Help restoring email?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by msw123307, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I have my email set up through my iMac via Imap, and tried to set it up on my macbook yesterday. I did something wrong, so in a stupid move, I deleted the inbox on my macbook.

    Thus, I was only able to recover the last week of previous messages, because the default setting of "Delete messages after they are a week old and in trash" was selected.

    I have my imac backed up with time machine. But with Imap I know the messages stay on the server. So is there any way for me to restore these messages? Thanks.
  2. msw123307 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I was able to restore all these messages with time machine. Awesome.

    However, it's strange, when i go into time machine (with inbox open on desktop) it shows my inbox as it SHOULD be...messages sorted through as they were before the delete..with TODAY'S date!

    If i go back to a week before (where i had to restore to) I'm back to a messy 120 message inbox..instead of the 50 or so that i should have.

    So to clarify

    last tuesday, i had 120 messages (last time i backed up time machine)

    i cleaned out my inbox to 50 messages by friday.

    saturday, messed up and everything was deleted that was over a week old.

    so i am down to 30 messages today

    today, i go into time machine, it starts w/today, and shows my inbox having the correct 50 emails (the 50 i sorted out)

    so it's showing me the way my inbox should be in time machine...but in reality the messages aren't there? whattt?

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