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

    Jan 10, 2007
    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

    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jan 10, 2007
    ...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


    May 16, 2008
    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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