Cant delete corrupt messages in Mail... Help!

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  1. johnkanesmith macrumors newbie

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    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

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  3. Salmar macrumors regular

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    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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