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Mail malfunctioning in different ways between iMac, MacBook pro and iPhone

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Aug 31, 2012 8:52 AM

I yesterday purchased an iMac from a friend and under her recommendation installed OS ML on both it and my MacBook Pro.


Now mail and the syncing between the three is being completely whacky; it works fine on my MacBook pro, on my iPhone i have emails from the last two days then it skips to emails from 2010, on my iMac on the other hand, all the emails appear to be fine in the subjects, but then the contents of the email are completely screwed up, for instance in the body of an Email from the iTunes store with the title 'Your Receipt ####' will actually have the contents of an email a friend sent me in 2007 ?!


What is going on? Also I am really unsavvy so I have no idea if this is something I did??




OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • TStam Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Too much going on here to understand. You should break this down into the mail issues for each device and then separately for sycing. Are you using POP email, Exchange, other? How are you syncing? - iCloud, Exchange?


    If I had to guess and you are using POP, seems like the iMac had corruption in the mail database either before or during the ML update. I believe ML Mail makes changes to the database the first time it runs. Do you have a backup? You may be able to try again or restore from there.


    To understand the sync issue you need to provide more information.


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