Can you confirm that the following are correct?
1 - Your problem is with Apple Mail
2 - Your OS is 10.5.7
3 - You have a 2006 MacBook Pro
4 - You use IMAP
5 - You have one account on gmail and one on iCloud
6 - Mail/Preferences/Accounts shows no other accounts
I've noticed that when I start email I get this weird message on the lower right side titled Mail Activity that I am getting emails - yet nothing shows up.
I have 2 email accounts - gmail and iCloud mail
I've gone to boht, cleared them out, and then a few moinutes ago the Mail Activity bar says receiving 548 emails....whoa ...like from where
With Gmail (depending on whether you have a POP3 or IMAP account as well as on the preferences in both Mail and the Gmail server) the only way to permanently delete e-mail is by removing it from the "All Mail" folder. Many users find they can only do this by using WebMail and their browser to access the folder.
I've run ClamXav and the only thing that came up were:
42934.emix (as above)
Here's my standard guidance as to how to handle infected e-mails:
Never use ClamXav (or any other A-V software) to move (quarantine) or delete e-mail. It will corrupt the mailbox index which could cause loss of other e-mail and other issues with functions such as searching. It may also leave the original e-mail on your ISP's e-mail server and will be re-downloaded to your hard drive the next time you check for new mail.
So, if you choose to "Scan e-mail content for malware and phishing" in the General Preferences, make sure you do not elect to either Quarantine or Delete infected files.
When possibly infected e-mail files are found:
- Right-click/Control-click on either the infection or file name in the ClamXav window.
- Select "Reveal In Finder" from the pop-up menu.
- When the window opens, double-click on the file to open the message in your e-mail client application.
- Read the message and if you agree that it is junk/spam/phishing then use the e-mail client's delete button to delete it (this is especially important when the word "Heuristics" appears in the infection name).
- If you disagree and choose to retain the message, return to ClamXav and choose "Exclude From Future Scans" from the pop-up menu.
- If this is a g-mail account and those messages continue to show up after you have deleted them in the above manner, you may need to log in to webmail using your browser, go to the "All Mail" folder, find the message(s) and use the delete button there to permanently delete them from the server.
To fix the corrupted mailbox index(es), highlight each one that was corrupted and choose Rebuild from the "Mailbox" menu.
1. yes - apple mail is where i see the mail activity status bar
3. no - mac pro
6. that's correct
Also, I jusr went back into Gmail and recleared all email via web mail and browser.
I used Clam Xav and when i used the Reveal in Finder i did find around 20 or so emails titled .emix
I did delete these and email is running ok
In an hour I will go back down and launch email again and see if I still see mail activity bar show up
Why are you using such an old OS as Leopard and not even the latest version of that?
Minimum OS: 10.4.7
Maximum OS: 10.7.5
Introduced: August 2006
Terminated: January 2008
CPU: Intel Xeon 5100 Series ("Woodcrest")
CPU Speed: 2x2.6 GHz
CPU Cores: 2
I do not see an activity bar on my Leopard Mail v 3.6.
I advise altering virus software to not check email.
You may still see some activity with IMAP as it has to ensure local and remote folders are synchronised - they might never synchronise properly if local folders have been 'illegally' altered by another application such as virus software.
Sorry - I am using 10.7.5
On my email in the lower left corner there's grayed box called mail activity.
when email is arriving a bar shows up and lets me know how many emails are incoming.
As I said before I cleaned out GMAIL via web
Now when I opened email I got 2-3 incoming bars - one showed three incoming messages - that showed up in gmail
The another started saying there were 298 incoming messages - have no idea where these are as I have no other account
Frankly, I am concerned that I have something embedded deep into my Mac Pro - maybe in a side HD or something that is actually controlled by someone else....unless its like you say there is remote synchroization between gmail and mail v 5.3 - i don't have leopard mail
I do not plan to use virus s/w to alter email
As said before I found the emails via finder and deleted them...
Lower left corner is more credible - you previously said right.
Perhaps look at Mail/Preferences/Accounts to see if you have another account.
Normally you should not delete emails except from within email clients - it confuses their mail indexing. However, if you want to dump all mail and start again you could try:
1 - Quit Mail
2 - Trash /Users/user-name/Library/Mail
3 - Start Mail
You may have to regenerate a few things such as local mailbox structure, signature, rules etc but your account settings should be retained.
I doubt that anything is being controlled by somebody else.
Frankly, I am concerned that I have something embedded deep into my Mac Pro - maybe in a side HD or something that is actually controlled by someone else....
What behavior, other than this mail anomaly, leads you to this conclusion? Have you given anybody else physical access to your computer? Are any of the boxes in System Preferences->Sharing checked? Do you use an unprotected or weakly protected WiFi network?