Mail showing phantom emails

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jbrown, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #1
    This has happened since I upgraded to iCloud.

    About a week ago my dock Mail icon was showing I had 1 unread email, but in Mail I couldn't see any unread emails. I opened my iCloud account in Safari, and sure enough there was one unread mail in Junk. I deleted it...but it made no difference to my Laptop Mail account - it was still showing one unread.

    Today it was now showing 2 phantom unread emails in my dock icon. Again,
    I opened my iCloud account in Safari, and sure enough there were now 2 unread emails in Junk. I deleted them...but again it made no difference to my Laptop Mail account - it was still showing 2 unread.

    Any ideas?

    cheers

    :):)
     
  2. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    I think I've solved this. Deleted the com.apple.mail.plist preference file. Seemed to work OK, and the phantom emails are no longer showing.

    One small ( strange observation ) - I thought that, if you removed a preference file ( .plist file ) from your library/preference folder, when you restart the program it creates a fresh .plist file.

    But it doesn't seem to have done this.
     

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