Please help my recovery from stupidity...

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by grovertdog, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. grovertdog macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    I mistakenly deleted the contents of my mobile me inbox and then emptied the trash, thinking it was an smtp account I was cleaning.

    I did this on my iMac- and the mail is gone, out of trash, etc.

    BUT, my MBP, which has it's airport TURNED OFF, still has my inbox stuff as it stood prior to deletion since it hasn't had a chance to sync to the "cloud" yet.

    I wanted to take these messages, move to a new "safe" folder in Mail, and hope that the next sync would make this available on all my machines. PROBLEM IS, without the airport connected, I can't move mail or really do much of anything on a local/client level.

    Have I screwed myself completely, or is there away around my self-created mess here.

    Thanks in advance for any tips,
  2. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    With the the computer not on the network, create a local folder. Then do a "select all" on the mail in your inbox, and select "Copy to" and choose your new local folder.

    I don't know for certain that it will work, but that's probably the first thing that I would try.
  3. grovertdog thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    Well that did it...


    Believe it or not, that is what I was TRYING to do last night, but I think I was so freaked out I wasn't thinking clearly.

    Pretty cool to watch my MBP sync "upstream" while my iMac is immediately then downloading 1847 email messages.

    Thanks again,

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