Mail app mixing up emails

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chrisandersen, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    I have one account on my laptop running Lion that just started "mixing up" the emails. When I highlight the email on the left panel, another one shows up in the detail window on the right.
    It is only one email account on that mac that is doing it. When I check the same account on my iPhone or iPad, it is fine. When I check on-line, it is fine. So it must be the way it is stored on my mac. Is there a way to "reset" or "re-index" the mail file? Thanks in advance.
  2. abuzyniski macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    Apple email mixed up!!

    I am having the SAME issue. On by iMac desk top email shows subject line but the right pane shows messages that are MONTHS old. The email appears correctly on iPhone and iPad but not on the desktop. What gives?

    Anyone find a solution??????????

  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I'm not sure if this will fix your issues, but there are two simple things to try.

    In Mail (of course)
    The first if it is available, is in Mail, select from the menu bar, Mailbox -> Synchronize -> email_account_with_issue

    After that is done, (or if it is not an option for that account), have the mail folder with the display issue selected and select from the menu bar Mailbox -> Rebuild
  4. Spudner macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2018
    Same issue for me, except the mixed emails are occuring in my Mac Mail (keep) archive. How messed up is this? I don't think synchronize can fix mixed up emails if they are not in the main mail box.

    How it happens is that an old email shows with the correct sender and subject line, but then the email body will be an archived email from someone else.

    Very frustrating and disappointing.
    --- Post Merged, May 30, 2019 ---
    I tried the rebuild in my keep folder and it seems to have worked. Thanks!

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