2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2008 2:25 PM by HenryS
RPTB1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have a bunch of smart mailboxes for tracking down things I need to deal with. When I first click on one of these after launching Mail, it has pretty much random contents. Usually it has some of the messages I expect, but also a lot of other random messages. Then, if I click on a different smart mailbox and click back, it has a different set of random messages. If I keep doing this, then after a while it seems to settle down to the messages I was expecting.

Thinking this might be a fault in Spotlight indexing, I've rebuilt my Spotlight indexes (with "sudo mdutil -E /" if you wish to know) but that has not improved anything.

Any similar expierences or suggestions?

MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • RPTB1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have also tried rebuilding the mail Envelope Index (by moving it aside, restarting Mail, and allowing it to rebuild). That doesn't help either.
  • HenryS Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
    RPTB1 wrote:
    I have a bunch of smart mailboxes for tracking down things I need to deal with. When I first click on one of these after launching Mail, it has pretty much random contents.


    Same thing here. Each mailbox also shows new messages (the little indicator is on with a number in it) after I have deleted some others, but when I open that mailbox the new messages aren't there. The indicator goes back to normal. Is all this due to an indexing problem?

    Seems to also be true on Mail on either of my CPUs and at all times. Worse when mail has been moved or deleted.