Mail Local Folders Empty

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jamessk, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. jamessk macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2011
    Yesterday I tried to move my locally stored emails from my old macbook to my new macbook. I went into Library > Mail > V2 and copied all mbox's to a hard drive and then replaced this folder on my new computer.

    I can now see all the folders but there are no emails in the folders.

    I've obviously done something wrong, has anyone experienced this before and know of a way around it?

    When I try to import via the import mailboxes option in Mail, when I select the right mbox, it says no valid mailboxes found, which is strange
  2. jamessk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2011
    Found the answer

    1. Quit Mail
    2. Navigate to ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData
    3. Delete any file that starts with "Envelope Index"
    4. Start Mail
    5. Follow prompts to allow Mail to rebuild the index -- this may take a few restarts of the app.

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