TIger ate my email...

icarusflies

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Jun 15, 2005
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I've just installed Tiger - and my email is gone!
When I started Mail 2 is shows all my boxes - but they're all empty.
It briefly showed numbers of messages in the boxes but when clicked these went blank.

All mailboxes we left in default locations

Any ideas?
 

skp574

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Jan 16, 2005
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greenwich.london.uk
Here's what I'd do... please step in if I'm wrong.


If you did an upgrade and install with Tiger, your old pre-Tiger mailboxes are still on your hard disc somewhere. Try using Spotlight to find them. If you gave one of them a unique name try that. You should then find where they are located.

Once you've tracked them down, try doing a manual import into Mail 2.

Sorry I can't be more detailed but I'm using a PB with Panther on it at the moment.

Hope that helps.
 

HexMonkey

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Feb 5, 2004
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New Zealand
See this thread. Most likely, it's an incompatibility with a plug-in you used in an older version of Mail. Delete everything in ~/Library/Mail/Bundles/ and it should work, although you may need to get new, Tiger-compatible versions of any plug-ins you relied on.
 

icarusflies

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 15, 2005
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skp574 said:
Here's what I'd do... please step in if I'm wrong.


If you did an upgrade and install with Tiger, your old pre-Tiger mailboxes are still on your hard disc somewhere. Try using Spotlight to find them. If you gave one of them a unique name try that. You should then find where they are located.

Once you've tracked them down, try doing a manual import into Mail 2.

Sorry I can't be more detailed but I'm using a PB with Panther on it at the moment.

Hope that helps.
Thanks Scott,

Just tried to restart and mail wouldn't quit and timed out the restart
I force-quit and then relaunched
I then got a welcome to mail 2 screen and it then imported all my emails
- how strange is that???? new install and everything.

Wonder if anyone else has had that?
Thanks for your help though.