Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 7:24 PM (in response to Was Me Again)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 9:08 PM (in response to captfred)
I only wish this was the cas But NOTHING shows up for that account in that one or similar Message rules.
All filters I have tried show ONE LESS message than the total of Unread messages.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 10:25 PM (in response to Was Me Again)
I've had this happen go me a couple times and it has been a message in the Trash. Click the Trash and see if that is where it is.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 10:30 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
I should have Said I have opened every folder in mail ONE by ONE & run filters on it to find no unread mail
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to Was Me Again)
I found a solution
Delete the account & recreate it
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 10:31 AM (in response to Was Me Again)
I was able to get rid of this happening in a Smart Mailbox with 1 unread message in one or more Smart Mailboxes. I have not found the source of the problem nor a solution but was able to get rid of the "1" unread message displaying next to the Smart Mailbox.
Right-click the Smart Mailbox and click Duplicate Smart Mailbox. This will remove the "1" from ALL the Smart Mailboxes having this problem. Then, delete the duplicate you just created to clean-up. Just a couple of clicks to get rid of the annoying problem.
Here is my configuration:
MAC OSX 10.7.2
Accounts: Some POP and Google POP
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 10:40 PM (in response to Was Me Again)
Instead of deleting the accounts and recreating them, I found it much easier (and what worked for me) was to go into Mail>Preferences>Accounts and then disable each account one by one until you found the offending account. After that I just re-enabled my accounts again and the problem was solved. For what its worth in my case it was an IMAP account that had to be disabled and re-enabled. This, in my opion, seems faster than deleting and recreating accounts.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to UpWay2L8)
Your solution to remove the "ghost unread message" worked after I disabled all my accounts and also after I restarted Mail - because after disabling all the accounts the problem was still there. When I started enabling my accounts one-by-one, the "ghost message" did not reappear. Ghost msg was gone but probably only for now. I do not have any IMAP account and also did not find the offending account. But, I like your solution better than my previous posting which I can no longer recreate.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 5:09 AM (in response to Was Me Again)
I'm able to duplicate this problem by opening Mail, clicking inbox and just doing a paste. (command + v)
I ust have done this accidently and created 'ghost unread messages' but I'm not able to resolve the provlem by disabling or trying the smart mailbox options.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to Was Me Again)
This happens often with imap accounts like gmail.
You have a combined inbox on the top in the sidebar in Mail.
As soon as yo have read the mail, it will not be in the unread list there.
But lower down you will also have the same imap folder where this particular unread email is still listed as unread.
It will solve itself as soon as the mail account has synchronised ( set "check for new messages" to a short time) again. When there is a high server load this sync comes even later.