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  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    Pear shaped

     

    Belly Up

     

    NFG

     

    FUBAR

     

    All mean roughly the same thing.

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    Absolutely!!

     

    altv

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Should have kept my mouth shut. The last two e mails that came in following postings on here have now vanished from my Inbox. Is there some setting that dictates that when they have been read, they go off to somewhere?

     

    Thanks

     

    altv

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    Take a screenshot of the settings you are using (obscure the email address) and post it here.

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    I have never done this before, but hopefully you can make what it is all about.Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 16.27.52.png

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    altv

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    You have no POP accounts, why do you think that you have 2?

     

    Your accounts (as displayed here) are all Imap and are all set to store mail on the server and on your local machine.

     

    Mail must be being moved by rules, check your rules, if necessary disable them for now. Also check that your mail (at the providers website) matches the mail in Mail.app on your local machine.

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    I said earlier that I have changed all my 2 POP addresses and created imap addresses for them. It seems to receive and send OK but will not retain them in my inbox and certainly does not retain them in my inbox on my webmail system.

     

    All the e mails from the notification system on this support forum have all vanished.

     

    Since you say they are supposed to be on the server and on my machine, why are they not showing? I am literally no further forward now than I was when I started this discussion. The Mail programme does not work and I cannot re-install it short of reinstalling the whole Mountain Lion OS. It seems to me to be just another thing that Apple cannot get right and on this machine, ever since I bought the thing, it has been so unstable as to be unbelievable.

     

    I am now at a loss as to what to do to get over the problem. The only thing I can think of is to ensure that any e mail I want to keep, as soon as I read it is to move it another folder where it will remain. So much for Inbox!! Which is obviously a misnomer for Outbox!!

     

    Thanks for looking at my problem though.

     

    altv

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    altv wrote:

     

    Csound1

     

    I said earlier that I have changed all my 2 POP addresses and created imap addresses for them. It seems to receive and send OK but will not retain them in my inbox and certainly does not retain them in my inbox on my webmail system.

     

    All the e mails from the notification system on this support forum have all vanished.

     

    Since you say they are supposed to be on the server and on my machine, why are they not showing? I am literally no further forward now than I was when I started this discussion.

    Clearly your installation is borked, not running correctly.

     

    Reinstall OSX.

     

    Also .... Who is your email provider, I wish to check whether they actually support Imap access.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

     

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    Plusnet is my provider. Look at www.plus.net. I have to say I have been with them for a very long time and have never had any problems with them. There set up page for e mail for the MAC gives the necessary imap settings as well.

     

    Thanks

     

    altv

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    It supports Imap, but do you realise it sends in the clear? no security.

     

    Backup and remove all the accounts, add them back one at a time following the Plusnet instructions exactly.

     

    I would change to a secure system Plusnet is not.

     

    Uncheck "Use Idle if Server Supports It" (on an insecure system I would pull rather than push)

     

    Now that you have awarded your self the solution greenie you may get less people checking it (because you marked it solved) if required you should start a new post.

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    I am loathe to reinstall Mountain Lion again. It has been put in twice since it came out and both times by Apple engineers over the phone because of the complete lack of stability in this machine. (Garbage is the word that comes to mind!) This meant deleting the old Lion system and starting from scratch. And of course, I have to download it again, because Apple, in their wisdom, will not allow you to keep it even though I bought it from the App Store. The machine is only 9 months old, and doesn't really get used in anger, because I am now retired and only really use it for Home accounts, letters and the odd spread sheets and when I can, e mails!!

     

    Cheers

     

    altv

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    altv wrote:

     

    Csound1

     

    I am loathe to reinstall Mountain Lion again. It has been put in twice since it came out and both times by Apple engineers over the phone because of the complete lack of stability in this machine. (Garbage is the word that comes to mind!) This meant deleting the old Lion system and starting from scratch. And of course, I have to download it again, because Apple, in their wisdom, will not allow you to keep it even though I bought it from the App Store. The machine is only 9 months old, and doesn't really get used in anger, because I am now retired and only really use it for Home accounts, letters and the odd spread sheets and when I can, e mails!!

     

    Cheers

     

    altv

    I have none of your problems, a reinstall is exactly what I would do, but it's your machine. Good Luck.

     

    PS: Apple allow you to keep the installer as long as you like, you have to remember to make a copy however, next time, do that.

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    Thanks

     

    altv

  • altv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Csound1

     

    I suppose the real question is "Can I Re-install Mountain Lion on top of the existing one or again do I have to format that disk again?" That is the worrying thing from my point of view.

     

    altv