I'm new here, so forgive me if I posted this in the incorrect forum and/if this question has been posed already. For the longest time, I've used OS X 10.6something. I used Mac Mail connected to my Optonline e-mail account. Used Mac Mail at home computer and web mail when away from home. Every once in a while, I'd delete huge amounts of e-mails in web mail in-box to free up space. However, when I'd click into Mac Mail, all those old e-mails were still there. (This is how I wanted it.) Well, recently my computer's hard drive crashed. (Shame on me, I never backed up my mail.) I got a new hard drive, updated to Maverick. When I set up my Mac Mail and connected to my Optonline account, it flowed in only the messages that appear in web mail. All the e-mails I've deleted through web mail are gone. So my questions are: 1) As it's my understanding that if you delete messages from the web-mail in-box, you are NOT deleting them from your Mac Mail in-box. Is this still true with Maverick? 2) Is there any way to find retrieve my old e-mails? (I'm guessing not, as it's a new hard drive, and I deleted them from web mail.) Thank you all.