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    mail question
    so my mail was working just fine. but now it wont get the mail from my yahoo account and all that keeps popping up is the same thing in the "recovered messages" in the "on my mac" folder... any hints as to the problem? the password is right, and when i delete the 1600+ messages they just come back.

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    I had similar mail problems last year - it was down to an email with a large attachment that was failing to send and whenever it re-tried it created another copy on my hard drive.

    Here's a post I made about it in response to another thread:

    I had an issue at the end of last year where my hard drive was filling up rapidly and I was getting freezing issues.

    The reason was an email with 2 attachments that kept failing to be sent. Apple mail was then recovering the email and attempting to re-send it again and again and each time a new copy was being made on my hard drive.

    I found out by installing a piece of software called omni disk sweeper.

    The only way around it was to disable my email account, locate and delete the email file and then reinstate my account.
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....


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    can anyone tell me how to delete my mail account?

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    late 2012 IMac 27", early 2015 MBPr, early 2014 MBA, mid 2010 MB (10,11.6), iPhone 6 (iOS 9).
    mail
    preferences
    accounts tab
    highlight the offending account
    press the - key
    to get it back, follow the same procedure only press the + key and follow the instructions
    Johann Gambolputty de Von Ausfern....


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    thanks for your help.. i messed with this thing for a bit and couldn't figure it out.

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