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IMAP Mail on Yahoo reappearing in Inbox after deleting/moving

1382 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 7:22 AM by Neville Hillyer RSS
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I am having an issue in Mail set up with Yahoo IMAP where Mail that has been deleted from the Inbox or filed into an IMAP subfolder is successfully moved to the corresponding subfolder/trash mailbox, but then reappears in the Inbox when checking mail. Is this an issue with Mail or Yahoo? How can I debug this problem? Can I output anything to a log file?



  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,425 points)

    What Mac and what version of OS X are you runnng?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)

    This is normal for IMAP if the local changes have not been communicated to the server. Did you deliberately go offline to make the changes? Your local changes need to be communicated to the server before mail is downloaded.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)

    I am not sure what is happening.


    Try looking at the server with the web interface?

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)

    Steffan Harris wrote:


    Currently, the settings are:

    1. Store deleted messages on the server.

    2. Move deleted messages to the Trash folder.

    3. Erase deleted messages when: Never.



    You could try:


    1 - Playing with the above settings


    2 - Trying another account on the Mac


    3 - Running 10.4.11 combo update to try and fix Mail


    4 - Trying another email client

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)

    It is more likely to be a server fault although it could be be some sort of mismatch between the client and server.


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