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Ok, heres an update on something I did just after posting this, I imported everything from mail to entourage (which I never used) and everything is fine, so why is mail not showing my older emails properly...
Can you re-import from that?

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Well, here is what I did before, I imported all the email from Mail into entourage and it seemed fine in entourage, all the mail was there and readable.

While looking for answers I decided to use the rebuild command in Mail and all those blank emails disappeared from Mail completely, afterward I opened entourage and those same email were gone from there also, how the two are related I have no idea and other than importing I figure'd all the mail was in a pst file or something in entourage and totally seperate from mail, how would running rebuild effect the emails in entourage too??

It just seems totally F$ked up.

Bottom line is something got screwed up big time and my lost emails are nowhere to be found.

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While looking for answers I decided to use the rebuild command in Mail and all those blank emails disappeared from Mail completely, afterward I opened entourage and those same email were gone from there also, how the two are related I have no idea and other than importing I figure'd all the mail was in a pst file or something in entourage and totally seperate from mail, how would running rebuild effect the emails in entourage too??
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Are you sure your account isn't IMAP?

Seeing as how both apps are messed up, I sure does sound as though this is a server-side issue.
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Then consider this your warning

Seriously, if there's anything you'd miss on your Mac, backup. I've had two primary harddrives fail on me spontaneously in about 5 years. Not too bad considering how much I use my computers but my backups saved me both times.
Yeah, I'm usually a Windows user so I'm not used to things messing up like this.

But you're right, when using MacOS you really want a backup.
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I just tried importing from Apple Mail to Entourage. But no mails got imported, only account settings etc. So I tried to export my mails from Apple Mail as .mbox and then import to Entourage. It worked, but I only got todays and yesterdays mails. So I guess im out of luck even though I can still see all my mails in Apple Mail. Just can't read them.
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I know Mail is using POP. I am 100% sure.

While I don't know how big my mailbox was I doubt it was very large, I have users at work with mailboxes close to 2Gb on our server and they are a LOT more email than I have so I don't think mailbox size has anything to do with it and my HD has plenty of space also.

When I get home tonight I'll check some things out again however I am not very hopeful I will ever see these emails again. I think I am just going to have to let the computer win this round.

Thanks for all the help anyways guys.

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