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  • 15. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    stayingaliveuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @dbk9999 thanks for the follow up, I appreciate that.Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 08.28.52.png

    I have done a rebuild from within the mail app, but I haven't deleted the envelop index files again, should I do that again?

     

    After doing the rebuild from within the app, it still numbers 7 flags that are ghosts and don't really exist.

     

    I guess it is not too bad, just a bit annoying.  Let's hope a proper fix is on its way soon.

     

    Many thanks for your support.

  • 16. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    dbk9999 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Impossible to say for sure, but what I'd do is delete the files again (I think there were four).  Quit Mail.  Restart computer.  Empty trash.  Launch Mail.  Rebuild.

     

    At least I think that is all I did.  I think after I deleted the files (but they were still in the trash), I may have rebuilt and only did the other steps after reading the problem of not being able to empty the trash and the problem coming back.

     

    I'm not sure how Rebuild works.  I mean, if you select the inbox and rebuild, does it rebuild that and every sub-mailbox under it?  In any case, I'd rebuild the inbox and then I'd go through every box I have and rebuild each of them one by one too.

     

    And hope your computer doesn't blow up!  That's just me being paranoid.

     

    BTW, so far my flagged mail has remained accurate.

  • 17. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    stayingaliveuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @dbk9999

     

    I decided to do some tidying up in mail, archiving messages, deleting folders etc. A big clear out basically.

     

    Then all of a sudden I saw in my archive box 63 messages as unread. So I selected them all and marked them as read. Then noticed a whole bunch of message that looked as if they were corrupted, about 10 or so.

     

    The sender was apple and a whole lot of rubbish, but the body of the message was OK. Anyway thought nothing of it and deleted them.

     

    I have just completed the exercise and the ghosts flags have gone!! And the only ones that are flagged are the correct count.

     

    Yippeeeee!!!

     

    No idea what I did, but I suggest anyone who is reading this, look in your archive folder, the offending ghost message may be sitting there.

     

    Good luck!

  • 18. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    dbk9999 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Just goes to show that can be many reasons for the same problem!

  • 19. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    stayingaliveuk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found another couple of offending ghosts and was able to see what it said. When I sent them to trash my flags count went down by two. So these are the offending items, well at least on my machine.

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  • 20. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    EvelynQR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Things here r just in contrast. 

     

    I flagged some emails, but it's empty in "flagged" folder within every color catalog.  There's even no number (how many email flagged) on it. It's just nothing here!!!!

     

    I rebuild, reindex, do everything u guys just mentioned above. But it still doesn't work!

     

    Any idea?

     

    EMERGENCY!!!!!!

  • 21. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    alexander205 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem. I've deleted files and rebuild indexes twice - not working. I'm Thinking about switch back to 10.8. Mavericks 10.9.1 is so buggy and so unstable

  • 22. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    EvelynQR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So does it work switching back to 10.8?

  • 23. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    alexander205 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    EvelynQR wrote:

     

    So does it work switching back to 10.8?

     

    Try this:

     

    sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

     

    and then

     

    sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.metadata.mds.plist

     


  • 24. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    EvelynQR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    uhmmmm it sounds...helpful.....but I'm a kinda computer idiot, so can u explain it more specific....

     

    I mean... where to type what u give? n then what else should I do?

  • 25. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    alexander205 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    EvelynQR wrote:

     

    uhmmmm it sounds...helpful.....but I'm a kinda computer idiot, so can u explain it more specific....

     

    I mean... where to type what u give? n then what else should I do?

    Sorry. You need run launchpad(pinch thumb with three fingers or click on spotlight, loupe icon near your name on top panel and type there "launchpad" without quotes). When you open launchpad app with list of application icons, type "terminal" in top input field and press enter. You will see white window with black text and flashing coursore, just copy first line from previous post and paste(CMD+V) it to app, press enter. It will ask you to enter password, just type here your password, it will not be showed in application. Do the same copy-paste operation for the second line.

  • 26. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    EvelynQR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thx Alexander~

     

    I just followed what u said but unfortunately it didn't work

     

    Anyway~ thx

  • 27. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    alexander205 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you click on spotlight icon do you see something like this?

     

    20130704-06-Spotlight-Indexing.jpg

  • 28. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    EvelynQR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    no?

  • 29. Re: Flagged folder in Mail, in Mavericks
    texncali Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does this process of deleting the "envelope" folders cause you to have to reorganize your emails? I deleted 3 folders (what I had in the library/mail) and then reopened Mail. Mail started like it was the first time I used it and started to download my messages. I got scared thinking I was going to have to reorganize 1000s of emails so I clicked cancel in the middle of the downloading, went back to trash and put the 3 folders back. I wasn't sure what would be the case after that! Looks like a case of divine intervention because everything looks organized like it was and even the flagged count disappeared. What the heck!???

     

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