Mail lying about incoming mail numbers?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by djellison, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. djellison macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    This has concerned me ever since I got a Mac. Sometimes I'll open mail, and it'll say (in the bottom left ) receiving 1 of 15... scroll across to 15 - but I'll actually only get one new email.

    I have Junk Mail filtering to just mark emails, not delete them - does anyone have the same experience.

  2. kevo0822 macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2007
    New England
    Mail has been doing that for me for the last two years... very irritating.
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Do you have RSS feeds set up in mail? Sometimes they can be part of that count. The count can also be a part of the single email. Several parts to download as it were.
  4. jsalzer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2004
    Opened or Sent Elsewhere

    Also keep in mind that this count includes any mail that you opened, deleted, or sent from your iPhone or from the online version of your mail host since the last time that you had Mail opened. Mail will want to load them all into its database to be synced up.
  5. djellison thread starter macrumors 68020

    Feb 2, 2007
    Pasadena CA
    No RSS feeds. And we're talking Mail reporting perhaps a dozen emails - and I might have read one on my iPhone.

    And it was doing it long before I ever got either an iPT or an iP
  6. Tantrip macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2011
    "Missing" Messages

    Hey, djellison,

    Mail displays phantom incoming messages to me, too. For example, it'll show 5 incoming messages but only 2 arrive. I wish I knew the cause.

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