Mail disappearing, but it's still there!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by grubber, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. grubber macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2005
    My mail in Mail is gone. The Inbox appears to be empty, but smart folders referring to mail in the inbox show the results. The inbox just appears totally blank.

    I did a Archive & Install reinstall of Tiger, and that was when my mail first disappeared. When I updated to 10.4.2, everything was back again, until just now, when I started Mail up again. I know the data is there, but Mail is hiding it all....

    I tried rebuilding and I tried "importing" things from the Library/Mail directory, but the boxes (including the newly imported ones) are also all empty. Anybody know what's going on?

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Check to make sure that you have not created a rule to direct your mail somewhere other than the Inbox.
  3. grubber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2005
    I restarted my powerbook, and my mail is all back again. But, after I quit Mail & reopened it, the mail is again gone...

    How can I reinstall just Mail? Maybe that will fix it?
  4. grubber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2005
    Well, now, without a restart, my mail is all back in my Inbox again. Anybody know how to reinstall Mail?

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