Mail Local Folders Empty

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

  1. jamessk macrumors newbie

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    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

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    Jun 30, 2011
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    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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