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Resynchronize Mail.app IMAP mailboxes Apps
I use Mail.app with IMAP accounts set in the "Cache messages when read" mode. Every so often, for some inexplicable reason, mailboxes in the accounts can become desynchronized from their caches. That is to say, headers listed for messages in the mailbox are updated properly, but old and incorrect message bodies are displayed when a message is opened.

It'd be nice if there were a simple solution to the problem, but there is at least a workaround; you can erase the cache folder. For instance, if the problematic mailbox is the mailbox "Mac" in the account "account@email.net", deleting the folder ~/Library -> Mail -> IMAP:account@email.net -> Mac.imapbox (when it is not open in Mail.app) will force the cache to resynchronize.
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Authored by: taikahn on Jul 29, '02 10:31:55AM

While Mail.app is open you can just delete ~/Library/Mail/NameOfAccount/ and simply go back into Mail.app and click on the inbox or choose rebuild mailbox, either will return the mailbox to sychronized order.... No need to quit Mail.app

I have the same issue some times.



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Give them feedback
Authored by: redwoodtree on Jul 29, '02 08:10:04PM
Yep, I get this all the time. Rebuild Mailbox does not work. This makes we think we should actually bother giving apple feedback. Great hint idea, thank you! http://www.apple.com/macosx/feedback/

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