7 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2011 9:27 PM by BDAqua
Eclipse Now Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi all,

I'm using Mac mail in Leopard.

 

I've got some problems with Mail, but the main thing I'm wondering now is whether Mac support ongoing development of Mail for G5? Probably not hey?

 

Mail has the little red flag (or circle) telling me there 1 new email that I have not read, but I cannot find it. I have rules specifying where to send various category of email, but it has never 'hidden' the email before and always showed which email box had new emails in it.

 

What have I turned off or what has broken, and how do I find where my email is? Cheers.


G5, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    >I've got some problems with Mail, but the main thing I'm wondering now is whether Mac support ongoing development of Mail for G5? Probably not hey?

     

    Correct, no Mail updates for 10.5.x, no more apple updates foe PPC... well, possibly one more Security update or such, but...

     

    On the missing Mail, make a Smart Mailbox that just shows Unread Mail, I think it'll show up there.

     

    Not certain, but this can fix myriad Mail problems...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup),  it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go, run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, then move these folder & file to the Desktop.

     

    Move this Folder to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/

     

    Move this file to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index

     

    Reboot.

     

    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.backup

  • Eclipse Now Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that. I've got to moving the Caches/Mail and Envelope Index to the desktop, rebooted, and then 300+ email flags came up.

     

    It was like this whole bunch of unread emails I quickly dumped in my 'comedy' list suddenly popped into Mail's awareness. What have I done to my email by moving these things to the desktop, and do I have to put these folders back?

  • Eclipse Now Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just wonder why the little number that usually comes up next to the folder/s has sometimes disappeared?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    >What have I done to my email by moving these things to the desktop, and do I have to put these folders back?

     

    You made it rethink all it's numbers & locations so to speak. You can trash those things you moved to the desktop.

     

    >I just wonder why the little number that usually comes up next to the folder/s has sometimes disappeared?

     

    It should be blank when there are zero unread for the Inbox, Drafts & such is the total number.

  • Eclipse Now Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much for your help: the Unread smartbox is also a nice way of double checking what is happening. This seems to be fixed! Cheers!

  • Eclipse Now Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hang on... I should have clicked on "Correct Answer". You've fixed this issue for me, thanks.... is there a way I can mark this thread 'Answered' or Solved? Do we still do that here? I've lost track of some of the recent changes.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,655 points)

    Is this the correct Answer.Solution...

     

    On the missing Mail, make a Smart Mailbox that just shows Unread Mail, I think it'll show up there.

     

    Not certain, but this can fix myriad Mail problems...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup),  it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go, run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, then move these folder & file to the Desktop.

     

    Move this Folder to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/

     

    Move this file to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index

     

    Reboot.

     

    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.backup