Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to Cat\'s away)
I'm sorry, but you answer seems rather a tricky workaround than a real solution. Although it works, most surely TimeMachine isn't supposed to work like that! At least it should not...
I have exactly the same problem here and it has nothing to do with the version of Mail.app used when your data got backed up. I'm using ML since day one but when I try to recover a mail form last month the "official Apple way" through Mail.app, after clicking the "Recover" button, nothing happens. There should appear a folder "TimeMachine" in Mail.app's sidebar, but nothing happens! Looks like a bug to me. Has anyone found a solution for this?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 4:34 AM (in response to Werner Goldbach)
Thanks Linc, your advice worked for me, but I agree with Werner - this is a bug in Time Machine and we shouldn't have to resort to restoring mailbox files then importing them to get round it.
I deleted an e-mail account prematurely just a few days ago, and haven't updated Mail or anything like that in the meantime.
I was able to find the old mailbox in Time Machine, hit the restore button, Time Machine exits and a box appears stating 'Restoring Mailbox', but then it goes away and.. nothing - no folders created in Mail or anywhere else with restored messages.
Apple need to fix this or provide some advice.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2013 4:39 AM (in response to TimboRubio)
Mail does exit after being done restoring your mail. It is a bug BUT mail has been restored. Try making a smart mailbox. Use the criteria . "Contains all messages that match 'ALL' of the following conditions" select "Message is in Mailbox" scroll to "On my Mac" there you will see a folder "Time Machine" containing your restored emails/folders.
After closing your new smart selection you will see the recoverd messages.
All you have to do now is create a new mailbox and move the found messages from your smart selection.