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Andrew W Scott

 
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I have two email addresses set up in Mac Mail, both with my own domain names (call them domain1 and domain2).

When I first open up Mac Mail and I first try to do a 'Get All New Mail', I get this dialog message:
Mail can't verify the identity of "mail.<domain1>.com"

The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be "mail.<domain1>.com" which could put your confidential information at risk. Do you want to connect to the server anyway?

buttons: Show Certificate | Cancel | Connect
Now I just have been hitting connect and then get this message:
Mail can't verify the identity of "mail.<domain2>.com"

The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be "mail.<domain2>.com" which could put your confidential information at risk. Do you want to connect to the server anyway?

buttons: Show Certificate | Cancel | Connect
I just hit connect again and that's that, everything works.

Things just got worse, another message did the 'disappearing trick' and I can't get it back even after Quitting, Restarting, and opening Mac Mail again. I strongly feel the email message is actually still there, it's just blank on the display (the header information like FROM, TO, SUBJECT, etc is still showing correctly in the list of emails in that mailbox.

This only seems to happen to mailboxes that are in other mailboxes. I've noticed an odd behaviour of that 'parent' email, with a second 'child' email inbox, being recreated in the 'grandparent' email inbox. An example will illustrate better.

I have a mailbox called '* WAITING' (could this be anything to do with starting a mailbox name with an asterisk?), and in it is a mailbox called '2 Advertising sales', and in it is a mailbox called 'SM proposal'. In 'SM proposal' are 8 messages, 1 of which is doing this weird disappearing act. When that started happening, I noticed there was a new mailbox called 'URGENT Advertising sales' (a former name of the '2 Advertising Sales' mailbox) in the '* WAITING' mailbox. The new 'URGENT Advertising sales' mailbox was greyed out (indicating it didn't have any emails in it), but it did have a new mailbox in it, called 'SM proposal'! That new 'SM proposal' mailbox was empty. I tried moving it around, I tried moving the culprit email into that new mailbox (but the Mac wouldn't let me, giving me the 'this email cannot be moved error message' I mentioned earlier). In the end I just deleted the two errant new mailboxes, but my culprit email still has done the disappearing act.

This without a doubt is some of the weirdest behaviour I have seen in a computer - making up new mailboxes, making emails become invisible - WTF is going on here? I'm scared I'm going to lose valuables emails!!

HELP!

Thanks in advance for any help, greatly appreciated...
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