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Fix Mail.app indexing issues under 10.3
Authored by: magill on Aug 10, '04 11:29:42PM

Note that the answer is different for POP and IMAP users:

In Mail.app -> help "rebuild mailbox" the heading:

"Messages are missing, incomplete, or garbled"

"Rebuild your mailbox. Choose Mailbox > Rebuild.

For POP accounts, the table of contents file (which you don't see) is moved aside and rebuilt, using data in the mbox file and elements of the old table of contents file.

For IMAP accounts, the table of contents file is moved aside, and locally cached messages are also discarded. All the messages are retrieved again from the server to your hard disk and the table of contents file is rebuilt from the newly downloaded messages and from data in the old table of contents file."

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William H. Magill
Senior Systems Administrator



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