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Gmail Sent Mail messages missing

2274 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2011 4:42 PM by tonydenson RSS
tonydenson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 15, 2011 5:06 AM
I use Apple Mail for my GMail iMap account and I am suddenly missing the last 6 months Sent messages. Given that it's iMap, would it be safe to just delete the account and reenter it in the hope that the problem then just comes out in the wash.
13" MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,970 points)
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    Jan 15, 2011 5:16 AM (in response to tonydenson)
    Go to Mail -> Preferences, click Accounts, select the GMail account and click the the Mailbox Behaviors tab. How is Mail set to handle Sent messages for that account?
    17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,970 points)
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    Jan 15, 2011 9:20 AM (in response to tonydenson)
    Then your sent messages have not been saved on the GMail server, so deleting the account and re-creating it will not help. If that setting was changed recently, you may have them on the server, though, so log on to GMail via the web site and check to be sure.

    As to where they went, I don't know. You could try rebuilding the mailbox (Mailbox -> Rebuild), but if that doesn't fix it, and they're not on the server, then you're out of luck unless you've got those messages in a backup. If you haven't been backing up, they're gone.
    17" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)


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