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MS1234 Calculating status...
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Apr 2, 2012 8:44 AM

I keep old messages in Mailboxes. They are listed there with full details of From, To, Subject, Date, no. of attachments and size... but, when I want to look at the messages, they are totally blank.

 

I have Mail 3.6 on a MacPro with OSX v10.5.8.  The "blank" messages (and Mailboxes) will have been created in earlier versions of Mail and an earlier OS.

 

Please can anyone help?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to MS1234)

    You might just need to Rebuild the Mailbox, highlight that Mailbox & choose Mail>Mailbox>Rebuild.

     

    Do you have backups of these, we may need to Import, but let's see.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to MS1234)

    Great news Mike, thanks!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 1:09 PM (in response to MS1234)

    Not certain, but this can fix myriad Mail problems...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup),  it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go, run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, then move this folder & file to the Desktop.

     

    Move this Folder to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/

     

    Move this file to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index

     

    Reboot.

     

    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.backup

     

    Note, in 10.5 & up /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/ may or may not exist.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 2, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to MS1234)

    Mike, see in Mail>Preferences>General if there's a setting for Mail Downloads, perhaps it's a different folder!?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to MS1234)

    Whew, it getting more perplexing, not less!?

     

    Get EasyFind...

     

    http://www.devon-technologies.com/download/

     

    Near the bottom of the page.

     

    Use it to search your whole drive for case insensitive & show invisibles...

     

    .emlx

     

    (dot ee em el ex)

     

    Sort by Location to see if there might be an unusual location. Sort by Date to see if we find any in the missing time frame.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 3, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to MS1234)

    Whoa, do you have any eMails showing in Mail at all??? If so it should at least list them!?

     

    In finder open the Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/ folder, you should see some accounts there, keep opening folders to see if there are any .EMLX files.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,675 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to MS1234)

    Whew, OK Mike, looking forward to getting this all straight.

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