Strange problem: Email sender not matching email content

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HXGuy, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. HXGuy macrumors 68000

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    For some reason, on some of my emails, it shows its from a certain sender but the body of the email does not correspond.

    The odd thing is that on my iPhone, the emails are fine.

    I did recently get the new 27" iMac and restored from Time Machine however this is happening with new emails as well, not just old ones that were already on the computer. It's also only happening to some emails, not all.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    I don't completely understand.

    The body is just text, isn't it?

    Or do you mean, you get an email sent by John (email sender), but the body (text) displays an email send by Jane?
     
  3. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly.

    For example I just got an email from a Julia, clicked on it, and the body of the email was from Denise that was actually sent on September 7th, 2010. (Already had the email from Denise and still do, so the new email from Julia is basically a duplicate of the one from Denise).
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    You are using Apple's Mail application I suppose?

    Delete Macintosh HD / Users / HXGuy (YOU) / Library / Preferences / com.apple.mail.plist and restart Mail and see if that helped.
    The .plist file is a Property List file and gets recreated during another start of Mail.
     
  5. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I tried that and it didn't work, which is very odd as it seems to have reset my Mail program. I had to redo all the settings and had to add the account to my Accounts tab (have to add all the others ones too, had 5 accounts setup, didn't know it was going to delete them all :) )

    Either way though, it did not fix the problem.
     
  6. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. HXGuy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Its been fixed by following the link I posted earlier. I have a feeling I could have just gone to "Rebuild Mailbox" which would have redownloaded all my mail messages from the server and I wouldn't have needed to re-setup all my accounts.
     

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