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Content of email displays incorrectly

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RusskieGirl Calculating status...
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Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM

I have been having an unusual problem with some of my emails. Some of them seem to lose the content sent and have an old email showing instead. However, if I check my email on my iPhone, the email appears correctly with the correct content. If I move the email to a local folder on my mac, it's still wrong. If I move it back to the .mac inbox, the entire email changes so that it now shows the old email header and body.


This started about 2-3 weeks ago and it seems to pick random emails! As an example, I see that I have a new email from my cousin but when I open it up, it's an order confirmation from something a couple of years ago. I haven't changed anything on the mac that I know of.


Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,825 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to RusskieGirl)

    Bootup holding CMD+r, or the Option/alt key to boot from the Restore partition & use Disk Utility from there to Repair the Disk, then Repair Permissions.


    Reboot, highlight that Mailbox in Mail & choose Rebuild from Mail's Mailbox menu.


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