Mail problems - contents of old messages blank

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by foz405, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. foz405 macrumors member

    foz405

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    #1
    I'm hoping someone can help me. This problem is on the Intel Mac, and under 10.6.8.
    Yesterday, for some reason, all the messages older than 1 day in my inbox went blank, leaving only the header shown.
    I've looked at everything I can, but I've got no idea what has happened.
    They're blank in the preview pane, and blank if they are opened up.
    Very odd.
    Can someone help please ?

    Thanking you
     
  2. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    #2
    What email service?

    Apple....Hotmail....Gmail....yahoo.... There's tons out there.
     
  3. foz405 thread starter macrumors member

    foz405

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    #3
    OSX 10.6.8 Mail

    As above. OSX Mail, 10.6.8 as shipped with retail disc.
    (they do call it "Mail")
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #4
    Then try to 'Vacuum' email in Mail by quitting mail, then opening /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app and put in the Terminal code:

    Code:
    sqlite3 ~/Library/Mail/Envelope\ Index vacuum index;
    After you get another Terminal prompt go ahead and close Terminal and reopen Mail. See if this helps.
     
  5. foz405 thread starter macrumors member

    foz405

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    #5
    Thanks. I tried the terminal command exactly as entered, but no change.
    However, the problem has not recurred. All new e-mails are OK. It only affected a few from the 25th October and prior that were in the Inbox.
    I suppose it'll remain another computing mystery.
     
  6. DewGuy1999, Nov 1, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013

    DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    #6
    Maybe rebuilding the mailbox will help. While in Mail, select the mailbox and then go to the Mailbox menu and select Rebuild.
     

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