I was wondering if someone could assist me.
I have an apple mac and use the apple mail for my email. Until yesterday I was unable to view my sent mail. I followed the steps from a website to restore the messages....
I found this article really useful, but wish I hadn't done this....
"Use "Rebuild" from the Mailbox menu, while selecting the target mailbox. This sometimes works if the problem has recently occurred."
After I did this all of my sent items disappeared. The sent items mailbox is still 2.6GB (I know I know)
I managed to solve the problem of not being able to preview sent messages by doing the following....
"So, what I did was go to my users > library > mail > email folder where my INBOX.mbox, Sent.mbox, Deleted Messages.mbox folders were, and simply added the word OLD to the folder names.
Then I moved them to the "Mailboxes" folder in the Mail folder.
As far as I can tell, Mail will automatically create new Inbox Sent and other folders when launched.
I then launched Mail, made sure my account settings were correct, and clicked on File > Import Mailboxes, Navigated to the Mailboxes folder, and imported all of the ones flagged "OLD." They imported fine, at which point I could move the "old Inbox" emails to my Inbox, the Old sent ones to my sent, etc..."
So I now have my email working with only two messages in my sent folder....
MY QUESTION IS:
Can I import all of the content of the old sent messages.mbox file even though I have performed a rebuild on it. Whenever I try and import the 2.6GB sent message file I don't get anything.
Thanks for your time in advance