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Deleted Mail "On My Mac" still showing up

295 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2005 1:33 PM by Allan Sampson RSS
David Laduke Calculating status...
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Nov 22, 2005 12:50 PM
I use Tiger, with Mail 2.0.5 (746/746.2).

I have spam auto-filtered into a "Spam" mailbox/folder on my Mac so that it doesn't go to the trouble of synchronizing with my IMAP server. (I started using SpamSieve for this because I get so much spam.)

I have a little cron job that periodically deletes messages from this folder.

The problem is, the messages still show up in Mail, when I click on the Spam folder. When I click on one of the deleted messages, it says the message "has not been downloaded from the server. You need to take this account online in order to download it."

But the message isn't on a server - it's on my Mac - and it no longer exists.

Any way to clue Mail in to the fact that these messages have been deleted?

I do this with Mail on an IMAP server and it works great.

Thanks,

Dave
PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Nov 22, 2005 1:05 PM (in response to David Laduke)
    This message indicates the "On My Mac" spam mailbox you created has some corruption.

    As a first step, try using the Rebuild Mailbox function on this mailbox. If never used, try running it several times.
    PowerBook G4 17-inch 1.67GHz - 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 7200rpm/100GB HD, Click-Wheel iPod
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Nov 22, 2005 1:33 PM (in response to David Laduke)
    You're welcome.

    Since the mailbox is new and less than a week old, this may be caused by using a script outside of Mail to delete messages from this mailbox since I haven't experienced the same with any of my mailboxes under Tiger Mail.

    It is a good idea to use the Rebuild Mailbox function on the most active mailboxes on a regular basis but I do so on a monthly or every couple of weeks basis depending on activity.
    PowerBook G4 17-inch 1.67GHz - 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.3), 7200rpm/100GB HD, Click-Wheel iPod

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