10.7.3 Lion - no "new" mail alert

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DTaylorB, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. DTaylorB macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    i have looked everywhere for the solution to this. i thought i had found the solution (see below), but i do not have a "mail" folder in my library...help! :)

  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    In finder, go to preferences and pick show hidden files. Now go to your home folder. This is one folder above your Downloads and your Documents folders. From there you should be able to see your Library folder and find the mail folder you were looking for from there.

    If you like, you can turn show hidden files back on when you are finished.
  3. DTaylorB thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    i don't think it is a hidden vs non hidden..?

    i can see the library, can't see the mail folder
  4. sidewinder macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northern California
    Try this:

    Quit the Mail app and go to this directory:


    Delete these files:

    Envelope Index
    Envelope Index-shm
    Envelope Index-wal

    Restart the Mail app. Don't freak out when you get the "Mail Message Import" dialog. Just hit "Continue".

    You can use the Terminal.app to do this. Quit the Mail.app. Then, run the Terminal.app. In the Terminal.app, type:

    cd ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/

    and hit return.

    Then type:

    rm Envelope*

    and hit return.

    Quit the Terminal.app and restart the Mail.app.


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