Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Rebuilding your mailboxes, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
There may be times when you look in mail and you suspect the messages are missing…or the messages you have were kind of screwed in some way.…Their text is locked up or elements seem to be missing.…In such cases, you may need to re-build or re-index your e-mail.…So, let's look at rebuilding. We'll do that by watch mail, and to do…this I simply select Mailbox. I'll choose my iCloud account, and then I…go to the Mailbox menu and I choose Rebuild.…If you're using an IMAP account, everything in that mailbox will disappear,…but don't fear. That's the expected behavior.…
Mail is deleting the messages in the mailbox and downloading fresh copies from…the server. Depending on how many messages the mailbox…holds, it can take awhile to download this stuff.…Now, most of the time you won't see a warning about rebuilding.…You would just find that your mailbox is messed up.…You may however be told that a dysfunctional mailbox needs to be…re-indexed, so how do you do that? Simple enough, just quit mail.…Hold down the Option key and then click on the Go menu and choose Library.…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
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