Mail Bizarreness

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    Mac OS Mail (the Tiger version) has suddenly gone completely weird on my Cube. It's OK on my iMac (Leopard) and my iPhone, but on the Cube, if I click on a header I get a completely different message, belonging to another header. It's like the whole thing has gone out of sync. Come to think of it, the same sort of thing has been happening on the Cube with iPhoto for some time now: if I search in Spotlight for an iPhoto file, it will open up the first image in my iPhoto Library, regardless of which image it should be finding. It's as if all the metadata has been corrupted somehow in both programs. I've already tried rebuilding the Spotlight index, with no effect. Any other ideas?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried verifying (and repairing if necessary) the hard drive? For Mail, have you tried rebuilding the mailbox(es) from the Mailbox menu? :)
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    I'd forgotten about rebuilding the Mailbox. That seems to have sorted the Mail problem at least. Thanks for that, and have a stonking 2008. :)
     
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  6. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well, that didn't do anything.

    Um, yeah. Been there, done that... ;)
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Damn. What version of iPhoto is it? Did you try all of the rebuild options?
     
  8. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Version 6, and yes, I did the whole kaboodle. If I search for a known iPhoto file in Spotlight, it still comes up with the first image of all - which has completely the wrong date, incidentally. I believe the trouble started way back when Apple released the f'ed up iPhoto 5 (or was it 4?) update which they immediately withdrew. It messed up all the metadata in my Library for good. :mad:
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry skunk. I've got nothing. If it makes you feel any better, there're a few threads 'round here with a similar problem. The iPhoto metadata seems to have been screwed at some point and reindexing the drive or even just iPhoto doesn't help. The bad news is that I haven't seen a solution anywhere. Sorry. :eek:
     
  10. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Did I miss the good news? :confused:

    Thanks for trying anyway. :)
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    The good news is you're really handsome.

    ...And wise.
     
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