Does Mail log errors into a console or text file somewhere?

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Go to /Library/Scripts/Mail Scripts/Turn On Logging.scpt and Run that. Otherwise, go here: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=2004101603285984


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most easily viewed with /Applications/Utilities/Console.app

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    Looked there already, didn't exist.
    – Moshe
    Sep 1, 2011 at 2:33

Apple have provided an API to a logger database. Apple use the datbase in Mail

The messages are then viewable using the Console.app

Choose All Messages in the lefthand sidebar Filter on Mail

e.g. example console.app grab

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