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Mail in inbox gone after upgrade

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:13 am
by swifty
After upgrading to El Capitan (which was successful), I discovered that all the mail in my inbox was deleted. I was starting fresh apparently. Any suggestions on how to restore what was in the inbox before the upgrade. Thanks.

Re: Mail in inbox gone after upgrade

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:25 pm
by swifty
Eureka! After some experimentation, I clicked on Mailbox and found the Rebuild option for inbox. And the same for sent. All is now well.

Re: Mail in inbox gone after upgrade

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:43 pm
by Stephen Hart
As a backup strategy, you can set your e-mail server to keep mail for 1 week (for example) before deleting. This guards against issues in Mail and accidental trashing of mail.