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1950 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 9:29 AM by BDAqua RSS
Ron Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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Jan 4, 2013 11:44 PM

I wish to rebuild my MacPro's mail but Rebuild is greyed out.   How can I achieve this please?   The reason for wanting a rebuild is because I've  now over a dozen deleted emails that have retained headers in my incoming mail area after having been deleted and I can't get rid of those headers.

MacPro - 2 x 250 HD 500gb Ext. Lacie- 6gb RAM - FCS2 - FCP6.05 - DVD SP, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Ron)

    Hi Ron,


    Did you highlight a particular Mailbox first to get the Rebuild choice un-grayed out?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to Ron)

    OK, just asking, is there more than one account in the Inbox, mine has 5 and highlighting Inbox it's still grayed out, I have to open the inbox & choose one of the 5.


    If it still doesn't work...


    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 (114,825 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to Ron)

    Thanks, glad you're OK.


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