Mail deleted

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  1. kristiano macrumors regular

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    In the past, I had my Mail synchronized to my office POP email account.

    A couple of days ago, I enabled Mail with my Gmail account.

    However when I check my inbox, I realize that all my emails (from my office account) have disappeared. Does anyone know where I can get them back?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    A stupid question, but are you checking the inbox of only the GMail account? Maybe post a screenshot of where you are looking. :)
     
  3. kristiano thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could I have lost those messages because I hit the (-) button when creating my Gmail account, thus deleting my old account?

    For the record, I've checked in Library too.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, you deleted your old account. :eek:

    There's a folder in your Library called Mail. Within this you might be able to find your old emails, if they haven't already been deleted. Quit Mail and check if your old messages are in there. I think they'll be in a folder named after your account. :)
     
  5. rspeaker macrumors 6502

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    Somebody probably needs to second this, but I believe deleting an account also wipes out any messages, folders, etc you had under it. Seems you might be out of luck, unless you didn't have Mail synchronize with your work server, in which case you could simpy add your POP server back to Mail and download them all again.

    Good luck.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I can't remember if it deletes them straight away though. Nevertheless, re-syncing with the work machine could work. Good idea. :)
     
  7. kristiano thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh christ.

    I just switched servers a couple of months ago, been operating out of Gmail since :-x
     

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