not able to restore mail from time machine

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  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

    glocke12

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    I accidentally deleted a bunch emails that I need. I went into time machine to try and restore my mail to a previous time period, and was unable to do so. None of the emails I deleted showed up. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    I know it sounds like a stupid question, but you did "go back in time" with Time Machine, right? (IE, you clicked the back arrow down in the right corner.)

    You can go in manually and reimport the mailboxes from whatever date you need them from. They're in ~/Library/Mail/

    jW
     
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

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    What type of email account was this? For IMAP accounts, if you didn't store the mailboxes on your computer then there is nothing to restore. Mail.app stores all mail for POP accounts but IMAP mail is stored on the server unless you specifically back it up yourself.
     
  4. glocke12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    glocke12

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    It is a POP account..


    Going "back in time" did not work while dragging the stuff from what is stored int he library in time machine backups only restored some of the mail...
     

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