Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to Peter Berglund)
Ok, so if we were going to do that with mail, the idea is to move the mail to local, then delete with the above script, delete all the mail on icloud, then merge/move the cleaned up mail to icloud. How do we move the mail to local?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to dannymichel)
On the left pane of Mail is a list of all your folders.
At the bottom is a + icon. Click that, make new mail box and when it askes, choose "On My Mac"... drage all your emails into that.
Do the same for each folder you want to copy from iclooud to your mac (inbox, drafts, sent etc)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to dannymichel)
Yes, it does the same thing to me: the script stops responding and I have to force quit. I have now more than 21000 messages not counting the duplicates. They are from several IMAP accounts, two from University servers and a couple from google, plus an i-cloud one.
Without hyperbole, I have thousands of duplicates, triplicates, quadruples, pentaples, exaples, eptaples, octaples, enneaples,... you get the concept.
I should get rid of all them somehow. I might ask the technicians at my university to help but that would mean giving up the machine for days and I can't afford noty having it. I need it to work, even on weekends.
There might be a way to fix at least the IMAP accounts, i.e., delete and reinstall the accounts themselves. I will try that when I am connected on a LAN.
I use the email as an archive for work but I am very close to throwing away ALL my messages and start over with a clean slate.
If someone else on this thread has a similar problem and does not mind sharing any solutions, I will be forever grateful. Thanks for reading and for all the many things I have learned from this forum.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to RedHavoc)
- Run the script
- all the duplicates are removed and stored in a back-up folder it creates
Alas, when I ran this script, it appeared to remove messages that were not duplicates.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 1:46 AM (in response to dannymichel)
Yup still freezing up on me when mail is local on Lion
Same thing here: The script is freezing. I've tried it with four several local mailboxes containing appr. 4'000 to appr. 12'000 emails with appr. 25 percent duplicates, triplicates etc.
Is there really no way to remove such duplicates in Mail.app 6.3?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2013 7:56 PM (in response to RedHavoc)
I was looking into this and I think I found a pretty good advance with this... (at least I don't see duplicates from the moment I applied the settings on gmail)... hope this works for somebody else.