MAIL is constantly resetting itself and losing customized mailboxes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NJRonbo, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Lately I find that my Apple Mail is resetting itself.

    I have gone to great lengths to create filters and
    specialized mailboxes for all my incoming mail.

    Now I find that Mail erases all those mailboxes
    and resets itself to its initial basics.

    Thankfully I have a backup up of my MAIL folder
    and com.apple.mail.plist.

    However, continually having to copy those items
    daily whenever my Mail resets itself is becoming
    a chore.

    Is anyone else having a problem like this?

    The only explanation that I may have is ClamXav
    detected a virus in a mail download. I was able
    to quarantine it, but who knows it it is wreaking
    havoc on my mail settings.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    There has never been a virus in the wild that runs on Mac OS X. If ClamXav detected a virus, it's a Windows virus and can't run on your Mac or infect it in any way.
     
  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ...and earlier my Dock kept resetting itself, too.

    However, I went into UTILITIES and ran permissions
    fix and that corrected the problem.

    Just wish I knew what keeps resetting this Mail.

    Doesn't seem like a lot of people are having the
    same problem.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Why do your posts have such short lines? It makes them consume more space on a page than letting them wrap normally.
     

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