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Mail:  Can't view my reply to an incoming email

532 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2013 4:16 PM by mynameismyname RSS
mynameismyname Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 1, 2013 6:55 PM

(My) Mail has been always "temperamental"....  Suddenly, since couple days ago, when I click on the curved arrow (see screen shot) next to an older incoming email to which I've replied in the past -- I can't view my reply, I have to open my Sent folder and search for my reply....


OS 10.5.8 • Mail v.3.6 (936)


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Mac OS X (10.5.8), 5 GB Ram
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)

    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




    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...






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

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)

    The most important thing is to first Safe Boot Or Repair the Disk BEFORE Repairing Permissisions.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)

    Mail is a bit buggy, like every Apple App, including the OS, but consider not moving things you may ever want to view, not to the Trash, but to some new folder you create, & empty the Trash in Mail.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)

    Personally, I'd make a 2011 folder for all 2011 eMails, a 2012 folder for 2012 eMails, etc.


    I don't think the number is too high, but have never seen that many in the Trash folder.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)

    I'm not sure it's the problem, but I'd start with that.


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