Mac Mail display has gone bonkers: fix?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NJRonbo, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    #1
    I am uncertain how it happened or what happened, but....

    My Mac Mail display is suddenly screwed up.

    The Mail program no longer displays the mail content window
    that appears below the message.

    The TO FROM and SUBJECT information is there, but not the
    contents of the email beneath. If I want to see the contents I need to
    click on the actual SUBJECT to open a new window to read the
    contents.

    In all my experiences with Mac Mail this is a new one on me.

    Any way I can restore Mac Mail using the original install discs?

    If this is the only way to restore files that may have become
    damaged please provide me with easy instructions how to restore
    my system without losing any information.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

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    you mean it's showing a big list of your mails, and no body?

    so if you double click on the message, you see it?

    do you see this at the bottom of the window? if so, drag it up.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    #3
    That seems normal to me, or at least that's how I've got mine setup.

    I can't find any option to enable a preview pane, try dragging the bottom up. That'll give you the preview pane. :)
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You can also double click it to have it snap back to where it was before. ;)
     
  5. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm a big dummy!

    Somehow the preview pane was compressed.

    Just dragged it back into position and realized what a fool I was.

    Sorry to waste your time, but thanks nonetheless.
     
  6. BillSinAtl macrumors newbie

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    I'm Still A Dummy!

    I don't understand how to correct the problem as obviously NJRonbo has. I miss seeing the message at the bottom. Please tell this dummy how to get the message preview pane at the bottom back.

    BillSinAtl
    HELP!

     
  7. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Been a while but....

    I believe all I did was drag the little dot that lies in the middle
    of the pane.

    Let me know if this works
     
  8. BillSinAtl macrumors newbie

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    Mac Mail Gone Bonkers

    Yup! That did it. Now I feel dumb that I couldn't figure that out myself. I pulled down every menu bar list to try to find the answer.

    Thanks,
    Bill
    :confused:

    I believe all I did was drag the little dot that lies in the middle
    of the pane.

    Let me know if this works[/QUOTE]
     
  9. billmister macrumors 6502

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    how can i set my preview pane to be on the right side of my mail? A person at work has that but he's never there when i'm working.

    He also has the dock like 2d but i think that's candybar... but anyone know how i can make my preview pane on the right?
     

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