1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 9:30 PM by BDAqua
tmx3 Level 1 (75 points)

I had my laptop stolen recently so have moved my email account onto my old mac.


I set up the account a couple of days ago and it automatically downloaded messages from the server, as is normal.


However since then, when I have been composing messages using emails I have sent previously (following up potential clients I had emailed a month ago) 

messages suddenly  appear in "Mail activity" to be in the process of being sent when I am still composing messages. I have not pressed send and they do not appear on the server as sent.  I am worried as I don't want a half composed message to be sent or annoy people by sending more than one copy of the same email.


Mail also appears to be doing some intermittant downloading of large amounts of messages, which then do not show as unread.


This all seems very bizare and as I am self employed and this is my main account for dealing with my clients its worrying.


I have changed my passwords for the account when my laptop was stolen.


Many thanks!

mac pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    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 this folder & file to the Desktop.


    Move this Folder to the Desktop...




    Move this file to the Desktop...


    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index




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






    Note, in 10.5 & up /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/ may or may not exist.


    Make a new Smart Mailbox that only includes Unread Mails, do they show in that Smartbox?