Lost emails on mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by guruminga, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. guruminga macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Running mail with 2 email accounts, one old one that I could still recieve emails from but not send any; the other is the main email that I use. I deleted the old account then could not send any emails. I spoke to my ISP and have fixed the sending problem, but now I seem to have lost a heap of emails, possibly all the ones that had been sent to the old account but also a long one that my wife had just written that was in drafts as it was unable to send.

    I would appreciate it if anyone could shed some light on my problem, and maybe offer a solution. Essentially we want to recover the emails we recieved, and the one that was in drafts.

    Cheers

    G
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. guruminga thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Are you using Time Machine? That's recovered emails for me before now.

    Open up mail and then go into TM, you'll see a message like 'click recover to retrieve an inbox or click on a folder to restore'. You should presumably be looking at either sent items or draft or some such.

    IME the retrieved emails get moved back into a folder within a main folder called 'time machine'.
     
  5. guruminga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Tumbleweed, unfortunately I'm not using Time Machine. I recently got myself a big external drive for back-ups, etc. But haven't hooked it up yet.

    Cheers

    G
     
  6. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Well there you go, you do need to plug it in and click 'yes' to the TM prompt before it will work :)
     
  7. hirameagle macrumors newbie

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    What if it's an IMAP acct?

    Tumbleweed....I had a POP and was having trouble sending mail to large mail "groups", so set up another acct, this time it was set up as an IMAP acct (I guess since I had installed Snow Leopard in the interim). I THOUGHT that had solved the problem and I was getting mail twice, so I deleted the old POP acct and lost my old Inbox and Sent box.

    Thos old boxes appear to be there in TM. Can I recover them into the new IMAP acct like you mention about without creating other problems?
     

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