Mail 3.5 can't find my e-mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kenriver, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Kenriver macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I just upgraded to OS 10.5.6 (from OS 10.4.11). Everything is going pretty well except for Mail. It does find all my mail folders (and sub-folders), but it finds no e-mails that are in those folders. I was pretty freaked out as I have about 5,000 sorted e-mails, but I did see that they are sitting there under Users/Library/Mail/Mailboxes.

    So they're where they should be and Mail sees the folders but not the messages. Anyone heard of this or have any suggestions?

    If I were to click on an actual e-mail message file, should that then open what it says in Mail? I click on one and Mail launches but it doesn't show anything.

    Additionally, mail won't quit. It just sits there. I have to force quite to stop it.

    Thanks.

    Ken
     
  2. krizzlec macrumors newbie

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    Have you retried rebuilding the mailboxes? I had some issues when upgrading as well, and evrything was working after do that...

    Hope it helps..
    k-


     
  3. Kenriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Rebuild mailboxes

    No, I haven't. How would I do that? Thanks.


    Have you retried rebuilding the mailboxes? I had some issues when upgrading as well, and evrything was working after do that...
     
  4. Kenriver thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem Fixed

    I tried the "rebuild" from the mailbox menu and it didn't work. I then went to the Apple site (who would have thought) and it had an entry just like mine. I did what it said:

    I went to the ~/Library/Mail folder and moved the MessageRules.plist and the backup to my desktop and restarted mail, and it all came together.
     
  5. holly2000 macrumors newbie

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    Do you have a link to the Apple page? My problem is exactly as you describe, but I can't seem to fix it the way you said....
     
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    It's this. The usual symptom is not having a Mail viewer window, and being unable to quit Mail without force quitting.
     

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