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cudaboy_71
05-03-2005, 09:52 PM
the 10.4 upgrade (from 10.3.6) went flawlessly with an archive and install.

but, mail is just messed up. from the first launch, all my mailboxes are present. but, nothing is in them. just a blank screen with '0 messages' displayed in the titlebar. i'm sure there were things in my inbox. i'm not *that* organized.

at first even my junk folder showed some 200 odd unread messages as a bold number in parens. but upon clicking the junk folder, the 'unread' tag disappeared and '0 messages' displayed in the titlebar.

any clue as to what might be causing this. i havent tried the usual trashing of prefs, etc.

as new oses go, i figured i'd fish for some others' experiences first. maybe try reimporting the mailboxes??? whatdya think?

hayne
05-03-2005, 10:01 PM
I had a sort of similar problem - see this thread:
http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=38797
The problem went away after I quit and re-launched Mail.app (a few times).

cudaboy_71
05-03-2005, 10:16 PM
thanks hayne. saw that post, but didnt read completely through your post. that sounds like it may be the issue. the application is doing some really odd things.

the program will not quit for one thing. i have to force quit it. so, i think i cannot try just starting and stopping it a few times until i get legitimate 'quits'.

i think i'll just let it sit all night. perhaps its just indexing??? *shrug*

at least im not alone here.

sidenote: is there a way to get the mailboxes to the right of the viewer? i guess i can get used to it on the left. but, i had it to the right in 10.3. old dogs & new tricks, etc.

cudaboy_71
05-03-2005, 10:30 PM
think i found the answer at mail discussions (http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@267.389CalDeQpa.0@.68ae2a24) on apple's discussion board. (my mailboxes are rebuilding at the moment---but, that's a good sign)

in short, delete whatever's in your ~/Library/Mail/Bundles directory.

for me, it was httpmail (hotmail plugin for mail.app)