1018 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2011 12:11 PM by cp_whaley
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 10:41 AM (in response to cp_whaley)Am I the only one experiencing this? The number of messages that now randomly move to my Junk folder from other folders is over 7000 at a time! I drag them all back into my inbox, not knowing when it'll happen again.G5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 11:16 AM (in response to cp_whaley)The only explanation I could think of is that the Junk filter is getting updated periodically causing the messages to be reclassified as junk.
Are all the accounts from the same service provider (e.g. your ISP) or are they from multiple service providers (hotmail, gmail, etc.)?
Are your accounts set up to maintain the messages on the mail server? If so you may need to contact the service provider for assistance.
You may want to turn off what ever spam/junk mail filter is being used. Another solution might be to copy the mail you want to keep to a folder on your hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2011 12:19 PM (in response to Martin Pace)Thanks for the prompt reply.
I can't think of anything that would update the Junk filter. I haven't made any adjustments since well before this problem began.
I use multiple ISPs and all accounts are affected... Gmail, and accounts on two different ISPs.
Turning off the junk filter defeats it's purpose.
I have backups via Time Machine, so there's not much point in saving messages to external files, either.
I appreciate your suggestions though. I've at least turned off "Empty Junk on Quit", so I won't accidentally lose the messages being converted to Junk automatically. I'll keep exploring, and report any success if I have any.G5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to cp_whaley)Minor update...
The problem hasn't gone away, but it now appears that the messages that are automatically and randomly jumping into my junk folder are being COPIED there, not moved there.
Consequently, each time I've been dragging all those messages out of Junk and back into my Inbox, I've been adding to the problem. Next time around there are more and more messages that get randomly moved to Junk because the extra copies I dragged back are coming along too. The number of problem messages goes up exponentially.
I've got the Remove Duplicates AppleScript running now to confirm this. Judging by progress so far, this may take 8-10 hours.G5 iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)