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Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to houltoj)
Hello, is this IMAP or POP account?
If IMAP check Mail>Preferences>Mailbox Behavior tab & see what is checked under Trash.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks for the reply. It's a POP acct but I think the problem is more serious. Now I cannot even open my email. On my desktop, I'm replying from my iPad. Also my hard drive is all of a sudden at capacity so the whole computer seems useless. Thinking of trying to back up everything to an external and rebooting
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to houltoj)
You might get some free space in Safe Boot...
Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, empty trash while in Safe mode.
(Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive & clear caches.)
If perchance you can't find your install Disc, at least try it from the Safe Boot part onward.