Cant delete corrupt messages in Mail... Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnkanesmith, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. johnkanesmith macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2010
    This is something I find really annoying. I cant stand the clutter of old messages, so junk mail made a permanent fixture urks me even more.

    I work on 2 machines and they are having similar isues

    1) A Dual 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5
    I have one message stuck in my inbox, when I select it and click delete, it just turns grey. and if i drag the message to the trash nothing happens. When I classify it as junk mail it disapears (does not go to the junk mail folder), but when I go back to the inbox its there again. This message contains no data, nothing shows in the preview panel and I cant find a file for it on the hardrive (Home / Library / Mail)

    2) New 17" macbook pro laptop
    On this machine Im having the same problem as above, but with a couple messages. There is also a bunch of messages in the junk mail folder I cant erase.

    Does anyone have any ideas here? I really dont want to backup / wipe / restore Mail on both computers.

    And with this happening on both my machines, I cant be the only one having this problem...
  2. johnkanesmith thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2010
  3. Salmar macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2007
    I find that mail can be quite flaky at times and other times it works fine. Sometimes when I delete emails that are in the inbox they disappear from the box but do not show up in the trash. I go back into the inbox and there they are again. What I have to do is high lite the messages in the inbox and go up to edit and click on cut and I can get rid of them that way.

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