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Mail:  Cannot delete email

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drjoan827 Calculating status...
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Nov 4, 2012 10:01 AM

I have IMAC running 10.5.7

I have an email in my inbox.  When i try to delete it, the computer crashes (the pinwheel runs forever).  Probably a corrupt file.  How can I delete this?  Is there another file somewhere else on the computer where emails are stored and I can delete from there?

Imac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to drjoan827)



    Likely it is Mail or disk corruption.


    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...




    Move this file to the Desktop...


    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index




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


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