My Apple Mail Pet Peeve - Self Replicating Read Mails

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Tantantiniiin, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Tantantiniiin

    Tantantiniiin Active Member

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    Im just wondering - why is it that my e-mails keep doubling once a week? I mean each e-mail that I've read already replicates itself again and comes out as 1 read, 1 unread (bold) right on top of each other in the e-mail listing.

    I wanna ask the experts here, first, what is causing this? and secondly, for the replicated mails, how can I delete them? On the average, that would mean about 200-300++ emails that would replicate - and deleting them one at a time is very tedious. I hope there is a quick feature that could easily delete these extra copies of my emails.


    Filtering the read and unread will not be the solution, as strangely enough, some unread e-mails are not duplicates of any existing emails. Deleting these might lead to deleting some important emails.

    Help please? thanks.
     
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  2. vicicasas

    vicicasas Active Member

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    Do you have any rules (under Mail/Preferences) in effect for your mailbox?

    Also, what mail account is tied to your Mail program ... are the duplicates local or are they also duplicated on the mail server side?
     
  3. elbert

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    That's a problem with the way your mail server is communicating with your mail client. I bet you are using POP3 and not IMAP.

    What's happening is that Mail assumes that the message has not been retrieved yet (even if it has been), so it retrieves it again and again. It's a fault with the server, which should be flagging messages as having been retrieved already. Either that or your mail client isn't telling the mail server that the message has been successfully retrieved.

    A quick fix would be to set Mail preferences to Remove copy from server after retrieving a message to Right Away (instead of the default after 1 week)
     
  4. Tantantiniiin

    Tantantiniiin Active Member

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    These are office mails that I download via POP. Its just a temporary fix while I wait for my new office laptop (ayan, Im using my personal pBook for work muna). So far, I never placed rules in processing my e-mails, I rather use the Smart Mailbox feature which is more reliable for me if I need to filter out e-mails. All of my project e-mails have their own smart mailbox (marketing, sales, Camera Gears for Sale (Ph-Photo), ... etc.
     
  5. Tantantiniiin

    Tantantiniiin Active Member

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    Re: My Apple Mail Pet Peeve - Self TRIPLICATING Mails

    now it got even weirder. After following the instruction to "Remove copy from Server .... to RIGHT AWAY" all my existing messages are now in TRIPLICATES. Not all mails are in triplicates yet, but the status dial right at the side of my inbox is still revolving, and the unread email counter is still adding up.
     
    #5 Tantantiniiin, Aug 24, 2006
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