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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




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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