Emails seem to have gone missing from a MacMail account linked to a Gmail account. Gmail have been no help saying the emails are lost forever (a Related earlier posting can be seen here, http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28738669/Macmail-lost-deleted-a-big-chunk-of-my-gmail-apparenlty-unrecoverable-Using-Timemachine-backup-instead.html
However, we have a time machine backup. When I use this to recover the MacMac v2 folder to an earlier version, even though the files seem bigger, there does not seem to be more emails in it when looking at the folders.
Also when I do a recovery and then open those emails in MacMail, after a warning about them needing to be converted (Sadly can’t remember the exact message right now, but it like an upgrade has just happened) the 4GB file shrinks to about 1.5GB.
I’m wondering if there are general tips when dealing with Mac Mail to extract / recovery emails from raw files. I’m not sure if the files are corrupted or not, but I don’t understand enough about MacMail to understand what’s happening. Keen to try and recover the emails for the person.
Hope I make some sense. Mac Mail not my area of expertise at all and looking for some general guidance for this scenario