pretty icon.
     

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