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Smartfolders full of emails from Trash

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Nov 22, 2012 6:24 AM

My Smart Mailboxes (Mail 4.6 in Snew Leopard) used to be a massive time-saver.   Past tense.


They are now clogged with multiple copies of each email (mainly gmail) message, many being in Trash (where multiple means as many as 50 copies of each message).   I have deleted everything in Trash.  The unwanted messages also include  Drafts, which I do not keep and have also become a time-waster. 


The messages in Trash show up as two copies a minute, which is infuriating, since the Trash I manage is empty. 


Equally baffling is the "Mailbox" called "Important" - not found on my Mac.   Should I be looking elsewhere?


I often set up the Smart Mailboxes to have all mail To or From certain sets of individuals. This means that sometimes I use ANY of 10 or more conditions.  Until recently, this worked fine.


Just what are these mails in Trash mailbox, which appears to be empty.   The Mailboxes storing the contents of my  Smart Mailboxes appear to be restricted to about


Any suggestions as to how I can regain my productivity?



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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