Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to Mac.Harry)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 4:55 PM (in response to Glenn Leblanc)
no they are gone and i created new ones.
And i can repeat this behavior.
thanks in advance!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 5:03 PM (in response to Mac.Harry)
When they disappear, check your MailData Folder and see if the smartmailbox.plist files are still there.
You might also try looking at the Saved Application State folder in your home library. Check the com.apple.mail.savedState folder and see if it's locked. If not, try trashing that folder.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 29, 2012 2:46 AM (in response to Glenn Leblanc)
it seems that deleting the Saved Application State folder solved this issue.
Many thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 4:28 AM (in response to Mac.Harry)
I'm having the same problem. Whatever Smart Mailboxes and Smart Mailbox Folders I create - they just disappear when I quit and relaunch Mail. I've tried deleting com.apple.mail.SavedState, but to no avail; I have also delected SmartMailboxes.plist and its backup, but, again, without success. Mail simply fails to update SmartMailboxes.plist, no matter how many new Smart Mailboxes and Folders I create. Any idea how I could force it to?
Running 10.7.3 on white polycarbonate MacBook.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to Zenodotos)
Same here, none of the tricks above worked.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to Sebastien BARRE)
SAme thin happened after I installed Mountain Lion - all mailboxes are gone, but inbox, sent, trash, junk emails remained.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to jh43)
Same here after upgrading to Mountain Lion. It's really mind boggling, I mean, they added VIP mailboxes, yet nobody at Apple tested the smart mailboxes?! It takes litterally one minute to create a smart mailbox folder, put a few smart mailboxes in it, quit Mail.app and restart, and watch them disappear. You can not miss that bug!
Anyway I highly recommend Thunderbird instead. Smart Mailboxes work great there.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Sebastien BARRE)
Same here. None of this worked and I have to re-set up the smart mailboxes every day. This is so frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to Mac.Harry)
Do yourself a favor and switch to either Postbox, or Thunderbird. The Smart Mailboxes work great there.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to Mac.Harry)
Having same issue. Done all of the above.
Ugh! So annoying.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to Dizzyboy)
Apple tech support had me create a new user account on the machine, log in to that account and set up an IMAP mail account. After I did this, I set up a few smart mailboxes on the dummy account, then logged off.
When I logged back in under my main account, I re-added the smart mailboxes again and this time, they remained...
It's kind of a round about way to fix it, but it worked for me.