Mail (on MBP, not iPhone 4) not receiving emails from Gmail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SimonBook, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. SimonBook macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    Hi!

    For the past four days I haven't been receiving any emails from my Gmail account in Mail on my MBP. I am however receiving them on my iPhone 4 and I am getting emails from another account in Mail on my MBP.

    On the left-hand side, where the mailboxes are listed, it's permanently displaying the spinning wheel next to Gmail. I am running the latest version of Mail, 4.3, which came with the latest OSX update. I haven't activated the Priority Inbox Google introduced to Gmail.

    Is anybody else experiencing this problem? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Blunder82 macrumors newbie

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  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    We had this once. It's a caching issue on your Mac. In your ~/Library/Mail folder (where your mailboxes are kept) there's a folder that will contain one single massive file. Apologies but I can't remember what its name is, but it will of course have an up to date timestamp, and I seem to recall that the folder it is located in has a very relevant name.

    Make sure you shut down mail before moving the file to the trash, then when you restart mail all should be well again.
     
  4. Blunder82 macrumors newbie

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    Would it possible be this one you are talking about? And do i have to download all the mails I have? (+18000!)

    Sep 13 20:31:12 xxx-xxx-macbook-pro Mail[17894]: 0x11785f9d8 got exception inserting message (error 11: database disk image is malformed), current retries 2
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Not sure what you're linking to there, but it doesn't require trashing the entire mail folder, just the contents of one sub-folder.

    And I've found the link. Post 2.

    Link
     
  6. SimonBook thread starter macrumors member

    SimonBook

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    I didn't do anything, but it's working again. I experienced the problem for about a week, but for the past two days it's been working just fine.
     

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