mail duplicated my emails after time machine restore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Freida, May 24, 2011.

  1. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010

    I noticed that some of my emails from the past started to be blank and nothing was in them so I freaked out and restored from a back up. I had to do it twice as there was a gap that wouldn't cover everything (1x for really old emails and another one from old to really old) which worked great and I have all my emails back but some of them are twice.
    Is there a way to remove them, please?

    I'm on snow leopard

    Thank you
  2. nefan65 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2009
    Not sure what kind of account it is; IMAP or POP3. If it's IMAP, just delete the account in Mail, and recreate. If not, Google "Mac Mail Duplicate Emails". There's a way to clear out the cache in Mail. I think it's a .plist file. It'll recreate it, and eliminate the duplicates.
  3. Freida thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    well, it is hotmail (pop3) but there is another problem and that is why I can't just delete it.
    I (without knowing) had the option of "remove copy from server after retrieving a message" on so all the emails are lost from the server and I only have them on my computer. Would the cache thing still work?
    I tried to rebuild the mail which helped by removing those blank emails but it didn't remove the duplicates. :(

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