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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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mail is missing in my Macbook Air (5 days only)

Hi all,
So during the Thanksigiving break I didn't use my Macbook Air (version10.8.2). However, I continued to receive and view mail from both my gmail and yahoo accounts on both my iPad and iPhone. And, you guessed it, when I fired up my MacBook Air on Nov. 26th I was missing mail from the last 5 days, even though I clearly received mail on the other devices AND I'm receiving mail today (no problems).

1) How do I push/pull those missing 5 days into the Macbook Air?
and
2) How do I avoid this problem in the future?

Many thanks for any help!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Bump for help...

Perhaps someone knows a link to another thread that could help me - I've searched and haven't found an answer that addresses my problem.

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Old Dec 3, 2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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I found an answer on the Apple Forums: Here is the response back and forth below

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Re: mail is missing in my Macbook Air (5 days only)
Dec 4, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to kenneth@california)
Remove both of the accounts from Mail and re-enter them, you must choose Imap as the collection method, not POP
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Dec 4, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to Csound1)
Sounds scary. When I remove both accounts do I lose all of my downloaded email from years past? Ideally, it would stay in the computer and then when I re-enter them it uploads the missing dates.

Am I dreaming?
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Dec 4, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to kenneth@california)
So you don't bother to backup I assume?

Are these Imap or POP accounts
If Imap did you create any local folders for storage
If POP everything is local so you MUST backup first. (Unless you have a current backup available)

Then you won't lose any of your mail.

FYI, Gmail is probably setup on your machine as Imap, Yahoo could be anything.
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