My archived offline emails are gone. Please help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by M. Malone, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

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    Mar 11, 2004
    #1
    Hello,

    I have about 3-4 years worth of emails stored locally on my mac, every year or so, in the Mail App, I drag my emails from my inbox, and into a local folder I made in the Mail app. Today I run mail, and the local folders are gone, why would it just disappear like that?

    How can I retrieve it?

    Thank you
     
  2. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Location:
    Albuquerque, NM
    #2
    Duff-Man says...start with this - the local mail folder(s) will be stored in ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes....do you see anything in that location? If you have made several different folders for yopur archived mail you should see a name for each one with the .mbox extension....oh yeah!
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    The only way for your archived messages to be gone is for you to have dragged the archives to the Trash and then they emptied the Trash. If you did not do this, then your archives are still on your computer. You have simply forgotten where you put them. Think car keys.
     

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