Mail not working after trying to send a very large file - how to "unclog?"

Yesterday, I tried to send a file with Gmail via Mail and it was evidently too big. I have deleted it and it no longer appears in the Outbox, but Gmail doesn't work on my Mail anymore. It's constantly trying to sync with Gmail, unsuccessfully. It's slowing down my computer and I don't receive Gmails. If I try to mail with Gmail through Mail, it takes an extraordinarily long time and 99% of the time doesn't go through.
My Yahoo account is working fine. I can also access Gmail online (but I hate it!) -- so the problem is somewhere between Mail and Gmail.
What to do?

I have the same problem and have tried stopping everything in the Activity window but when I click 'Get Mail' or quit and re-open Mail, the problem recurs so I have no mail after 1930 on Thursday despite there being new messages in my inbox.
There are 5 Activities shown; all of which show the barber's striped bar although it doesn't move.
Opening Mailbox
Performing pending operations - copying message
[Gmail] Communicating with server - Adding Messages
Fetching new mail
Synchronizing with server - Traversing mailbox hierarchy
It is working on my Macbook (10.6.4); just not on the iMac (10.6.5) so definitely not something router-related and the iMac wasn't working on 10.6.4 either so not convinced that has anything to do with it.

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