Mailbox empty.... Recover messages?

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  1. seattlemac macrumors member

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    I was reorganizing my Mailboxes in Apple Mail (3.6) and so I moved mailbox A into mailbox B. Something happened.... and when I clicked inside the mailbox B, mailbox A wasn't there. Couldn't find it. I quit Mail and then it appeared. But when I clicked inside mailbox A, the messages were gone.

    Is there anyway to recover the messages? My last backup of a few weeks ago will have some, but not the latest.

    Thank you for any tips here.
     
  2. thunderweb macrumors 6502

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    Try this. Select Archive Mailbox.
     

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  3. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for suggestion, but when I archive and then import, still empty... uh-oh
     
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  5. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    Just found a solution - Data Rescue II - found the mboxes, restored and then imported. Seems to have worked 90% anyway..... whew.
     
  6. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    I should start using that Time Machine - I'll have to read about it.
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Is there a reason why you couldn't just pull all the mail from the server again? This should work unless you're using POP and you deleted all the mail from the server, but left it in your mail client.
     
  8. thunderweb macrumors 6502

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    Congrats, I'm glad you got it restored. Ya Time Machine is EXTREMELY helpful in situations like this :D
     
  9. thunderweb macrumors 6502

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    If his mail was in folders then they would be removed from the server I believe. That's what happens with mine.
     
  10. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You're probably using IMAP then.
     
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  12. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, POP.
    I download from the server and the server deletes the files after a week I think
     
  13. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems like Mail is improving, but still kind of quirky and I've had a few issues like this with corrupt mailboxes and then, poof, everything's gone.
    But I need to backup more rigorously.
     
  14. thunderweb macrumors 6502

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    I know what you mean. I've had to go through this process many times. My heart stops for a bit when I think I've lost my files :eek:
     
  15. rodriarano macrumors newbie

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    Updated Mail and accounts are gone!!

    Hello everybody.
    Something similar happened to me.
    I updated Mail, and when I restarted a request of password for a .mac account (the one I signed up for free and never used) appeared.
    After that none of my mailboxes were, are actually, anymore!!!
    It deleted all? The accounts? It's POP so the only hope I have is to get my old mails looking for them in any of the sys folder or so.

    Anyone can help me, please? :S :apple:
     

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