After 10.5.6 Mail constantly displaying 247 unread messages

Discussion in 'macOS' started by foidulus, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    So I upgraded to 10.5.6, and then after reboot mail kept on bugging me for the password of an old account that I had set up a while back that is now disabled. I set the account to disabled and before 10.5.6 mail never bothered me about it, but in 10.5.6, no matter how many times I would hit "Cancel", it wouldn't do anything. So I just went in and deleted the account, then mail said that I have 247 unread messages in my mailbox(I set the total to be all mailboxes combined). However, in all the available mailboxes I have none. I have went through all the preferences files, even tried deleting the preference file and nothing worked.

    I went into the mailbox data directory and couldn't see anything wrong. Any idea what could be causing the dock icon to report 247 unread messages? Any idea how I can get rid of it.

    I've been as frustrated with the nonstop bug parade that is Leopard as I was when I was using a Microsoft OS:mad:
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Maybe select all messages, and go to "Mark as read"
     
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....a little trick that sometimes fixes odd things like that is to select the mailbox (not a message, be focused on the mailbox) and then from the Mailbox menu select "rebuild" (it's right at the bottom of that menu)....oh yeah!
     
  4. jsamuelson macrumors member

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    Just to confirm what the Duff-Man has said!

    Rebuilding your mailboxes will fix this issue, most likely.
     
  5. foidulus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info, I eventually fixed it by creating a smart mailbox that contained all unread messages, then selected everything in there and marked them as "read"
     

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