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Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2009 2:28 PM (in response to Peter Leitner)Didn't work for me either. I still have emails I can't delete. They just won't go in the Trash!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), migrated 3 years ago
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2009 2:45 PM (in response to adamast)adamast,
add me to the choir. I ran into this problem today and your solution worked perfectly.
Thanks!Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2009 8:38 PM (in response to adamast)I must add my thanks! Apple should post this and pay you for it!iMac G5 at home, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Win XP Pro @ work; IPT 2nd gen
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2009 9:49 AM (in response to adamast)I'm glad I found this solution. Thanks a lot!MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2009 11:38 AM (in response to adamast)Thank you very much for your help ! I installed leopard on a macbook & on my G5: the same problem happends. So thank you again for spending time to help poor users like me !
Greetingsmacbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2009 7:16 PM (in response to adamast)THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! Your fix worked great and saved me hours of frustration!!
Thank you Thank you!!
Love these forums!G5, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2009 10:14 AM (in response to adamast)Onyx did it for me.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2009 7:39 PM (in response to adamast)BEAUTIFUL after so many hours! Thank You! Problem finished! Many Thanks, you are an angel.imac, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2ghz intel core 2 duo os 10.5.6
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2009 8:00 AM (in response to adamast)wow....so simple....
thanks so much.
Gotta love google....took me about 20 seconds to find your awesome fix for this.
FYI...there is also an update for mail for anyone using 10.5.6 so any other mail issues people are having may be fixed with this update.
Once again, thanks for posting this.
Saved me untold frustration and upset.
Cheers.iHack Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2009 2:59 PM (in response to adamast)Add my Thank You! to the list. Upgraded my Intel iMac from 10.4.x to 10.5.6 and Mail was broken. This did the trick.
Thanks Again!!2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2009 5:57 PM (in response to adamast)Adam-
Wow! Nice job and thank you! I upgraded today from 10.4.11 to 10.5.6 and Mail died exactly as you described!
I used your technique and got Mail running. But as others said, I lost my nearly 50 Mail Rules and all junk mail learning. ;(
My question is this- given the immense response to your thread, I have to ask "how on earth did Apple screw this up THIS bad??" I could see it if we were migrating from one company's mail program to another's- but from one version of Apple Mail to another? As a 25 year Mac user, all I can say is sad, sad, sad.
Anyhow, thanks again Adam! The jury is still out if I'm going back to Tiger or not. I can restore to my Tiger backup faster than I can re-create all my Mail rules, so that's how I'm leaning...
DaveiMac 24" Core 2 Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2009 7:28 AM (in response to adamast)One thought on this obviously wide-spread issue. Did it happen to anyone previous to 10.5.6? It appears all the posts on this started in December around the time 10.5.6 was released.
And if so, would it help if when one upgraded from 10.4.x, you did NOT update to 10.5.6 until AFTER running Mail the first time? i.e. run the installer DVD which presumably will put 10.5.1 (or something similar) onto your Mac. Then run Mail. Then download and install 10.5.6.
Or has this problem been around much longer than I think? Anyone tried it as I suggested above and STILL had this problem?
DaveiMac 24" Core 2 Extreme, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2009 11:37 AM (in response to Dave_K.)Hey gang-
I've discovered something important about this bug and I wish I could get the word out to save folks the trouble we all went through. After encountering this problem, I reverted back to Tiger from my cloned backup. I then re-installed Leopard, but this time I DID NOT APPLY THE 10.5.6 update. I launched Mail and it works flawlessly- importing all my old mail, rules, folders, etc.
Like most of you, I had been running Tiger 10.4.11 and Mail 2.1.1. My Leopard install disk has version 10.5.1 and Mail 3.1. The Tiger 10.5.6 update installs Mail 3.5.
So, the question is, where does the problem begin- is it with 10.5.6 itself? The Combo updater? Or something in Mail 3.5?
At this point, I have no intention of finding out! I now have Leopard up and running and Mail is working flawlessly. I MAY download and run the 10.5.2 or 10.5.3 installers, but I'm leaving 10.5.5 and 10.5.6 alone for now. I'll keep an eye on the boards and maybe Apple will fix this in the 10.5.7 update.
Thanks again to Adam as well!
DaveiMac 24" Core 2 Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2009 5:51 AM (in response to adamast)Your Brilliant!!! ThanksMAC BOOK PRO, G5 QUAD, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2009 9:28 AM (in response to adamast)I upgraded to 10.5.6. and ran into this issue like so many others. I used the steps below and they worked great. Thank you for posting this fix.
My one problem I am having is that all my emails that were just located in my Inbox (an not filed into folders), I cannot find. Any emails I had placed in folders all imported just fine. I have two mailboxes (one for me and one for my wife) so anything not filed away in folders did not show up. Any ideas how to retrieve these messages? Any help would be great!iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6)