Trouble with Apple Mail. Can I nuke the "Mail" folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cowm007, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. cowm007 macrumors regular

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    I just did a complete reinstall of OS X and had some troubles migrating my user so I've had to manually restore most of my files. For some reason Apple Mail is acting up a lot so I'm thinking about just resetting it to like "Default" settings and start again. I just copied the Mail folder at first and I don't think OS X liked that.

    I have an IMAP mail server so I can delete all the locally stored emails without a problem. Can I just completely nuke the "Mail" folder found in my Home Library? Or are there some files that I need to keep for proper functionality?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    If you don't mind losing any mail you had saved locally, you can nuke the mail folder in your library without any ill effects.
     
  3. cowm007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! That did the trick. Thank god I have an IMAP mail server or my emails could've been lost.
     

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