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How do you stop Mail App from recovering deleted emails

230 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2013 4:24 AM by Jake_Russel RSS
Jake_Russel Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Jan 17, 2013 2:04 AM

I use Mail app to manage multiple email boxes. Whenever I send a message, it will fail and ask me to send through another server. If it fails, it will infinitely ask this question. Also when I cancel it, it will infinitely recover and try to send the message. Even when I delete the mail box, it will bring it back. That email address is now unusable through the mail app because it shows the spinning wheel and tries to send/recover the one deleted message over and over.

 

I have read on this forum that if you delete the invisible folder below, it will get rid of the problem

 

~/Library/Mail/IMAP-<username>@domain.tld@imap.domain.tld/.OfflineCache

 

Where is this folder? There is no folder in Library that is named "Mail". So I don't know what to do.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    I am not sure about our initial problem, but I think you are looking in the /Library folder rather than the ~/Library folder.

     

    if you wish to access your personal libray folder, with the mail sub-directory, go to Finder, and then hold the option key down while selecting the Go menu.  Then select Library.  You should see a Mail sub-directory there.

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