Mail help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macguymike, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. macguymike macrumors 6502

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    I just switched ISPs from Verizon to Comcast. As I was setting up Mail for my new Comcast e-mail addy, I got deleted the Verizon info from my Accounts.

    Now, I can't find any of my old e-mails from that account!! What happened? I checked in /user/library/mail but there's only the new account.

    I've never heard of a mail app deleting all the mail related to an account just because I removed the settings for it.

    Is there any way to recover all of those e-mails?? Where did they go?

    Please help! :confused:
     
  2. macguymike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay.. it does delete all associated mailboxes. That's REALLY lame. Outlook doesn't do that. Entourage doesn't do that (I don't think?). Why the heck does Mail do that??

    I haven't backed up in a couple weeks and all those e-mails are gone now.

    Hopefully I'll be able to find the .mbox files with Norton Systemworks...
     
  3. macguymike thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No such luck with Norton.

    Anyone else have a problem with how unintuitively this works??

    Just because I'm no longer using an account does not mean I no longer need the e-mails from it!! :rolleyes:
     
  4. bondipete macrumors member

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    sympathy here

    Man, exactly the same thing happened to me. I lost heaps of emails. Bad, bad design. I wish I could help, but all I can offer is my sympathy.
     

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