Please find my email! It's hiding.
February 6, 2009 3:21 PM Subscribe
Where did my email go? Mail.app has lost an important email message that is stuck somewhere in between sending on my end and receiving on the receiver's end. How can I get it back?
posted by pised to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
In the past couple of days, my Mail.app on my Macbook has been acting up -- it's not frozen, but it refuses to send and receive messages. I have to force quit (it won't quit on its own) and when that happens, it warns me that any unsaved changes (i.e. the email message I just sent which is now floating out in the interwebs) will be lost. When this happened yesterday, I lost a short email that I had to rewrite and send out again. It had been working fine for most of the day today until I sent out an important email to my thesis supervisor -- I hit send and the message disappeared, but didn't send. It's not in my sent folder (because it clearly wasn't sent) and it's not in my drafts folder (because it's not a draft). Mail.app is hooked up to my university SunJava IMAP email account, which I can get to, and I can send and receive mail in it; it's clearly a Mail.app issue.
When I log in to the web interface for the e-mail account, there is an 8K message in the "Drafts" folder with the correct subject line and recipient, but when I open it there is no text in the message.
Somebody, please, please, please tell me where my email message to my supervisor is hiding and how I can get it back.