Mail moving messages around of its own accord

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  1. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    I have two inboxes and a few local folders that I "archive" mail to (one inbox is POP, the other IMAP). Mail has suddenly decided to start randomly moving messages around (well, "copying" them) into incorrect inboxes.

    For example, I'll delete a message (move it to the trash can in mail) and then click into another folder, and a different message that was in the trash will appear in the original folder. If I delete this again, it seems to either move somewhere else or permanently remove it

    Basically, Mail's randomly moving/copying messages about without me asking it to whenever I click on a folder/mailbox. Sometimes it'll copy a message from my IMAP folder to my POP folder. If I delete it from the POP folder, it also goes from the IMAP folder (thus removing it from the IMAP server). I therefore have to manually restore the deleted message to the IMAP folder.


    How can I stop this? I've tried quitting mail, force-quitting mail and rebooting and none of that worked.


    I'm using OSX 10.4.9 on a 1.5GHz G4 PowerBook


    The only thing I've done just before this happened was reset the PRAM (boot up holding down Cmd + Alt + P + R) to try and temporarily cure an erratic temperature sensor on my PB, until I can take it in to be repaired (spending £1500 to end up with a 1.5 year old door stop - great! :rolleyes: )
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I had this problem but apparently it was because I set up imap boxes instead of the other kind (I'm not too knowledgeable in this). My e-mail host was actually sending them both places.
     
  3. thomasp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's definitely not happening, because I've had these two accounts (by two totally separate providers) for about 18 months and it's only started today.
     

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