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1774 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 21, 2010 3:18 PM by Jaymz
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2006 12:39 PM (in response to Jaymz)Hello James.
Doubtful this is a worm that is bypassing the account's Inbox mailbox since a worm must be activated in some fashion and the process of downloading a message that includes an attachment infected with a worm cannot activate any worm by itself.
Is this account a POP or IMAP type account?
If a POP type account, what is your account preference for removing messages from the server when downloaded by the Mail.app?
Has this happened once or continues to happen?
If it continues, have you checked the account via webmail access?
If not and if remove messages from the server when downloaded is set to right away, deselect the setting so all messages will remain on the server after being downloaded by the Mail.app.
When the same occurs again, check the account via webmail access for these messages.PowerBook G4 17-inch/1.67GHz/1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.7), 7200rpm-100GB HD, iPod w/Video
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2006 6:54 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)Hi
Thanks for the advice. I have now tried what you suggested but to no avail. It is a POP account. I turned off the 'Delete Messagesd Immediately' faciltiy, let some mails come through for a few days and then checked messages vie webmail. The same ones were listed on webmail as were in my inbox. No sign of the Graven or Calligraphy emails.
Strangely it is not happening all the time, every now and again and also seems to be doing it when other mails come through. If I send a single mail to myself it says it is receiving 3 (inc Graven and Calligraphy) and only giving me the one i sent.
Any more ideas? I am out of em!!iMac G4 17 Flat Panel 768mb Ram, Lacie 250gb HD, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2006 10:35 AM (in response to Jaymz)Hi James.
I don't fully understand what your problem is, but this could be a rules issue:
1. Quit Mail.
2. In the Finder, go to ~/Library/Mail/.
3. Locate MessageSorting.plist and move it to the Desktop. If there is a file called MessageSorting.plist.backup, move it to the Desktop too. If you were using Mac OS X 10.4.x (Mail 2.x), the relevant files would be MessageRules.plist and MessageRules.plist.backup instead.
4. Open Mail. As a result of removing the rules file, the junk filter will be disabled now. You may want to either tell Mail to go offline immediately after opening it, or shut down the Internet connection before opening Mail, to prevent it from downloading anything until the junk mail filter has been enabled again.
5. Go to Mail > Preferences > Junk Mail, enable junk filtering, and configure it however you wish.
6. Go online again if you went offline in step 4.
If the problem persists after doing this, then you know the rules have no bearing on it, and you may move the files on the Desktop back to the ~/Library/Mail/ folder, overwriting any files Mail may have created anew there (quit Mail first).
Note: For those not familiarized with the ~/ notation, it refers to the user's home folder, i.e. ~/Library is the Library folder within the user's home folder.iMac G5 17" (iSight), Mac OS X (10.4.7)