2485 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2008 7:08 AM by Clea Rees
If your settings or mailboxes are messed up, updating will not help - and might even exacerbate the problem. You should certainly do maintenance before upgrading in any case - repair disk, repair permissions.
How did you lose Mail? Maybe that did more damage than first appeared.
Try using the option to rebuild your mailbox in Mail. See if that helps.
Permissions repaired; disk repaired, defraged using Drive Genius 2. None of that changed situation. How mail was lost is unknown. It was there the night before, next morning it was no there. To my knowledge I didn't do anything to it to cause that. Rebuilding the mailbox achieved nothing.
However I found help on this site back some 20 pages of messages on MAIL. From that I got mail up and accessing 3 of the 5 mailboxes. One is not setup right. The other had a pop-mailbox FOLDER with a totally different name than in the preferences; i was a pop-mail box that ended up with the POPemail@example.com when it should have been firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally I deleted all mailboxes in the right account; trashed the wrong account and started anew and imported the sent and received mail from a backup. The downside is that the imports show up in the separate mailboxes at the bottom of the list instead of IN the right mailboxes. But at least I can now get to them if needed. I may yet figure out how to merge then into the 'new' mailbox. Thanks for your help.