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Fix message counts and 'ghosts' in Mail's smart mailboxes
Authored by: Cameroon on Aug 30, '05 07:39:39AM

What I find especially interesting is that I have smart folders that do exactly what the hint claims is broken.

That is, I have a folder that shows Unread messages only and so it does, and with proper message counts. I also have it show Flagged messages, and again it does so correctly.

While I certainly don't claim that maybe for some people something is broken or malfunctioning, but "it works for me."

Perhaps it's due to having done a clean installation, rather than an upgrade. Although I did bring over all my old mail, so that seems less likely to be the reason.



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Fix message counts and 'ghosts' in Mail's smart mailboxes
Authored by: moritzh on Aug 30, '05 01:32:36PM

Indeed not very many people have the same problem I had and it seems to work just well for most, else I would have found a solution more quickly with google I think...

I, too, did a fresh install of Tiger and Mail, by the way. I ecreated all my accounts and settings from scratch and then manually imported those of my old mailboxes I still needed. I thought that was better and safer than upgrading an existings 10.3 version of ~/Library/Mail... I really have no idea why the problem occured.



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Fix message counts and 'ghosts' in Mail's smart mailboxes
Authored by: graemeaustin on Sep 19, '05 10:41:17AM

I have had a similar incorrect message count problem and fixed it by going throuhg every single mailbox and rebuilding them. It would appear as though the index files for some of the mailboxes were not up-to-date. This suggestion appeared in the www.apple.com/support discussion forum.

However, I am now in the process of figuring out a way to get the computer to automatically rebuild all the mailboxes using applescript (and GUI Scripting).



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