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Fix message counts and 'ghosts' in Mail's smart mailboxes
Authored by: martyl on Aug 29, '05 08:51:25PM

My smart mailbox "Flagged" has 7 messages in it, but the message count says 17... tried this hint twice, but no change at all. Also tried trashing the smartmailboxes.plist and its .backup file, deleting and recreating the mailbox, changing the and/or option and other criteria; any other ideas?
(Mail 2.0.2, Tiger 10.4.2)

Marty

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Marty Lindower



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Fix message counts and 'ghosts' in Mail's smart mailboxes
Authored by: moritzh on Aug 30, '05 01:25:54PM

There are some other suggeestions in the hint, did you try them all? I'd definitely give rebuilding mailboxes a try. Maybe, you also have the option set that deleted messges are just hidden (as opposed to "moved to the trash"), so maybe some messages were flagged before they were deleted and thus still show up? Try View > Show deleted messages. If that option is greyed-out, then I guess that is not the cause.



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